It is illegal to possess axolotls in the following states without a permit:
New Jersey, Virginia, California, Maine, Hawaii.
Permits are required to import into New Mexico but possession is allowed.
For permit information please contact your state government we can not help with paperwork.
You must send us a copy of your paperwork in order to have an axolotl shipped to these states.
Axolotl possession is prohibited in Washington, D.C.
Axolotl care requirements are minimal, and provided temperature and water flow are well controlled, they are hardy, easy-to-care-for captives that breed readily in captivity. It is difficult to think of a more unusual display animal than the axolotl, and its bold and tame nature makes it an interactive pet.
Lighting: Not required
Minimum Tank size : 20g Long
Diet: High Protein pellets -Live Worms
Substrate: Fine Sand or Bare Bottom
Handling: Axolotls are delicate and soft-bodied amphibians with permeable skin. As such, axolotls should not be handled unless absolutely necessary (they are tricky to catch in a net). If you use a net to move an axolotl, avoid nets with mesh that would let an axolotl’s fingers get damaged. Use a soft, very fine-mesh net.
A sexually mature adult axolotl, at age 18–24 months, ranges in length from 6" to 12".