- if you or your child play minecraft please don’t get an axolotl irl
I’m worried Minecraft will have the same effect as the Ninja Turtles in the 90s and children all over will ask for axolotls.
Please note that they live for 15 years. If you get one over the age of 6 or 7 you will almost definitely have to move with it which is a hassle. Why is it such a hassle? They need lots of space. About 10 gallons. That’s a very big tank. That also makes upkeep a bit more difficult.
They are native to Mexico but are endangered. They are legal in some states but not in others. If you tire of caring for it or simply can’t support it anymore releasing it into a local pond can be devastating for the native wildlife OR the axolotl may simply die due to the environmental shock.
There is lots of research of how TMNT brought such demand for turtles as pets amongst kids in the 90s that it caused a huge spike in illegal turtle trade. So many turtles were born and bred and had miserable lives, being kept by irresponsible owners for years simply because a kid wanted Raphael for Christmas.
Everyone please responsible. I’d hate to see this all happen with axolotls too.