Originally Posted by dragonfly_dust
Ummm...Axolotl have been banned for a while now. It says it quite clearly in the NJ pet shop application form from Fish and Wildlife: http://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/pdf/xotic_petshop_app.pdf
Granted this information on bans of specific species should be available on exotic hobby permit forms as well but that's not the point. According to Fish and Wildlife, they banned the axolotl and other similar amphibians due to fear that they may interbreed with local native species like the eastern tiger salamander.
Sorry if it seems I was speaking in present tense, I am fully aware it has been quite some time that they banned them.
I was just ranting about it in general, because I want to own one so bad! And I think their reasoning behind the ban is RIDICULOUS.
I think this was the right place to do vent about that? correct me if I am wrong!