Feeding Time

I’ve collected a few videos of Atlas eating.

This video was when she was very young and was still eating blood worms (midge fly larvae). Axolotls should be fed blood worms when they’re young, and should be transitioned to more-nutritious earthworms as they get older. The blood worms come frozen and get everywhere as they thaw, so I fed her in a glass jar to help keep them contained.

Now that she’s fully grown, Atlas eats earthworms, which are nutritionally complete for axolotls. Adults only need to eat two or three times a week.

Though Axolotls are strict carnivores, Atlas didn’t get the memo. Here she is trying to eat a leaf off of a plant, before giving up with a huff.