Newts are the coolest critters around. From their wacky habits to their superpowers, there’s so much to learn! Join Albert as he explores amazing newt facts for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Click on the images to hear silly sounds and then read about fun newt facts like what do newts look like?, what sound do newts make?, how big are newts?, what do newts eat?, where do newts live?, and more fun facts about newts for kids!
What do newts look like?
Newts are amphibians like frogs, toads, and other salamanders. Amphibians are cold-blooded animals that can live in both water and on land.
Newts have bodies like a lizard with four legs and long tails.
What sound do newts make?
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Some newts make squeaking sounds.
How big are newts?
Most newts do not grow bigger than 4 inches (10 centimeters), thats about the size of a grown-up’s pointer finger.
What do newts eat?
Newts are carnivores, or meat eaters.
They like to eat snails, worms, insects and other amphibians’ eggs.
Where do newts live?
Newts live on land and in the water.
When they are on land newts like wet places, like under logs, rocks and leaves.
When they live in water you can find them in ponds, puddles and streams.
More fun facts about newts for kids
- Many people have newts as pets!
- All newts are salamanders, but not all salamanders are newts.
- Newts, like other salamanders, can regrow arms, tails and other parts of their bodies if they get hurt.
- Some newts have flown in space missions!
- One difference between newts and other salamanders are that newts usually spend more time in the water when they are adults.
- Most newts can create poison on their skin if they are attacked. The poison is similar to the poison in a pufferfish.
Sources: Wikipedia, Live Science, Creative Commons, Britannica.com and Freesound.org
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