Yes, they are. The axolotl is a type of aquatic salamander native to Mexico. Although these amphibians are exotic animals, they are easy to care for and make enjoyable house pets. When kept in an aquarium, most axolotls have a life span of 10 to 15 years. Occasionally, these salamanders will metamorphosize into a terrestrial state.
Purchase an aquarium of at least 10 to 20 gallons to house adult axolotls. The more members of this species you have, the larger the tank should be. Juveniles tends to be cannibalistic, so keep them separate until they are full grown. Even if a body part gets bitten off, however, these salamanders have amazing regenerative properties and can grow back the area over time.
Because the skin and gills of these salamanders is soft and sensitive, frequent handling is not recommended. Owners should pay strict attention to the axolotls’ water quality. Axolotls do best with filtered water that does not have any chlorine or chloramines. Replace about 20 percent of the water weekly. Use a siphon occasionally to clean the bottom of the tank and maintain water quality.
Feed axolotls a steady diet of brine shrimp, small pieces of beef, commercial earthworms, bloodworms, tubifex worms, or commercial fish pellets