That's true, they are legal here. However I live with my mother who thinks that I already have too many pets. Four bettas and a dog is hardly too many. Ah well, someday. And perhaps someday for everyone else who cannot get one as soon as they'd like.
Anyway, the eggs are looking great! I'm glad that there aren't too many duds so far. Hopefully it will stay that way.
I expect California had an invasive species problem - since the environment there is so versatile. Frankly, I'm surprised Florida allows them.
It's all those irresponsible owners that just release pets into the local environment that ruins it for everyone. Not to minimize the impact of smugglers at airports - intentionally releasing the cargo to get rid of evidence or the animals escaping.
I dunno, depends on how labor intensive it becomes and how long it takes. Lol! The stores around here sell that size for $45, and most websites sell them for anywhere between 15-20, so I don't know yet.
It's sad but true, some irresponsible people ruin it for everyone.
The tiger salamander is endangered here, and at least in the lab, axolotls have bred with them. Oh, well, at least I can enjoy them online and at the zoo.