Personally, I would follow this: http://www.caudata.org/forum/f1173-a...vant-laws.html
in regards to the law. I don't think I'd own any if I was in Cali simply because their legal status changes all the time, and it's not worth losing my pets to me. But to each their own. -shrugs-
Thankfully I live in Michigan, and my two axie juvies aren't going anywhere!
I'll have to get pictures of them up soon...they're finally getting to be more adventurous and journeying out of their hides! Anyone can feel free to PM me any questions regarding axolotls. I'm rather new to the species, but I did lots of research prior to getting mine! I can also give out the name of the breeder I got mine from. He's great!