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misty
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# Posted: 2 Nov 2012 03:56


I recently read it is not good to handle frogs for one, is because we have salt in our hands which is highly toxic to most animals etc.also they should not be handled,because of many other reasons.Thanks.


misty
FwoGiZ
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# Posted: 2 Nov 2012 21:54


well it isn't HIGHLY toxic... it's just not good to do so
I think stress is far worst than the sodium
a frog is more like a fish than a reptile or rodents pets
you look at it, it's pretty kewl when it's eating and that's pretty much it :P



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new2frogs
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# Posted: 9 Dec 2012 21:43


I agree with FwoGiZ Frogs are more watch and not play with pets ;)


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k412
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1001 posts

# Posted: 10 Dec 2012 01:34


Only touch if you have to, that's always been my rule.


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Charlie
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# Posted: 10 Dec 2012 03:58


It's true, all frogs have some degree of toxicity, though most are not irritable/dangerous unless ingested, or rubbed into an open wound/orifice.

You do not want to handle your frogs anymore than you have to period. Not only does it transfer stuff from them to you, it transfers from you to them too.

They have a mucous membrane for skin... anything you have on your skin can be transferred to your pet. It's like sticking your grubby finger up your friends nose, and rubbing it around.

Not to mention, some frogs such as a tomato for example, have natural defense mechanisms (they secrete a glue like substance from their skin when threatened) that can make handling them unpleasant.


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