|# Posted: 27 Nov 2012 21:20
So, I just got my White's tree frog, Simon. Growing up my parent had dozens of frogs; this is my first frog I have out on my own, so I want to do everything right, but I can't find any straight answers. I was told to buy moss. I did. Now Im reading that moss can be harmful. The petstore tank had moss in it and my parents always kept moss in with their frogs. If there is anything better to use please help me figure out what it is and where to get it.
Next question. Does the frogs color mean anything? When I bought Simon he was a dark brown and frankly look miserable. The second I brought him home he turned bright green and has this content look on his little face. I've read that they turn brown when they are stressed, but I also have a bearded dragon and know that his "stress lines" (or color changes) don't really mean anything. I want to just make sure I can tell if something is amiss.
Last question: I noticed when I bought my frog, Simon, that all the other WTF in the tank were perched around the thermometer. I assumed that they had formed cliques. All the red-eyed tree frogs were sitting together in one corner, the black-eyed were in another corner, the clown tree frogs had reign over the floor, and all the WTFs were grouped by the thermometer. Once I brought Simon home he ate a cricket then perched himself by the thermometer and only leaves that spot to eat or sit in the water dish. I don't understand why. He has branches and anything else a frog would ever want to climb all over, but he loves the thermometer. Any ideas on that? I guess that doesn't matter, I'm just curious.