|# Posted: 11 Mar 2013 03:54 · Edited by: Moderator
Hello. I am a VERY new owner of a Pacific Tree frog and I live on the west coast where they are native. As a result, I want to be able to take pesty bugs from my all natural chemical free garden and put them in the tank for my native frog to enjoy. However, the tank I had wouldn't ensure that the bugs wouldn't escape. SO, I got a different tank: A ten gallon glass tank with a screen lid. However, a friend of mine who says he knows about frogs, is offering me a different tank with a glass lid. I was concerned about the frog getting enough air, but he told me it would be fine and that the glass lid would keep in the much needed moisture for the frog and any bugs I catch. He also said a screen lid could be bad for my frog because it could scratch her. Anyone have any advice on this?
Also, the PETCO guy, who seemed to know his stuff (pleasant surprise), said that Id need to buy my frog a light and pointed to one that was $19.99, and then a bulb for it that was $9.99. Does my frog really need these? I wasn't under the impression that frogs need heat like reptiles do. lol? And he is a native frog, and our region is NOT warm by any means. LOL?
Also, I want to get my girl a friend or two because I read that these frogs like to be in groups. Im getting the same type, that will be around her size. My question: I read something about being careful about introducing new frogs to old frogs. My original is from the wild, and the news ones will be too. I've only had this one for one week and it will be two weeks once I go get more. She should be fine right? Is there some sort of disease I need to look out for?