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abbey
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# Posted: 20 Nov 2010 22:03


What do you think of red eyed tree frogs? How durable are they? Are they territorial?


Abbey jo
matthew polver
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# Posted: 20 Nov 2010 22:12


i have one and i think she is great! no not really territorial, just don't overcrowd.

Heather
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# Posted: 20 Nov 2010 22:40 · Edited by: Heather


I've had a few in the past... up to 4 in a 45 gallon (definitely enough space IMO for them) I've never noticed any territorial behavior in my tanks. However... there has been recent video and such showing some branch bouncing by one to let the other know "Yo... this is MY branch"

But they aren't territorial like say some dart frogs

*edit to add*
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/05/vibr ating-frogs-are-ready-to-fig.html


* Heather *

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Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 20 Nov 2010 22:42


What do you think of red eyed tree frogs?
I think that they are very beautiful, but not very entertaining. They are only up at night when it is really dark out, I only see mine out and about when it's about 5am (when I'm getting ready for work).
I really like mine though, but RETF were not my first frog, and that was a good thing for me. I learned lots from my beginner frogs, and that has helped me tonnes.
This is my RETF, they live in a 40 gallon breeder, vertical tank that I rebuilt:


How durable are they?
I don't think that they would make a good beginner frog. Try something like a Whites Tree Frog or American Green Tree Frog, they will be more forgiving of a beginners mistakes then the RETF will be, (not to mention not as expensive). This is a hands off frog, (like fish).

Are they territorial?

They are not territorial, but they do enjoy having extra space.

abbey
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# Posted: 20 Nov 2010 23:49


I have had a tomato frog in the past. Would i still be considered a beginner? Do you think that i have enough experience to get one?


Abbey jo
matthew polver
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# Posted: 21 Nov 2010 00:17


I have had a tomato frog in the past. Would i still be considered a beginner? Do you think that i have enough experience to get one
definitly yes. i have had many frogs in the past and presnt and i am far from being a non-beginner. a tomato frog has completely different care. as sandy said getting an easy tree frog would get you better experience.

Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 21 Nov 2010 02:04


I have had a tomato frog in the past. Would i still be considered a beginner? Do you think that i have enough experience to get one?
Only you can judge that for yourself. If you feel that you have done your research, have an appropriate habitat set up, and are ready for this new type of frog, by all means go out and get a couple.

I was only trying to point out that if you've never had tree frogs before, that the RETF are an expensive frog. I bought 3 this spring, they retailed at $80 each. Just to compare the price to my American Green Tree Frogs, that I paid 8.99$ each. American Green Tree Frogs, IMHO are quite a bit more forgiving to beginner mistakes. (I'm in Canada too, so frogs are quite a bit more expensive here then in the US.)

Welcome to the Frog, and we'd love to see pictures when you buy your new frog(s)

AgalychnisCallidryas
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# Posted: 21 Nov 2010 02:04


I love watching by redeyes play fight. They are so funny. Once my tiny one attacked the largest one and couldnt even move him. He just looked at the small one that was attempting to grab and squeeze him, and then looked away, and didn't really care much.


-Liam

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abbey
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# Posted: 21 Nov 2010 18:44


Thank You for all the help! I have decided to go for anoles though, they are easier and much more durable than frogs. I really appreciate all of the posts you have sent. If anyone has a suggestion for a Frog that would be cheap, and durable i would LOVE that. I like frogs and i always have so if you can help me please do!
~ Abbey Allred


Abbey jo
matthew polver
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# Posted: 21 Nov 2010 18:51


I have decided to go for anoles though
very good choice. i used to catch them when i was like 6 or 7 and even with my horrible missinformed care they would live for months.

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