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Clark
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# Posted: 20 Nov 2012 03:28


May have posted this before, and if I did I apologize. I did write this question but I don't think it went through.


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FwoGiZ
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# Posted: 20 Nov 2012 04:50


they absolutely can't...
they actually don't even know you exist or that they're being captive


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k412
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# Posted: 1 Dec 2012 06:48


My Pyxie and my whites are keeper aware, I baby talk they look up at me for food. It's a Pavlov thing, not affection. They recognize me specifically though. My mom tried last week and nothing. I went over and my whites looked right at me. I think they do become keeper aware, my whites is 4-5 years old now though.


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FwoGiZ
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# Posted: 2 Dec 2012 11:16


Yeah I had a talk with my frogs a while back and they really made it clear they didn't know who I was and what the hell was going on....
no seriously c'mon=_=

animals will associate some events and stimuli to food, that doesn't mean they recognize you at all.
Just like a wild gecko will go next to a lamp post once it turns on at night, cause he got used to the fact bugs are baited towards the light
your frog will know it's food time when it sees that huge mesh sky thing open up... or hear that weird loud noise (your voice)

now this guys is wondering if they have affection? absolutely not, sadly
I am sometimes wondering if it even happens with dog... It would be debatable


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Charlie
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# Posted: 4 Dec 2012 15:51


Who's to say they don't recognize specific people/animals? Till you buy a Dr. Dolittle hat, you can only speculate. Frogs generally have good vision, and hearing, I'd wager they're able to differentiate a lot of things. Now on a related note, frogs are not terribly intelligent, and they are limited on what they are capable of one would think. I've had frogs that would come out when I came in, just as I've had frogs that hid when they seen me. Any animal is capable of learning given enough patience and time.


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Cheryl Andrews
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# Posted: 18 Dec 2012 15:39


When I kept gray tree frogs...I raised them from tadpoles. They would chirp when I would talk to them, and several exhibited behaviors that were like begging for food. One of them I named Acro (short for Acrobat) because his way of begging for food was to climb up to the mesh top and hang upside down climbing on it.

I have to say it was very entertaining.

But as far as affection, I'm not sure that is even something frogs are capable of for each other. Sure, they get used to having companions probably and then if the companion dies they might get stressed and seem to be a bit depressed because of that.

Now there's no doubt in my mind that they have a love for food. That might be the one true thing. But they do have personality, and I think they do have enough memory and intelligence to adapt to captivity and all that that entails, including keepers.

I had a WTF once that definitely liked me for some reason or another, but I couldn't have said for sure.

Anyway...it's a nice thought anyhow.

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