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compasscreek
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# Posted: 16 Apr 2003 20:27


hello my name is dennis and i would like to get a set up a habitat and get a frog ]. i am completely new to this and not to sure where or how to start. although i have been reading a bit it is i little overwhelming. i'd like to get a red eyed tree frog, would this be a good tree frog for a rookie to start with? and it's habitat, what do i actually need? pebbles, soil, a big rock plants and a "pond"?

thanks
dennis

Whitney
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# Posted: 16 Apr 2003 20:59 · Edited by: Whitney


I would suggest a Green tree frog. You could start with one, then work up from there. Red Eyeds are not the best frog to start with, they can be a bit overwhelming for beginers. You could also try Gray tree frogs, or Fire Bellied toads. After getting those down, you can move on to maybe a Whites Tree Frog. I will provide you with a link written by the fabulous and helpful Becki, it should cover all of the information you should need. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask away...we'd love to help you find the perfect pet, frog or not! Ciao!


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Whitney
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# Posted: 16 Apr 2003 21:05


http://www.froggie.info/
A wonderful lady named Becki created this page, and she just happens to be a member of this site! If you have any specific questions, I'm sure that she would love to help you. And RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH!!! When you think that you know all there is to know, read it again! Tree frogs are a huge responsibility, and the care they require can be quite time consuming. But if you think you can handle it, then just ask us anything that comes to mind. Good luck!


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compasscreek
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# Posted: 17 Apr 2003 00:33


how big do green tree frogs get? should i get an enclosure that will be good for him until he is an adult? will a small(baby, juvenile)frog get lost or have a hard time finding food in an adult size enclosure? and get the enclosure set up first before getting s frog right?

dennis

Whitney
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# Posted: 17 Apr 2003 01:08


Yeah, get the set up together first. A small frog (baby) should be kept in a smaller container so you can moniter how much it's eating, if it's pooing all right, etc. But I would reccomend geting the permenant tank when you get the frog. You can set it up, and keep working on it until the frogs are ready. I had a 40 gallon high set up for a few months before I got my geckos just to make sure I had the humidity right and work out any kinks. Becki's site should tell you what size tank to get, it all depends on how many frogs you have.


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tth_lee
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# Posted: 17 Apr 2003 03:38


Green tree frogs reach a maximum length of around 2.5 inches. I got both of mine when they were full grown and they've been going strong for four years now. I've never taken care of baby tree frogs but I'd imagine that there would be a lot of careful monitoring of feeding habits, as they are in an early growth stage.

I really only have good things to say about the green tree frog's hardiness in captivity. There is not a lot of work involved so long as you provide them with enough space (at least 10 gallons) with lots of plants and climbing areas. If you get a male don't be surprised if he keeps you up at night with his quacking.

On another note, I just wanted to say hi to the group because this is my first post here!

Thomas


Tom
1.0.0 Horned frog | Ceratophrys cranwelli
0.0.1 Golden fantail | Carassius auratus
1.1.0 Chinese fire-bellied newt | Cynops orientalis
1.0.0 Betta fish Betta splendens
My collection is small, but less is more :-
n74gordon
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# Posted: 17 Apr 2003 05:14


hey lee ... ?

four years is a respectable amount of time to be interested in tree frogs ... hats off to you.

anyway, i just had to write because your spelling is terrible!!!!!




just kidding ... good to see posts without any spelling errors! i hope that i don't piss anyone off, i know that i don't bother to capitalize, ... but, good to see at any rate. i think i'm just anal and notice spelling and vocab errors, ...

... but, this is just a discussion board, so whatever!



do you keep any other frogs? my babies are red-eyes, so ... what else you got? share some photos!!


nate

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Charlie
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# Posted: 17 Apr 2003 05:39


I am a spelling freak if I am not semi unconscious.


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becki
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# Posted: 18 Apr 2003 05:59 · Edited by: becki


Thanks for the ever so sweet words and compliments Whitney and you're doing a fine job advising there yourself. But do read the site - whichever species you're interested in as well as the husbandry page and then feel free to ask any other questions you may have. You can e-mail me from the site or post questions here - there are lots of folks here who are eager to help.
Becki

Charlie
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# Posted: 18 Apr 2003 08:24


if you get a big enclosure for it you could always put a plexiglass divider in it until it is big enough to need expansion..?


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tth_lee
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# Posted: 18 Apr 2003 21:50 · Edited by: Moderator


do you keep any other frogs? my babies are red-eyes, so ... what else you got? share some photos!!

My two green tree frogs are currently my only frogs. I have some snapshots of them from a while ago, but do bare with them since they are quite blurry.


This is Cassius. She's a bit flighty and likes to hide, but she actually learned to eat from my hand now.


This is Clumpy. She's always been a calm frog and has always taken a liking to me since the day I got them both. She's a fat one and loves to eat.

I've changed the design of my enclosure since taking those pictures so here's an updated look of it:







Nice meeting you all, by the way.

Thomas


Tom
1.0.0 Horned frog | Ceratophrys cranwelli
0.0.1 Golden fantail | Carassius auratus
1.1.0 Chinese fire-bellied newt | Cynops orientalis
1.0.0 Betta fish Betta splendens
My collection is small, but less is more :-
BlueWater
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# Posted: 18 Apr 2003 22:49


Hi Compass,

I just got my White's Tree Frogs on Monday. Never had an amphibian before. Just a Turtle(Red Eared Slider) and a Saltwater fish tank. They are really cool, only come out at night though. Maintenance is very very easy compared to what I have to do with my other tanks. Wish I had known about these frogs before.


^Hey there^
compasscreek
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# Posted: 19 Apr 2003 01:31


isn't the white's tree frog also called the "dumpy frog"? what i want is something leggy like the red eyed tree frog, just on my level though(being a rookie). i bought a 10 gallon tank yesterday. so it's a start. first thing's first though. i have a chameleon coming in a few weeks and i will be spending sometime with it first. i think i'll set the tank i have up to make sure i can a least keep the plants alive and the humidity up. i never really considered getting a chameleon OR a frog until a couple months ago. i wanted a california king snake but my wife says absolutely "NO SNAKES!!" so in my quest to find a way around the snake issue(there is no way around it...non is no. lol) i came across frogs and then chameleons. both are definately alot different the our dogs and fish! lol

cc

n74gordon
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# Posted: 19 Apr 2003 03:54


hey thomas-

the tank looks good, you should be proud.


nate


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compasscreek
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# Posted: 19 Apr 2003 05:27


thomas is that a live plant or plastic?

becki
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# Posted: 19 Apr 2003 16:39


Hya and welcome. I edited the thread with the pics so they will appear on the post. Next time use the [img][/img] command instead of the url and it'll post the pics. Nice looking tank and frogs! Thanks for sharing!
Becki

tth_lee
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# Posted: 19 Apr 2003 17:51


thomas is that a live plant or plastic?

In the first two pictures it's a plastic swordplant. Since then I've done away with it. The two far-away shots of the enclosure are more recent shots and the plants are real. I grow them hydroponically.

Thomas


Tom
1.0.0 Horned frog | Ceratophrys cranwelli
0.0.1 Golden fantail | Carassius auratus
1.1.0 Chinese fire-bellied newt | Cynops orientalis
1.0.0 Betta fish Betta splendens
My collection is small, but less is more :-
cheshireycat
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# Posted: 31 May 2003 07:29


Cool about the chameleon... Anyway, what kind will it be? Before you take on any frogs, I recommend waiting a while after you have the chameleon and then decide. Although they're so solitary and dislike being bothered.. they seem to take up all the time in the world!! Well, good luck!


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Charlie
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# Posted: 31 May 2003 09:22


whatever happened to compass anyways?


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cheshireycat
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# Posted: 15 Jun 2003 07:54


...He's probably too busy taking care of that chameleon, lol.


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