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nphilly
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# Posted: 11 May 2009 22:18


Hey,

I was wondering if we could put together a thread about how to select a frog when one goes to purchase one.

Lets just say, the person has already decided on a frog species.

I know its really subjective and all depends on the group of frogs in front of you... but what are the key things you should look at when selecting a specific frog?


Nina
BullfrogGreg
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# Posted: 11 May 2009 22:56


No obvious sores, it should jump away from you when you touch it, have its eyes not sunken in, and should appear alert.

ILoveGreen
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# Posted: 11 May 2009 23:10


~If it's a Tree Frog you should pick one that is sleeping up on a branch or on the glass.
~If there are any sick looking frogs in the same cage..don't buy any of them.


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joshsterrarium
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# Posted: 11 May 2009 23:46


No obvious sores, it should jump away from you when you touch it, have its eyes not sunken in, and should appear alert.
I agree

~If it's a Tree Frog you should pick one that is sleeping up on a branch or on the glass.
~If there are any sick looking frogs in the same cage..don't buy any of them.

I agree



Make sure the frog is in its proper weight range. You do not want a frog that appears skinny or overweight.


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ScurvyGoat
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# Posted: 11 May 2009 23:50


The tank should be clean as well, right? Cause that would mean it'd have a higher chance of getting sick.


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ILoveGreen
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# Posted: 11 May 2009 23:53


Yes proper housing


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MonkeyFrogMan28
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# Posted: 12 May 2009 00:18


where the frog came from, wild caught or who the breeder was.

weird skin colorations. if its moving around too much in day llight instead of being nocturnal.

is it being housed in a mixed species incloser. is it too skinny/underweight. Are the frogs eyes healthy looking.


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Gracehoney
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# Posted: 12 May 2009 01:00


When I bought my three baby White's, I had a nice selection of eleven to choose from, and I had observed them all for half an hour before deciding to get some. It was just at their time to arise and hunt, so I bought the three which were actively hunting, and left the eight which were sacked out on or under the hide. (I had previously purchased frogs from this store, and previously observed their methods of animal husbandry.)

I've been very pleased with my babies; they have doubled in size in two months, and one male has tripled in size. They are healthy, and are still voracious hunters. Two cycle their colors through mint green to brown every day, and the tiniest is always brown, with white spots. As much trouble as I have had with some frogs not wanting to eat, I chose hunters, rather than climbers, and got healthy frogs who do both.


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Hayden
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# Posted: 12 May 2009 02:01


The best advice I can give you is to buy from a reputable breeder and not a retailer. Sure you may pay more, but you get quality animals. Very rarely will you find a retailer or pet store with healthy animals. There are exceptions of course, but more times than not, go with a good breeder.

Sh0e
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# Posted: 12 May 2009 03:04


it's hit and miss at stores. as Hayden said your best bet is to go to a good breeder, better yet go to a reptile show. though that can be hit and miss because some of those are really just snake shows.


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