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Mh530
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# Posted: 13 Sep 2011 01:55


Okay......I was just wondering, Are tiger legs hard to keep? I am not in a position to get one but I was wondering for in the future. I have always thought they were REALLY neat but I don't know if they are easy to take care of or hard......thanks for the help!!!


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Megan H
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# Posted: 13 Sep 2011 02:16


I think they are easy to care for. There are 2 species of tiger legged tree frog. Which specie are looking at? Because they both need different conditions. These frogs are rewarding to keep as they are a blast to watch at night but I would never handle one because they seem to stress out real bad and will make a cray jump and they can hurt themselves. They are horrible jumpers and climb rather than jump


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Jawsofafrog
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# Posted: 13 Sep 2011 02:42


Go pick up Reptile magazine. This past month's article is featured by Michael Novy with this frog you mention.


1.0.0 Tanimbar Island Blue Tongue Skink T. scincoides chimaerea Silver Phase
0.1.0 Variable King snake Lampropeltis Thayeri Mexicana
0.0.1 Western Hognose snake Heterodon nasicus
2.0.0 Green tree frog Hyla
fieldnstream
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# Posted: 13 Sep 2011 05:09 · Edited by: fieldnstream


As was mentioned before there are two species that are commonly called tiger-leg treefrogs. Phyllomedusa tomopterna is often called "giant tiger-leg" or "super tiger-leg". I have kept P. tomopterna and would not consider it a difficult species to work with. Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis is the other "tiger-leg" and is supposedly a very hardy captive. There are two subspecies: P. hypochondrialis hypochondrialis and P. hypochondrialis azurea. I have heard that one is from more open woodlands and likes to be kept drier, while the other should be kept similarly to tomopterna. Haven't seen the new reptiles mag, but if novy wrote the article I'm sure its great. I kept my P. tomopterna in an 18x18x24 zoomed with a dripwall, spathiphyllum and aglanoema (they love the broad leaves). I used a substrate of 20% coco, 20% crushed oak leaves, and 60% long-fibered sphagnum moss. I always provided clean water for soaking.


-Field Smith
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Jawsofafrog
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# Posted: 13 Sep 2011 17:51


Haven't seen the new reptiles mag, but if novy wrote the article I'm sure its great.
Oh it is great. The pictures pop out off the pages too!


1.0.0 Tanimbar Island Blue Tongue Skink T. scincoides chimaerea Silver Phase
0.1.0 Variable King snake Lampropeltis Thayeri Mexicana
0.0.1 Western Hognose snake Heterodon nasicus
2.0.0 Green tree frog Hyla
Mh530
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522 posts

# Posted: 14 Sep 2011 14:22


Well....I was hoping for a Surinam Tiger Leg Tree Frog. such as this
Unless that is a fake picture of one. The name you give my the tiger part just went a little past the legs,in this picture it goes all the way up the sides.


[IMG]http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s348/mh530/misc026fix-1.jpg[/IMG] They say evolution made this...
But only God could make something so small and yet so perfect.

Megan H
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605 posts
605 posts

# Posted: 14 Sep 2011 20:08


Phyllomedusa tomopterna, needs care similar to red eyes,


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Mh530
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# Posted: 14 Sep 2011 20:13


ohhh....okay. I hope sometime in the future when I get more experienced at taking care of frogs...


[IMG]http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s348/mh530/misc026fix-1.jpg[/IMG] They say evolution made this...
But only God could make something so small and yet so perfect.

Megan H
fieldnstream
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# Posted: 15 Sep 2011 05:50


Yep thats a P. tomopterna (the cooler tigerleg in my opinion:lol. If you do a little planning you should have no problem taking care of them. You can do it!


-Field Smith
Some Frogs
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