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Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 29 Dec 2011 23:47


So, "Junk" my male crestie managed to get out of his terrarium this week. He lives in a 40 gallon breeder tank that's been converted to a vertical.

I am having a "warping" issue I think with the door on that tank, and I was not aware that it was as bad as it was.

Last night I was feeding and misting the cresties, and he was not in his tank. I ripped that tank apart over and over again looking for him. I made my BF come over and look though the tank for him. His tank is not overly complex, so there isn't that many places for him to go.

I was so frantic about it last night. The last time I was absolutely sure that I saw him was 3 days ago.
I had to get up for work today at 5 am, and I noticed that he was missing around 11:30pm last night. We stayed up till 1:30 am looking for him, and not able to find him anywhere. I made up some extra crestie food (repashy) and placed a dish of it on top of his tank and in his tank. I left the door of his tank open about 3" or so, just in case he decided to wander back.

I hardly slept at all last night. We have 3 cats, and they were playing all night. I kept thinking that they found him and were tormenting him, and I kept jumping out of bed with the flashlight trying to find him when the cats got especially rambunctious.
When my alarm finally went off this morning at 5am, I got up, and had a look around the apartment, but couldn't find him.

I walked by his tank on my way to get ready for work, and he was in the tank. I couldn't believe it. Actually in the tank.
I scooped him out of there and put him in a converted sterelite tub. He won't be getting out of that.
I was so relieved to see him, I woke my BF up to tell him.

I'm just glad that I didn't have to rip the apartment apart to find him.

That tank on the other hand, it's not going to be fun trying to fix that door.

Mh530
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# Posted: 30 Dec 2011 01:26


so glad you found him!! I thought I had lost one of my gray tree frogs one time but she was just hiding really good......


[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
Eric Walker
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809 posts

# Posted: 30 Dec 2011 03:06


I had one escape once as well only i was on vacation in Mexico and it was the caretakers fault for not latching the door on the screen cage. Best super dalmation i have ever seen from kaitys cresteds. I told her to put fresh food in the cage and leave it open. She also found him back in the cage the next day. But it took 4 days and a flight back home to find out he was back safe where he belonged.

FwoGiZ
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# Posted: 30 Dec 2011 19:02


I lost several frogs and lizards too and I usually just find em elsewhere in the herp room, wandering in open vivs or wherever water was ;)


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I've had this spring peeper for over 4 years..!
Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 31 Dec 2011 04:41


well, I figured out what was wrong with the tank and why it was "warped".
The plastic frame pulled away from the top. I didn't realize that I hadn't siliconed it in place originally.
So it was an easy fix. I just had to push the frame back in, and next time I get the silicone out, I will fix that so it doesn't happen again if the tank gets moved.

So "Mr. Junk" is back in his tank. I think he is happy about that.

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