Which frog should I have as a pet?

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Which frog should I have as a pet?

Postby Warwick29 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:30 pm

At first I was going to have a green tree frog but then I realized that they were too big for a 60cm (length) 40cm (width) 30cm (height) terrarium. So I have considered some other frogs.

Gillens tree frog
Red eyed tree frog
Bleating tree frog

Which one is the best frog to start off with and doesn't cost too much?
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Postby MrFordEL » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:22 pm

do you mean to big for the tank?????

gillens grow the same size as GTF. Red eyes are smaller but the heating is a factor with them, where GTF gillens dont need heating. they will survive outside here in adelaide in winter at temperatures of 11 degree.

i cheap frog to care for would be a nocturnal frog. so your non tropical frog.

brown tree or perons are good they dont need no heating no UVB light but if you do it wouldnt hurt to have it on for about 2 hours a day.

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Postby Warwick29 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:25 pm

Here in NSW we get temperatures below 0! I already have a termostat, a heater and a UVB light. by the way, thanks for telling me about the typo :)

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Postby MrFordEL » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:01 pm

Yeh idk where in NSW yoy located but i lived there and it never got below 5 degree's to i say you might be out bush.

Red eyes probably would be your best bet. could even try dainty's there i good frog as well, green and gold bell frogs another one. they all grow to around 5 from vent to rear but keeping as captive breed i dont actually know how big they get. my brown tree and perons are still metamorphs, but my perons are growing quickly.

choice is yours. you can keep perons and browns with the equipment you have it just the temps dont habe to be as high as the other frogs i mentioned

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Postby Warwick29 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:58 pm

Thanks for your reply, red eyes sound like an awesome Idea but i have no idea where I could get one in south west sydney :?

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Postby MrFordEL » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:27 pm

I would get 2 not one. but ull have more chance getting them from victoria then anywhere else

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Postby Warwick29 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:05 am

oh.... that is a bit too far for me... You mentioned the perons tree frog and the brown tree frog. Can you get those where in NSW?

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Postby MrFordEL » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:21 am

Yeh you would have more chance of finding them in sydney thrn the red eyes.

Not many red eyes breeders in australia

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Postby Litoria Alex » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:49 pm

I have 4 perons and I love them! They are full of character and easy to care for. I'm not sure whereabouts you can buy them from in Sydney but I would highly reccomend them:)

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Postby Marshie Man » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:18 pm

Red eyed tree frgos are for advanced keepers and won't be a very good for a beginner.

Go for somthing simple and work your way up like I have. I would recommend perons tree frog for that size tank.

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Postby MrFordEL » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:37 pm

but marshie man i went straight at white lips, their a expert frog keepers but mine survived.

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Postby Marshie Man » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:45 pm

White lips arnt the easiest frogs to keep but they are hardy so they arent difficult....after all, they have evolved to be the dominant and biggest tree frog IN THE WORLD! :lol:

A friend of mine kept lit. chloris and said they were quite hard to keep. He was a very experienced frog keeper with a lot of knowledge and yet all of them died.

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Postby Warwick29 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:40 am

What should I feed the perons tree frog?

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Postby Litoria Alex » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:45 am

Mine eat just about anything that moves except beetles--they can't stand them! Crickets would be a good choice.

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Postby MrFordEL » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:47 am

same as any other frog. you can feed them crickets or flies, but i wouldnt feed them wild insects they might carry deceases and could kill your frogs. this frogs site here has a ARCade and sell all sorts of insects for a VERY good value, i have about 40 frogs and i get bulk insects for ALOT cheaper then i would buy from a pet store.

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Postby Litoria Alex » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:51 am

How on earth do you manage 40 frogs?! You must spend a lot of time caring for them? I have my hands full enough with 8!

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Postby MrFordEL » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:57 am

team work, me and the girlfriend care for them. we try feed them the same day.

when it comes to the tank we clean a tank out each so 3 each takes out about 2 hours in total.

but the funny thing is i am still adding frogs to my collection

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Postby Litoria Alex » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:02 pm

Wow how often do you feed/clean all the frogs? You clean out 3 tanks in the time it takes me to do 1!:) do you have a limit of when you are going to stop expanding:) its sooo hard to resist! I'm about to get some new taddies myself:)

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Postby Warwick29 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:16 pm

will the perons tree frogs eat wood roaches?

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Postby Litoria Alex » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:33 pm

Yep, They might be cautious of the hard shell but mine eat them:)

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Postby Warwick29 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:50 pm

where did you get your perons tree frogs from?

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Postby Litoria Alex » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:13 pm

There are no more available from where I got mine, sorry:(. There are probably other users of this forum who are selling some. If you still can't find any then try www.amazingamazon.com.au. Sorry I'm not much help:(

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Postby Warwick29 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:05 pm

Thats ok, i'll watch that site and see if I can get some! :D

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Postby wattletree » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:51 am

Hi There is a breeder in Sutherland who used to breed red eyes send me your number and i will pass it on if u like :o


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