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CARE SHEETS.

Postby Ann » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:22 am

http://frogs.org.au/arc/caresheets.html (litoria carulea, Litoria infrafrenata, Limnodynastes species, Mixophyes fasciolatus, Pseudophryne semimarmorata)

http://luke_zecevic.tripod.com/frogsofa ... /id10.html (litoria carulea, Litoria infrafrenata, Litoria Ewingii, litoria gracilenta, litoria chloris, litoria splendida)

http://allaboutfrogs.org/info/species/whistle.html (Litoria Ewingii)

http://allaboutfrogs.org/info/species/bell.html (Litoria aurea)

http://www.freewebs.com/caresheet (litoria carulea)

http://frogs.org.au/arc/caresheets.html (tadpoles)
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Postby Ann » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:55 pm

Litoria citropa
Blue Mountains Tree Frog

Care sheet
Written by
Janet Johns

This Beautiful frog lives along the rocky rivers from mid N.S.W down into S.E Victoria. Keepers of this species need to replicate some of the basic conditions of this habitat.
WATER
In very hot weather L.citropa hide under rocks in damp places to keep cool. They need smooth river rocks with crevices in which to hide inside their enclosure. In forested areas, the water in flowing rivers is clean and cool. Keep the water very clean and preferably keep it moving with an air stone, filter or waterfall. Change it frequently.
SUBSTRATE
The enclosure should have a land area and a water area separated by a piece of glass sealed with silicone. A layer of pebbles covered by a sheet of fly mesh will prevent the palm peat from being washed out the drainage hole. The land area at least should be drained by having a hole drilled in the bottom of the tank and a tap fitted to it. The tap is left open and excess water can drain into a bucket or through a pipe leading to outside. This will prevent the land from becoming waterlogged and smelly and allows for frequent spraying and rinsing to prevent the build up of pathogens. The water section can have a tap fitted for ease of cleaning. The substrate must not be earth or potting mix as these contain pathogens and fertilizers which could be lethal to the frogs. Coir blocks, sometimes labeled “palm peatâ€￾ can be purchased from garden centers or supermarkets. These are soaked in a bucket of water until they have expanded into a friable mixture. Palm peat is fairly sterile. Plants such as hen and chicken fern, spathiphylum, mondo grass, etc. can be planted into this substrate. First wash all soil from the roots of the plants and trim them if necessary.
LIGHTING
Although L.citropa dislike heat, they do bask in the sun, thus receiving UV light which is essential for the assimilation of calcium. Deformities and death can occur if calcium deficiency develops. Use a good quality reptile light and renew the tube every 12 months. Alternatively, you can use a black light but will need an ordinary fluorescent tube wit it, as the black light doesn’t emit much daylight. The correct black light is white when switched off and blue when switched on. Light must be placed on a mesh lid as UV light does not pass through glass. The mesh lid allows for good ventilation. It is essential that branches or rocks are high enough to allow the frog to sit quite close to the UV light as light may not penetrate to the bottom of the tank.
FEEDING
Young frogs can be fed every day on small crickets, flies, moths and spiders. Food insects raised artificially must be dusted with calcium such as ‘Rep-Cal’ calcium powder and ‘Repcal herptivite’ vitamin powder. Dust insects at most feedings. Wild caught insects do not need to be dusted. Adults can be fed the same way, but three or four feedings a week in summer and once a week in winter. Of course, if frogs are too fat or too thin then adjust feedings accordingly.
GENERAL
The above guidelines are for Litoria citropa and some of these necessities do not apply to other species. Importantly, L.citropa dislike heat, must have a good source of UV and must be kept clean. It is not wise to handle frogs unless you absolutely have to. Human skin is not frog friendly.
If your L.citropa are happy and healthy, you will be rewarded by their beauty and fantastic frog call.

Thank you to Janet Johns for allowing the reproduction of her care sheet.

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Postby Herpetology » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:37 pm

You really gave me a hand thanks! :D :D :D :D :D
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Frog breeders

Postby Jemstone » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:50 pm

[color=green]Hi, there
We have our tank all set up but no frogs, we have heard Janet Johns breeds frogs. How can we contact her?

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Postby Herpetology » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:47 pm

Hi,

Here are her contact's

Janet Johns
PH: (03) 97766818 or
0409 147 588

janetsdragons@optusnet.com.au

hope this helped!
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Postby Nicole53 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:29 pm

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Postby Nicole53 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:08 pm

Caresheets.info is dedicated to providing information on caring for exotic animals in captivity. From Burmese Pythons and Poison Dart Frogs to Ferrets and Hedgehogs, we have an information site with everything you will need to know BEFORE you purchase that special pet.It is imperative that you read everything you can about any animal you are interested in purchasing. Read the care sheets here, buy the books suggested, talk to people who have the same animal, visit web sites with forums about the animal of interest. We cannot stress enough that education is the main thing needed to keep exotic animals in captivity. You need to know what to expect, how to deal with issues that arise, and what not to do. Do not hesitate to ask even the simpliest of questions. You can only find so many answers in books, the real answers to the everyday care husbandry, and problems that may airse come from people who have kept the animal successfully.

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Postby toadie » Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:05 pm

Does anyone know where i can find some info on Litoria fallax

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Postby MrFordEL » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:22 am

Tried Looking at the magnificent tree frog care sheet and the site isn't working

This link here gives you the care sheet for:

Litoria Caerulea
Litoria Moorei
Litoria Splendida

here is the link: http://reptiletrader.com.au/docs/caresh ... trader.pdf

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Postby Who » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:48 am

toadie wrote:Does anyone know where i can find some info on Litoria fallax


There is a very minimal Litoria fallax caresheet on the Coburg Aquarium website.
http://www.coburgaquarium.com.au/pdf.php?id=1551


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