What are some toxic plants for frogs?

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What are some toxic plants for frogs?

Postby Flackdaddy » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:45 pm

G'day all,

Can anyone tell me what species of plant are toxic to frogs? I am doing an assignment for my Cert III in captive animals and I am completing an assessment on horticulture. One of the questions asks me to list a toxic plant to my husbandry manual species, which for me is Litoria chloris - red-eyed tree frogs. Anyone got any ideas? If you could tell me how it is toxic to frogs would also help.

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Postby antstorm » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:10 am

Dieffenbachia or the dumb cane is one that's really nasty and its a pot plant that most people have at home
not all of these are readily available in Australia but these plants are all toxic to reptile and amphibians

these are the plants i have in my (no no) list

Air plant
Amanita
Amaryllis
American yew
Andromeda
Arum lily
Australian flame tree
Autumn crocus
Avocado
Azalea
Balsam pear
Baneberry
Bird of paradise
Bishop's weed
Black laurel
Black locust
Bloodroot
Bluebonnet
Blue-green algae
Boxwood
Bracken fern
Broad beans
Broomcorn grass
Buckeye
Buckthorn
Bulb flowers
Burdock
Buttercup
Cacao
Caladium
Calla lily
Camel bush
Candelabra tree
Cardinal
Castor bean
Chalice vine
Cherry tree
Chinaberry tree
Christmas candle
Clematis
Cocklebur
Coffee
Coffee bean
Coral plant
Coriander
Corncockle
Cotton bush
Coyotillo
Cowslip
Crown of thorns
Cutleaf
Daffodil
Daphne
Datura
Deadly amanita
Death camus
Delphinium
Devil's ivy
Dieffenbachia
Dutchman's breeches
Eggplant Elderberry
Elephant's ear
English ivy
English yew
Ergot
Eucalyptus
Euonymus
False hellebore
False henbane
Felt plant
Firethorn
Flame tree
Four O'Clock
Foxglove
Ghostweed
Glottidium
Golden chain
Ground cherry
Heliotrope
Hemlock
Henbane
Holly
Honeysuckle
Horse bean
Horse chestnut
Horsetail reed
Hyacinth
Hydrangea
Indian licorice
Indian turnip
Inkberry
Iris
Jack-in-the-pulpit
Jasmine
Java bean
Jerusalem cherry
Jimsonweed
Johnson grass
Juniper
Kentucky coffee tree
Lantana
Larkspur
Laurel
Leucotho
Lily-of-the-valley
Lima bean
Lobelia
Locoweed
Lords and ladies
Lupine
Malanga
Mandrake
Marijuana
Maternity plant
Mayapple
Meadow saffron
Mescal bean
Mexican breadfruit
Mexican poppy
Milk vetch
Milkweed Mistletoe
Mock orange
Monkshood
Moonseed
Morning glory
Mountain laurel
Mushrooms
Narcissus
Navy bean
Nettles
Nightshades
Oak
Oleander
Panda plant
Parsley
Peires
Pencil tree
Periwinkle
Philodendrons
Pigweed
Pikeweed
Poinciana
Poinsettia
Poison ivy
Poison oak
Pokeweed
Potato
Precatory
Privet
Pyracantha
Rain tree
Ranunculus
Rape
Rattlebox
Rattlebush
Red maple
Rhododendrons
Rhubarb
Rosary peas
Sandbox tree
Scarlet runner
Skunk cabbage
Snowdrop
Snow on the mountain
Sorghum grass
Sorrel
Spindle tree
Spurges
Sudan grass
Sweet pea
Tansy ragwort
Thornapple
Tobacco
Vetch
Virginia bower
Virginia creeper
Wattle
White cedar
Wisteria
Yam bean
Yews
Yellow jasmine

as i said most are not native but at least you'll have something to work with

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Postby Chris Key » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:34 am

Craig from O'Magic Frogs keeps ivy in a lot of his tanks with no ill effects to the frogs.

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Postby antstorm » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:14 am

Not all the ivy family is toxic to amphibians though

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Postby MrFordEL » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:35 am

Is that 98% for the plants in australia?? Lol

I have english ivy in my tank and my frogs seem to be alright.
Woulda out be alright to leave inn there it remove it?

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Postby antstorm » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:20 pm

didn't understand your post at all
as i said not all breeds of ivy are toxic personally i wouldnt use them in my tanks
english ivy btw creates hederasaponins which in humans dogs cats and cattle causes difficulty in breathing, convulsions, vomiting, paralysis and coma it can also give you dermatitis that can result in weeping sores , im sure its not that good for frogs

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Postby MrFordEL » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:49 pm

I only says that because thats way beyond the knowledge I know what different type of plants lol. Ok thats a bit scary, so which climbing fine, fig should I usnstead of the.english ivy?

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Postby antstorm » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:57 pm

MrFordEL wrote:I only says that because thats way beyond the knowledge I know what different type of plants lol. Ok thats a bit scary, so which climbing fine, fig should I usnstead of the.english ivy?


try here mate http://www.froggie.info/plants/plants1.htm

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Postby MrFordEL » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:09 am

antstorm wrote:
MrFordEL wrote:I only says that because thats way beyond the knowledge I know what different type of plants lol. Ok thats a bit scary, so which climbing fine, fig should I usnstead of the.english ivy?


try here mate http://www.froggie.info/plants/plants1.htm



Cheers mate very helpful, thankyou very much

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Postby antstorm » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:15 am

youre welcome ford , when i started keeping frogs and Salamanders i learnt the hard way about what was and wasnt safe for them , at least now we can look at the net to find information

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Postby MrFordEL » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:32 am

yes that is true, only been keeping frogs for about 6 months now and i have 12 of them in 2 species

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Postby *ADRIAN* » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:49 am

very interesting information cheers, but now youve got me a bit worried as ive got two large arum lillies in my GTF tank. Ive had them in there for a couple months now and it doesnt seem to bother them, just wondering if you know the reason that there no good for your frogs. Also ive been thinking about putting a birds nest fern in there at some stage but think ill give that a miss now.

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Postby MrFordEL » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:12 pm

went and spent $50 today getting 3 plants for my tank.

I got a blushing bromeliad, maidenhair fern and a peace lily. they are all from the site you gave me antstorm. One that got my attention was a maidenhair creeper but it isnt on the no no list nor on that site, so just wondering if you know i could use it???

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Postby antstorm » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:17 pm

im not sure , ill have to check :D

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Postby MrFordEL » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:22 pm

Cheers man, much appreciated


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