Viv set-up

Viv set-up

Postby Buck Rogers » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:44 pm

I have always enjoyed frogs since I was a laatjie, and after going through to monte casino bird park (I should get frequent flyer point for visiting there) I am inspired to set up a really attractive natural viv (like Mr G's) in the next year. What would you recommend to be an attractive display animal, that would enjoy a somewhat tropical feel? I was thinking painted reed frogs? Or are there exotics avaiable (besides tomato toads and fire bellies)?

Any advise would be much appreciated?
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Re: Viv set-up

Postby Neurotoxic » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:50 pm

Hey BR. Ye how bout some poison arrows!
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Re: Viv set-up

Postby fredsmith » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:58 pm

Poison arrows would look wicked awesome in a setup like MrG's.
There's quite a range of colour to them. Don't know if they're locally available though...
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Re: Viv set-up

Postby Buck Rogers » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:18 pm

Neurotoxic wrote:Hey BR. Ye how bout some poison arrows!


Dude, i would pay top doller for arrow frogs, if you ever get the chance you must go see the monte casino bird gardens, they have 5 or more different species of arrow frogs. But I was speaking to them and they said commercially they are not available in the SA pet trade which is sad. Checkout a site called blackjungle.com, this has really inspired me to get something going.
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Re: Viv set-up

Postby fredsmith » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:37 pm

Yeah, the monte stuff is really cool. Took my 3 year old there a couple weeks back. She thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

Pity the arrows aren't commercially avalable... is there any specific reason they're not in the trade? I would've expected animals like those to be in high demand in the pet industry due to their bright colouring.
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Re: Viv set-up

Postby Neurotoxic » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:54 pm

bout a year ago i saw Repti pets had some!!! They wheel and deal with quit a few species not locally available! And who knows, maybe someone will have or know some one who has some at the next two reptile expos...
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Re: Viv set-up

Postby Roxy » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:33 pm

You should check out www.dendroboard.com for some ideas on frog vivariums.
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Re: Viv set-up

Postby Fooble » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:18 pm

Even nice looking native frogs like Tinker Reed frogs are really cool.
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Re: Viv set-up

Postby drummer » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:33 pm

Leptopelis!
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Re: Viv set-up

Postby Fooble » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:41 pm

natalensis!
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Re: Viv set-up

Postby Mongoose » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:49 pm

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Re: Viv set-up

Postby Fooble » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:54 pm

No no mongoose Amietophrynus gutturalis Beats that!
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Re: Viv set-up

Postby Buck Rogers » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:08 pm

I agree that there are such awesome local frogs before even considering darts, but the only thing about reed frogs is the NOISE! For the first couple days it will be pleasant but after that I think I'll go mad. Would they still call in captivity if there is a healthy male to female ratio*??

*sorry if thats a daft question but I'm frog illiterate
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Re: Viv set-up

Postby Fooble » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:12 pm

Ive had them call in tubs with 10 or so when waiting to be feed to frog feeding snakes, they all ALLOT.

But i guess thats the beauty of them :D
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Re: Viv set-up

Postby fredsmith » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:56 pm

The keeping of frogs must definitely for the dedicated.. I reckon they'd drive me to the point of feeding them to something else..
but...
Googled some of the stuff mentioned, and boy o boy! Who knew we had such a diversity of frogs here? Wow. I rate you go with local Buck... Local is lekker afterall.
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