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 Too Much Handling Makes Sick??

I keep on hearing that if you handle a frog too much, the oils on your skin will make it sick or even be fatal. I want a frog because they are soooo cute, but wouldn’t like the thought of not being able to hold him! Plus, I hear that they are expert escape artists....



10/16/04  07:47pm

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Hydori-
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  Message To: SOAD102988   In reference to Message Id: 163377


 Too Much Handling Makes Sick??

Whenever I handle my frog I use my hands, but I presume that prolonged handlings bare handed can harm your frog, some frogs like the White’s tree frog do well for handling because of their calm, personality.



01/07/05  04:29pm

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  Message To: Hydori-   In reference to Message Id: 215538


 Too Much Handling Makes Sick??

i have too american toads and 1 green treefrog. if i want to hold the toads for long periods of time, then i use a towel or really wet my hands, just so the toads dont get hurt by the oils. however, if im just holdin em for 5 or 10 min, then i just use my hands. i just make sure to keep my hands clean. ooo their so cute!!! o, and for the escaping part, just keep the lid/screen on tight, and make sure theres no holes. they can squeeze throught hte tiniest things!!



01/12/05  07:04pm

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  Message To: Wart   In reference to Message Id: 220170


 Too Much Handling Makes Sick??

If you handle frogs frequently and for long amounts of time it can be fatal... the oils in our hands are toxic to them.. they absorb everything thru their skin. osmosis.



01/14/05  08:30pm

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  Message To: SOAD102988   In reference to Message Id: 163377


 Too Much Handling Makes Sick??

Thats very true. frogs should be handeled barely ever. It causes stress and can make them sick. Our skin contains oils that harms tehir skin. The dont like handeling at all. In fact the only frogs that does "enjoy" handeling is the whites treefrogs



01/17/05  11:20pm

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  Message To: SOAD102988   In reference to Message Id: 163377


 Too Much Handling Makes Sick??

Only handle your your frog if you have to ie. cleaning your cage. They aren’t the cute and fuzzy come-pet-every ten minutes sort of animals. You should consider getting sanother animal if you want to hols it alot



02/15/09  01:33pm

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  Message To: Big_fat_paulie   In reference to Message Id: 1953125


 Too Much Handling Makes Sick??

Yes that is what i heard and it does make sense,
they said if you ARE going to hold them, make sure you’re hands are wet, like mist it with clean, non tap water.

Also, WTF ARE insanely great escape artists.
You have no idea how many time’s Duke has escaped for the 1.5 years I’ve had him.
haha, I think he’s escaped like 3-4 times in a 2 month period.
I worried just as bad the 2nd, 3rd and 4th time, wondering If I’ll ever find him before it was too late.
but luckily, i always did manage to find him.. staying up til 2am... to wait for him to wake up and wonder about..lol

OH he stopped escaping when I moved him into an Exoterra tank.
He was in a temporary tank, but i had weights on top of the screen, but he always seemed to be able to move the 5lb weights... :O
haha crazy.


Lisa



02/22/09  11:05pm

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Sky line
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  Message To: SOAD102988   In reference to Message Id: 163377


 Too Much Handling Makes Sick??

i use UN powdered nitral gloves it helps with the oil but not the stress



01/21/11  08:20pm


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