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 #1834811


Morgs71
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 Poison dart frog??

what are peoples thought on these frogs?? any pics of them and cages would be great.



08/18/08  11:49am

 #1835395


Reptilefreak23
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  Message To: Morgs71   In reference to Message Id: 1834811


 Poison dart frog??

I LOVE THEM they make amazing pets... I dont have any pics though
do you need a care sheet?



08/18/08  06:35pm

 #1846126


Sinflspeed
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  Message To: Morgs71   In reference to Message Id: 1834811


 Poison dart frog??

hey are very beautiful in color and variation. They can be a handfull. Here are some very good sites with tons of info.

http://www.dendroboard.com/

http://www.thefrog.org/

Hope this helps.



08/29/08  01:37pm

 #1865027


Frank6
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  Message To: Sinflspeed   In reference to Message Id: 1846126


 Poison dart frog??

I have two and they are very active but they are challenging for a begginer. Temps and humidity are hard to get right and feeding them can be a challenge until you get the hang of it. Live plants are also important for a healthy frog.



09/21/08  03:46pm

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CGMaster
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  Message To: Frank6   In reference to Message Id: 1865027


 Poison dart frog??

They are extreme colorful and active animals, no pics yet, sorry. They can be a little challenging if you’ve never cared for an amphibian.



10/09/08  06:07pm

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Vive
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  Message To: Morgs71   In reference to Message Id: 1834811


 Poison dart frog??

read up on them as much as possilbe and set up your viv to get it temperate months before you put live frogs in



10/29/08  09:19pm

 #1901958


Multireps
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  Message To: Vive   In reference to Message Id: 1890057


 Poison dart frog??

i got a red molt from my cuzin worth $130+ in some areas and i think they are low maintenance sp* and fun to watch pets.



11/20/08  10:58am

 #2079743


ReptileJay
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  Message To: Morgs71   In reference to Message Id: 1834811


 Poison dart frog??

I have one D. Azureus. Female adult. I think they’re great, and they’re easier to care for than some make them out to be. The thing is to just not over think them. Put them in an aquarium. If the frog is small, use damp paper towel as substrate, older frogs can have eco-earth (coconut shaving-damp) Seal the top of the cage with plastic wrap and tape. I have mine in a 20 gallon, cuz she is more active with more room, but a 10 gallon is enough for two frogs. I have a one inch slit in the plastic wrap to allow a little ventilation. I use a shallow water dish with some moss in it so she can sit in the water. I feed her about every three days. Just use non-chlorinated water. I don’t use any heat, and i mist her cage when I feed her. Household temps should be good enough unless your house gets really cold. they need temps in the low to mid 70s. They don’t need, or like direct light. provide plenty of hiding spaces. 35mm film canisters are the best. I have two hides i bought and she takes the film canister over them everytime. wish i would have known that in the first place. I did have two die on me, but one was a male who got out when i was cleaning the cage and the cat found him first. The other was my other female, and i didn’t know at the time, female azureus will kill other females. most dart frogs are cool with same sex though. azureus are just a little more territorial. other than the azureus, you can keep several frogs together, as long as males have a bigger ratio than females i.e. 3 males, 2 females. also, 5 gallons per frog minimum. Hope you get one, they’re great. Remember, they can’t be sexed until they are sub-adult.. froglets are harder to keep, but easier to find.. do yourself a favor and find sub-adults, avoid the froglets.">



10/03/09  02:50am

 #2079896


1 Justizn
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  Message To: ReptileJay   In reference to Message Id: 2079743


 Poison dart frog??

Like everyone here said set up your vivarium months in advance. Get the temperatures an humidity while also letting your live plants grow into the surroundings. They really are not that hard of a frog to take care of like ReptileJay said. As long as you set up everything ahead of time you shouldn’t run into too many problems.
This is my set up I have. The plants have grown ito the cage a little better now giving better hiding spots.





10/03/09  03:15pm

 #2195297


Jefwithonef005
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  Message To: 1 Justizn   In reference to Message Id: 2079896


 Poison dart frog??

Dont forget, they ARE poisones!!!!



12/30/10  08:44pm

 #2196801


Boabab95
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  Message To: Jefwithonef005   In reference to Message Id: 2195297


 Poison dart frog??

Quote:

Dont forget, they ARE poisones!!!!



NOT IN CAPTIVITY.

they are only poisonous in the wild because of the poisonous bugs they eat. they do NOT create their own poison. In captivity, they eat a variety of microfauna and wingless or flightless fruit flies.



01/06/11  08:47pm

 #2196813


Jefwithonef005
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  Message To: Boabab95   In reference to Message Id: 2196801


 Poison dart frog??

Ok then. If thats what you want to believe than go ahead...i dont care.



01/06/11  10:47pm

 #2196898


Crotus
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  Message To: Jefwithonef005   In reference to Message Id: 2196813


 Poison dart frog??

He’s correct -- they do lose their toxins in captivity for some reason, probably diet related. So they’re safe in terms of that...



01/07/11  02:06pm

 #2213290


Noodles & Thader
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  Message To: Crotus   In reference to Message Id: 2196898


 Poison dart frog??

Any site on poison dart frogs will tell you that after living in captivity for a while or born in captivity, poison dart frogs lose their toxicity due to the fact that they no longer have access to ants and beetles and things that they make their toxins from, Jefwithonef005. I would recomend not lecturing people on things you havent looked at enough to know about :)



04/06/11  07:28pm


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