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SilverRaiyne
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 Worried about my Poison Dart Frog

Hello everyone, I went to feed my poison dart frogs this morning and noticed one of my D. Azures hanging back and in kind of a weird position. I looked at him closer and noticed he was opening and closing his mouth. I thought maybe he had something in his mouth he was trying to get out and tried to gently edge him closer so i could get a better look, he noticed the fruit flies and went to go eat, but at first his poor little tongue wouldn’t shoot out to get the flies. I was really worried and watched him and within a few tries he was catching flies and eating, but as soon as he was done he went right back to opening and closing his mouth, this time kind of swiping his front foot across his face, like he’s trying to get something out of his mouth. I’m really worried, i love all my frogs so much and really don’t want to lose one. Do you have any idea what’s going on or what i can do about it? Please help!!



12/12/12  10:46am

 #2287513


The Lone Glider
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  Message To: SilverRaiyne   In reference to Message Id: 2287511


 Worried about my Poison Dart Frog

Are these your first frogs? My pacman does that after she eats, and she is fine. so do all of my Vietnamese Mossy frogs, I have had them for 15 years and all have been to see a specialist vet for amphibs and it is normal. I wouldn’t worry about that. Dart frogs are not for beginners.. It often ends very badly.. so I hope you know what you are doing.. also, I love darts, can you take pictures of them?:) and what is your habitat like? and how many fruit flies do you feed?



12/12/12  01:28pm

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  Message To: The Lone Glider   In reference to Message Id: 2287513


 Worried about my Poison Dart Frog

Hello, yes they’re the first frogs I got,and then I got hooked, I now have a collection of dart frogs, fbt’s and whites. I’ve had them all for well over a year, their enclosure is set up perfectly so that the humidity is just right, great tropical rain forest environment for them. I’ve owned and worked professionally with large reptiles for years but never thought i’d get into frogs, met a guy who breeds them and got hooked, did as much research on them as humanly possible and have had happy healthy frogs ever since. this is the first time i’d ever seen one of my frogs do that so it scared me, i do everything as right as i can because i know how easily you can lose them, and with all the time and care and expenses I’ve put int them i really don’t want that to happen (especially now that the guy that introduced me to dart frogs has moved away, there’s no place local i know of to buy more)--which sucks cuz i really REALLY want to buy a pair of Ranitomeya Imitator Varadero!!
Their set-up about six months ago, it get more and more overgrown as the days go by.


One of my D. Tinctorius ’Bakhuis’


One of my D. Leucomelas


One of my D. Azures



12/14/12  10:36am

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The Lone Glider
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  Message To: SilverRaiyne   In reference to Message Id: 2287604


 Worried about my Poison Dart Frog

They look healthy. I have always wanted some but I just don’t have the time with my Mossy frogs. They breed like crazy.. Lol. you sound like you know what you are doing. and it is nothing to worry about. also, you can order some from Josh’s frogs, he has some cool ones and great reviews! Awesome set up too!!!



12/14/12  02:09pm


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