Originally Posted by Ryan
Yeah me too, my treefrogs will just curl up in my hand and sleep, lol...they sleep anywhere anytime just like my girlfriend :P
Although I can appreciate a good fish tank setup...
That was one of the things my son liked about his snakes, and especially his bearded dragons. I have a newborn, and the germs produced by them wasn't going to sit well with the baby, so, he wasn't able to handle his dragons as often as he liked.
We have had many pets here, including fish, frogs, birds, anoles, snakes, cat, dog, guinea pig, rabbit, and a few more.
We haven't had tree frogs...well, we have a tiny species of tree frog that can be caught if you know where to look here, but nothing as impressive as the ones you have. These were tiny, and very plain looking, and almost impossible to see in our terrarium. Again, they are nothing compared to yours.
My son does have 5-6 African Clawed frogs though. They are more of an aquatic frog, and they live 99% of their life in the water, while still breathing air. They can leave the water for short periods, but require an aquatic setup. They are very interesting, and their eating habits are as cool as it gets. They will eat fish, and worms, and a variety of meaty items as well.
We also love keeping bull frogs since they eat nearly anything, and are easy to keep.
we also had a tokay gecko a couple years ago. A friend bought it for his son, and his son didn't want it because he couldn't handle it.... tokay gecko'* are usually a bit aggressive, and they actually make a bark sound when provoked in any way. Very cool creature though.
We also go to inland ponds and net a bunch of Newts , which my son sells for a few bucks.
He also gets pregnant garter snakes in the spring, and sells the babies that eat well, and start to grow nicely. This requires a lot of care. They eat small insects, and can barely get a redworm in their mouth, so, we had to cut the worms up into tiny bits and feed them that way. One year we had about 9 adults, and to our surprise, most of them were females, and were pregnant. We had over 100 baby snakes, and they were a tough job for us. When handling this many snakes, some get trapped in the tunnels they burrow in the talk, and cannot get to the food...also, many of them wouldn't eat unless the food was in their face. This meant we had to put 10 in a seperate tank at a time, and feed them individually. yeah, what a task... also, they are very lightweight, and can stick to the glass, and slither to the top of the tank and escape. This isn't a good thing for them. It is very hard to seal a tank enough to keep them in, but till get ample air to breathe. I saw this project as a pain, but it was eduactional for my son.