Great advice, friendly people, and lots of frogs!
Wow, that's strange. Like you said, private own petstores usually knows what they're doing. Very nicely done, calling the ASPCA. Unfortunately, we do not have anything like that here, at least not with the same power as ASPCA have. Furthermore, they don't know anything about herptiles anyway...
Yes I completely agree with you.
I also made calls to ASPCA regarding animal cruelty and I found out who supplies them and made a call to them as well telling them that they should not sell to that store because of what I experienced.
And to my surprise, it wasn't a chain pet store, it was a locally owned one. I had never been so disappointed in this pet store until I saw they sold reptiles and amphibians.
Just remember, everytime people "save" frogs from petstores, it actually make things worse in the long run, since the manager of the store acknowledges that the animals can be sold, even when kept under poor conditions. So they'll just order more frogs to take the rescue's place. I know it can be very tempting to save the individual frogs in a petstore, but keep in mind that if this whole "chain petstores can't take care of animals"-problem is to go away, people need to start boycotting animal purchase from them, not regulary "save" animals (ie. buying animals from them).
Just my 2 cent.
And I hope you new frogs are healthy and that they stay that way
Yeah, I've heard about it being a huge commitment. So I think I'm going to put it on hold for now, because while looking for a water pump at a pet store I don't normally go to anymore, I discovered two baby red eyes that were in horrible conditions. So I decided to save them and take them home with me. Now just to nurse them back to health
Yes! However, just keep in mind that it's a big commitment to do it. And be prepared to end up with between 30 and 200 froglets!
That is so cool, I wanna try and breed my two also.. I think it would be so fun and interesting!
Thanks for the kind words on the waterfall picture! It really turned out nice
And yeah, the couple are adorable. Actually, in this very moment, they're in amplexus, hopefully making babies!