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    Hello everyone! I am a new frog owner of a couple of frogs that I "rescued" from an acquaintance who caught them in the Atlanta GA area and brought them up to NC in a tupperware container then decided they didn't want to care for them. That kind of behavior is unacceptable to me on so many levels, but I will do my best to give them a great home. I have no idea what type of frogs they are, one appears to be a tree frog staying at the top of the tank on a tree branch and the other seems to prefer the ground cover and water. I have them in a 10 gallon tank with a screen cover, feeding them small crickets, and they seem happy, but I will go to the pet store and get any supplies you guys recommend. Thanks for any advice and I looking forward to chatting with everyone in my new adventure as a "frog mom".
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    the one on the side of the tank is definitely a Cope's gray tree frog. I am curious what species the other one is though. They're adorable and you're a very cool person. good luck

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    Thanks for the info! They were both found swimming in a large dog water dispenser. It's cool seeing the differences in them, but I'm concerned that I will have to house them separately at some point if they are not compatible species. The other one stays on the ground/water and they don't seem to notice each other so far. I'm trying not to disturb them too much right now so they can get settled in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShellyT View Post
    Thanks for the info! They were both found swimming in a large dog water dispenser. It's cool seeing the differences in them, but I'm concerned that I will have to house them separately at some point if they are not compatible species. The other one stays on the ground/water and they don't seem to notice each other so far. I'm trying not to disturb them too much right now so they can get settled in.
    Hello, and welcome to the forum! The left frog is definitely a Cope's gray tree frog if captured in Georgia, and the rightmost frog looks like a young American bullfrog, although it could be a Green frog if I'm somehow missing the dorsal-lateral ridges... Anyway, I would recommend separating them, as bullfrogs grow much larger than the Cope's gray tree frog, and either two would not hesitate eating each other if given the opportunity, not to mention risks with housing two species together, such as disease, toxins, or parasites spreading from one animal to the other. Here's some helpful care-guides to help you get started!

    http://www.frogforum.net/content.php...e-and-Breeding

    http://www.frogforum.net/content.php...ocephala-(1886)

    (Yes I know that one is designed for Leopard frogs, but American bullfrogs need virtually the same care, just on a far larger scale due to their larger overall size).

    http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Natu...ican-Bullfrog/

    https://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/...isasters.shtml

    https://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/foods.shtml

    (Some food items on that guide wouldn't work, such as the blackworms, canned food, ect, as frogs need movement to find and eat their prey. Earthworms, the kind sold as Nightcrawlers, are good food sources, as are other insects and invertebrates such as grasshoppers, dubia roaches, and crickets.)

    https://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/foods2.shtml

    Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShellyT View Post
    Thanks for the info! They were both found swimming in a large dog water dispenser. It's cool seeing the differences in them, but I'm concerned that I will have to house them separately at some point if they are not compatible species. The other one stays on the ground/water and they don't seem to notice each other so far. I'm trying not to disturb them too much right now so they can get settled in.
    I googled frogs native to GA and the other frog looks like it might be a bronze frog.

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    Bullfrogs and Green frogs are very similar, but bullfrogs lack the dorsal-lateral ridges on the sides that Green frogs have. These can help with identification, especially with similarly sized animals:

    http://www.bullfrogcontrol.com/is_it...og_or_not.html

    https://www.virginiaherpetologicalso...n_bullfrog.php

    https://www.pinterest.ie/pin/319685273529702204/

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    Wow! Thanks everyone for the great information and the warm welcome! That is a huge help, but yikes about them eating each other. I will have a second tank set up by tomorrow; no frog cannibalism in this house . I have a fairly large octagonal tank in the attic that will be better for the Cope's Grey because it is tall. I will have to find a way to screen the top, though because it just has an aquarium lid. Hopefully I will have a while to worry about something larger than the 10 gal. for the other guy.

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