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    Default Opinions please! Looking to get another chorus frog.

    So I have had my chorus frog Walter for over a year now, and I really want to get another frog so he can socialize. Is this a good idea? In the spring he used to croak so much because I think that was his mating call.

    I don't really want to get another tadpole from the creek to raise, but I looked online and found a spring peeper frog, Pseudacris crucifer, for sale. Walter's species is Pseudacris maculata. They are both Pseudacris so same species right? Is it okay to have these two frogs together?

    Walter is a wild caught frog, raised from a tadpole. It would have been better to let him go back in the wild but we have had him so long already and it seems too late. Would he spread disease to a captive bred frog or would it be fine since we have had him so long?

    I would really like people's opinions here. Walter just seems pretty lonely and I thought he'd like a friend.

    Thank you in advance!

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    Default Re: Opinions please! Looking to get another chorus frog.

    Chorus frogs don't socialize, they don't get lonely, and they don't make friends. They are solitary, and and will do just fine kept alone. But, they can also be kept with an appropriate cage mate.
    Spring peepers are not the same species as a chorus frog, but they are in the same genus. That, in and of itself, does not indicate compatibility. Spring peepers are typically larger than maculata, although I've seen populations where the maculata can grow quite large too. Spring peepers also are more apt to climb.
    They might cohabitate just fine. There are a couple of things for you to consider. One is that the spring peeper, owing to it's larger potential size, may also get most of the food, or even intimidate the chorus frog into not eating. This is more likely to occur in a small enclosure. Second, the spread of pathogens or parasites is very much a risk. Your reference to a "captive bred frog" is invalid; the spring peeper you are looking at is almost certainly wild caught. This species is not regularly bred in captivity, if it ever has been at all.
    My feeling is that in a large, planted, escape proof enclosure, with lots of tiny prey, this would most likely work. Good luck whatever you decide.

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    Default Re: Opinions please! Looking to get another chorus frog.

    Thank you for your advice

    I realized Walter is more likely a Pseudacris Sierra, a Sierran tree frog. They also have those online. None of the spring peepers are actually available.

    Walter right now is in a 20 gallon long. Is this big enough for another frog?

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    Default Re: Opinions please! Looking to get another chorus frog.

    A 20 long is sufficient for two small frogs. Make sure that they are about the same size.

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