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    Default When do frogs start croaking?

    I'm trying to detemine the gender of my Northern green frog but I don't know if they croak before they are fully developed. It currently has a very small stub left of it's tail but is eating(she ate one superworm last night). Do they croak before maturity?

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    Default Re: When do frogs start croaking?

    They only croak when they're mature and ready to breed. An adult male won't call unless it's in breeding mode either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    They only croak when they're mature and ready to breed. An adult male won't call unless it's in breeding mode either.
    Damn, well that certainly make sexing them difficult.

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    so then what was I hearing from at least one of my froglets the other night? it sounded almost like a cricket, but I don't have any crickets and something was making a nature like noise? do they make any noises before they become mature?

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    ONLY male frogs croak.... they ONLY croak when they are adults and they croak in mating season, that is when spring starts coming

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    My Grey tree Frog has croaked everyday for over a year so I don't believe they only croak in the spring.

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    Default Re: When do frogs start croaking?

    My Cope's started making a chattering noise around Dec 2011 (was tadpole June 2011), now does a full blown call once in awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rae View Post
    My Grey tree Frog has croaked everyday for over a year so I don't believe they only croak in the spring.
    I didn't say the ONLY croak in mating season thx

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    I got my frogs to start croaking using a tree frog call I found on YouTube. Now they do it a few times a day. You could give it a try

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    Default Re: When do frogs start croaking?

    The answer is: maybe

    The best way to sex the little guy is to wait until he/she gets bigger and starts developing secondary sex characteristics like a male's enlarged tympanum. A good number of frogs, particularly ranids, will call when not breeding, though it is often a different call than their breeding calls. Not sure why. Possibly territorial display.

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