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    Question Should I keep the tree frog I found?

    A grey tree frog was in a potted plant we brought in from outside. Keeping her for the winter but a member here told me I should not release her in spring. She is a species native to my area, so I don't understand why it could hurt the frog population or introduce disease like they said but I want to make sure I make the right choice. I've had her for 4 weeks now.

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    Default Re: Should I keep the tree frog I found?

    Lovely frog! Have heard people say dont release because wherever she came from, the other frogs and she may have different internal parasite loads and different other things going on ( eg chytrid) so introducing a strange frog who has been in captivity may be bad for the frog you are releasing as well as the frogs who live where she us being released. Was the plant from outside near you? I used to have pacifics on a ranch who came in through windows and would just come and go. I took them with me when i moved because they sort of lived in my kitchen, and garter snakes were coming in after them. Now that they had been in captivity, i couldnt release them to a wild population of pacifics in another town ( different population of them). Just my two cents, dont know what others think.

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    Default Re: Should I keep the tree frog I found?

    If it was in a plant you took inside from your garden, she was living there in your garden, just let her go in spring in that same place. She has whatever local population has, no risk for anybody. The problem would be had you found a frog in a plant bought from greenhouse for example, that is not local or if it is native species, but you let her go not where you found her.

    Yes she looks very healthy and happy! That a beauty!
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    Default Re: Should I keep the tree frog I found?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lija View Post
    If it was in a plant you took inside from your garden, she was living there in your garden, just let her go in spring in that same place. She has whatever local population has, no risk for anybody. The problem would be had you found a frog in a plant bought from greenhouse for example, that is not local or if it is native species, but you let her go not where you found her.

    Yes she looks very healthy and happy! That a beauty!

    Glad she looks good! Yeah it's a Christmas cactus we have had for like 20 years probably should have clarified it wasn't a new plant from a greenhouse haha. Good thanks for your input!

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    Default Re: Should I keep the tree frog I found?

    Good to know thanks, and that's kinda cute you had little visitors. She was hiding in a Christmas cactus we have had for 10 -20 years sorry for not clarifying haha.

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