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    Question Golden Tree Frog and RETF in the same enclosure?

    I recently acquired a beautiful red eyed tree frog and an adorable golden tree frog. I was wondering if, at least for a time, they would be able to live in the same habitat? I'm getting a large exo terra that would be perfect. They are about the same size right now, but I'm not sure of genders yet as they are both juveniles.
    Please give me your thoughts, I'm new to keeping exotic tree frogs and I'll take all the advice I can get! Thanks!
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    Default Re: Golden Tree Frog and RETF in the same enclosure?

    Quote Originally Posted by MantisGirl13 View Post
    I recently acquired a beautiful red eyed tree frog and an adorable golden tree frog. I was wondering if, at least for a time, they would be able to live in the same habitat? I'm getting a large exo terra that would be perfect. They are about the same size right now, but I'm not sure of genders yet as they are both juveniles.
    Please give me your thoughts, I'm new to keeping exotic tree frogs and I'll take all the advice I can get! Thanks!
    - MantisGirl13
    Hello,
    I do not believe this is a great idea because the tree frogs could give one another parasites, on could have chitrid fungus, and it could stress them out.

    The temperature and humidity could be different also.

    I hope this helps you!

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    Default Re: Golden Tree Frog and RETF in the same enclosure?

    I agree with wardog. Mixing species is a bad idea for a number of reasons. Yes golds are very hardy and will probably tolerate the same conditions as a retf but the chances of competition, disease and parasite transmission aren’t worth the risk. Many golds are wild caught because they are foam nest builders and are common through their range. Captive bred retfs are readily available though and may not tolerate anything passed from a wild caught specimen.

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    Default Re: Golden Tree Frog and RETF in the same enclosure?

    I don't believe the golden was wild caught, as I got it from a breeder at a smaller reptile show in PA.
    - MantisGirl13

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    Apperantly the golden wasn't very healthy (I'm glad I didn't do anything with another frog) because it died.
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    Default Re: Golden Tree Frog and RETF in the same enclosure?

    That is a shame and I am genuinely sorry it died. It can be very upsetting loosing a frog so soon after acquiring it. Look at the situation as a learning experience though. You did the right thing by not introducing it into terrarium with another frog that is otherwise healthy. Search the forums and do some research on cohabitating different species, quarantine procedures and general health and disease. There is a lot of information out there today that wasn’t there 30 years ago when I started. Also beware of “breeders” of certain species. Many of them are just dealers who call themselves breeders. There are a few legitimate people who do breed this species but there are many more who sell cheep wild caught specimens and pass them off as CB. It is cheeper for them to import large numbers of a common species rather than put in the effort to breed them. I still suspect you got a WC individual that may have been stressed and unhealthy from the get go. Nonetheless I am sorry for you. Good luck though and don’t get discouraged.

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