It’s finally here- my frog post (: here’s the story, and the pictures to go along with it, of us getting our first pets together as a couple: two white’s tree frogs!
We prepped about a week in advance by getting the tank kit (which included bedding, light, humidity and temperature gauge, etc.) and some other plants & things the froggies would need for their home. We got a big pond for their water bowl so they can take a dip to cool off and get hydrated (they drink through their skin). We also got lichen sticks to hold humidity, bendy vines for them to climb and bask on, leaves for them to hide behind, and a big branch for them to perch on! Most everything we bought to prep would be one-time purchases besides bedding and food of course. With that said, it cost a bit but didn’t bother us cause we wouldn’t have to pay that amount on a regular basis…
The next step was bringing the frogs themselves home. I mentioned before that we had some trouble tracking down this particular breed, but managed to finally find a few in Charlottesville. Justin, being the wonderful boyfriend that he is, drove us out to pick them up! We chose which ones we wanted, the man at Petco put them in a little carrying box, and we brought our babies home…
Now for the pictures of our new friends! We named them Fear & Misery from a song that we like ^ they hid from us the first night, but came to check out their surroundings the morning after…
The smaller, lighter colored one is Fear (we think he’s either younger than the other frog or a male) and the larger, darker one is Misery- we’re pretty sure she’s a female due to her shape and size. Besides their first morning at home, they’re living up to their names so far. Fear loves to hide and sleep under the leaves, while Misery likes to lay in the heat of the lamp all day long.
They are very much enjoying their new living space as they’ve taken full advantage of their big pond and all the plants to hop on! Misery even gave Justin a high-five through the glass ^ HOW CUTE
After a whole week of anxiously waiting (you’re supposed to leave them alone for at least a week so they can get accustomed to their new environment), we got to take them out and play for a bit! We were mostly trying to get them to eat or see if they’d interact. We achieved the latter only after we’d put them back in the terrarium ^ when Misery decided to have a nice sit right on top of Fear as he was hanging out in their food bowl lol
As far as handling them, we make sure to wash our hands with a gentle/non-scented soap and only have them on our skin for like 30 minutes maximum. They can still get sick from us, but we’re being very careful to make sure that doesn’t happen (: they look slimy, but actually feel soft and almost sticky. Luckily- they don’t leave any kind of residue on the skin, which is a plus in my book!
We’re in love with our pet froggos and I’m obsessed with taking photos of them ^ as you can see! I’ll definitely be posting more of them on here and my other social media outlets. If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment (: