Amphibians vs Retiles

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Goat_Walker, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Well Im just going to go ahead and recycle this post.

    I now have two empty 10 gals as well as an empty 20 gal tanks, and I hate having my room devoid of the nighttime noises of either water moving and/or my little ratties moving around.

    Ive brought my choices down to two animals, and im not sure what to pick.

    Fire Belly toad / newt or a crested gecko?

    ((( Please know that I am not being lazy, ive done my research, but keep getting different answers)))

    So, I wouldnt might if some people filled me in on these two or others like them.

    If it doesnt need to be handled ( the frogs and newt) no problem.
    If it does thats not a problem either, as long as it is under 1 1/2 hours a day.

    Which would you say is the least expensive to care for and create a habitat for?

    I already have with me ( and I know that some of it wont be used ):

    Fake Plants
    Small stone hut
    heat lamp

    But, im not exactly sure what else I could need for the habitat ( besides food and water xD )

    If I go with the fire bellies, what could I do for filtration in the water?

    Im very sorry if some of these questions have already been asked and answered, thank you all so much for your patience!
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008
  2. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Songster

    Jun 23, 2008
    Throop PA 18512
    I have a bullfrog tadpole that I can't keep...[​IMG]

    My mom hates frogs...traumatic childhood experience...[​IMG]

    I'm not sure what do do with it you know if you casn ship them?
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    I wouldnt recommend it. Frogs are very sensitive creatures and I doubt they could handle the shipment, but ie never tried it. Maybe someone will answer us with more optimism.
  4. Bebop

    Bebop Songster

    Just a word of caution:
    Tokay's are MEAN and are known for that.
    There might be exceptions, but all the ones I knew were biters.

    I would suggest a leopard, they're really laid back and way easier to take care of.
    Just saw the note about leopards, but really, they're the only ones I would recommend for the size tank.
    If you're just looking for something to look at, then by all means get a tokay.

    About shipping, you can, just overnight only.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2008
  5. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Do you know of any other geckos that are layed back like the leopard gecko?

    Thanks for the biter tip, i dont want one then, lol, I want one that i can take out.
  6. Bebop

    Bebop Songster

    probably a crested gecko, i never owned one though, but only because their care was a little more complicated.
  7. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    I say crested gecko as well. They are great pets, very social but they can be jumpy. I would tell you more, but I'm on my phone do I can't chatter much. Aminah should pop in, she is jam packed full of Crestie knowledge! Her SN is Aneesa's Muse or something similar to that. Good luck! I have a crestie, btw. He is awesome and not hard to care for at all.
  8. Bebop

    Bebop Songster

    then it was probably the price that kept me from buying them... lol
    they were hard to find in el paso!

    by the way, this is an awesome forum
    they're all super friendly there.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2008
  9. chickmamawannabe

    chickmamawannabe Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    Canby, Or-y-gun
    If you're looking for something you can take out and handle regularly, then I would definately stay away from the frogs. Too much handling is really bad for them because of the salt and oils on your hands.
  10. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Quote:I was more interested in them for looks. I love the pacman frogs and heard that they could become quite large.

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