So I was looking for good deals on tanks/terrariums on craigslist and came across a 18x18x24 exoterra. It had the background, a lamp, and some branches/vines/etc and was asking $140. This deal also included a crested gecko, a tomato frog, and a white's tree frog. All 3 had been living in this exoterra for the last 3 years.
When I saw the photo of the crested about broke my hearts.
The next 4 photos were the ones included with the post.
I started to not get it but I talked him down to $120, which I didn't think was a bad deal for an 18x18x24, and after doing research online decided I can care for two frogs. I have plenty of tanks for everyone to live separately too.
And here are photos from once I got them home.
The crested seems to just be skinny and possibly a little dehydrated. As soon as I put CGD under his nose he started gobbling, which I did before we even left the sellers house. He was only being fed crickets and was having to fend for himself with two frogs. I don't think they got misted either, but did have a large water dish.
and here's some of him in his own 10gal.
Here are some of the white's tree frog. He seems okay except for being a little underweight.
And in the 18x18x24 I bought all by himself. Yes, I cleaned it thoroughly first!!
Tomato frog - I think he may have some scaring on his eyes from crickets attacking him, which with proper care should repair. He is also brown instead of orange/red, hopefully with proper humidity/temp he will brighten up.
Tomato frog's 10gal. I got conflicting information online whether they should have climbing structure. I opted to not have climbing structure because most care sheets did not recommend it. This 10gal is old and well used, but is water tight.
He buried himself almost as soon as I put him in there. Came back later and he was exploring.
I'm so excited about these guys and am hoping for the best. Our herpetologist at work thinks they'll all be healthy in 3 months with the proper care. I will post photos every week, especially of the crestie.
I think the guy I bought them from was trying to take care of them, but just was not educated on what was the proper care.
Thanks for looking!
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