White Lipped Tree Frog Care (Litoria infrafrenata)

2020-10-01T14:22:39-05:00

White Lipped Tree Frog Care (Litoria infrafrenata) by ​Erica Mede, CVT Natural History White lipped tree frogs, also called Giant tree frogs are native to Australia, New Guinea, and the Indonesian rainforest.  This species has become very popular in the herptoculture community because it is the world’s [...]

White Lipped Tree Frog Care (Litoria infrafrenata)2020-10-01T14:22:39-05:00

Tiger Salamander Care (Ambystoma tigrinium)

2020-10-01T14:20:45-05:00

Tiger Salamander Care (Ambystoma tigrinium) Housing Adults Adults can be maintained in a variety of enclosures depending on the keeper’s wishes. The simplest enclosure is a large plastic storage box. Alternatively, the salamander can be housed in an aquarium or other enclosure that allows better [...]

Tiger Salamander Care (Ambystoma tigrinium)2020-10-01T14:20:45-05:00

Short Tongue Syndrome or Hypovitaminosis A in Frogs and Toads

2020-10-01T14:18:56-05:00

Short Tongue Syndrome or Hypovitaminosis A in Frogs and Toads by Justine Hammond, DVM for Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital Frogs and toads are susceptible to a number of nutritional imbalances based on inadequate or excessive levels of vitamins and minerals in their diets.  One recently recognized disease is hypovitaminosis A or [...]

Short Tongue Syndrome or Hypovitaminosis A in Frogs and Toads2020-10-01T14:18:56-05:00

Ranaviruses

2020-10-01T14:15:01-05:00

Ranaviruses Kristin Claricoates, DVM Overview Ranaviruses are viruses belong to the Iridoviridae family and the genus Ranavirus.  Occasionally, amphibian ranaviruses are called iridoviruses rather than ranaviruses (which are different from the insect viruses called Iridovirus; insect iridovirus is not a ranavirus). Some of the isolates of amphibian [...]

Ranaviruses2020-10-01T14:15:01-05:00

Pixie Frog Care / African Giant Bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus)

2020-10-01T14:13:06-05:00

Pixie Frog Care / African Giant Bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus) ​Erica Mede, CVT Natural History African Giant bullfrogs, also called “pixies” or “pixies”, are found throughout southern Africa in sub-Saharan regions.  These areas are extremely dry most of the year which forces the frogs to aestivate in [...]

Pixie Frog Care / African Giant Bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus)2020-10-01T14:13:06-05:00

Fire Bellied Toad Care (Bombina orientalis)

2020-10-01T14:11:20-05:00

Fire Bellied Toad Care (Bombina orientalis) by ​Erica Mede, CVT Natural History Fire Bellied toads, also called Tuti toads, are found throughout southern and south east Asia and are commonly collected from Korea and China .  Most of the individuals available in the pet trade are wild caught.  These animals are found in the [...]

Fire Bellied Toad Care (Bombina orientalis)2020-10-01T14:11:20-05:00

Feeding Pet Frogs and Toads

2020-10-01T14:09:35-05:00

Feeding Pet Frogs and Toads by Susan Donoghue, VMD, Dipl ACVN Anatomy tells much of the story about frog and toad nutrition: large eyes for spotting prey that moves in the night, thick tongues for securing wiggly critters, and short simple intestines for speedy hydrolytic digestion. [...]

Feeding Pet Frogs and Toads2020-10-01T14:09:35-05:00

Bullfrog Care (Rana catesbeiana)

2020-10-01T14:06:30-05:00

Bullfrog Care (Rana catesbeiana) ​Erica Mede, CVT American bullfrogs are part of the family Ranidae (the “true frogs”) and are frequently kept as pets.  Many times people will catch small frogs or tadpoles and raise them to adults.  Keeping wild caught amphibians is never recommend due [...]

Bullfrog Care (Rana catesbeiana)2020-10-01T14:06:30-05:00
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