Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Frog Blog

Well... as most of you well know... when I like something I really like it! So, after the passing of my many pets I developed an affection for the fabulous Poison Dart Frog (which are NOT poisonus in captivity). Anyway, the only way to keep these little beauties is in a vivarium.

A vivarium (Latin, literally for "place of life;" plural: vivaria or vivariums) is an area, usually enclosed, for keeping and raising animals or plants for observation or research.

My first vivarium is above. It includes a water feature (waterfall and pond) and several hiding places for my tiny friends.

Now to introduce you to my little friends...
My first PDF was Frank "The Tank". He has been very happy since his move to the new place with his new buddies.

Frank is of the species D. leucomelas. Also called the Bumble Bee Dart Frog. He has tons of personality!

Chubs looks very similar but is camera shy...

Fancy is of the species d. azureus. Also called Blue Dart Frog. She loves the waterfall!

Fancy's friend, Jeramiah, is also very camera shy...

Here is my office vivarium! And my two lovely D. auratus "bronze".

This is Harold... he is a little bit greener with a smaller bronze spot on his back. He is also a little smaller than his partner in crime.

And now meet Maude... she is a beautiful turquoise color with a more oval bronze spot on her back. They love to climb the walls and hide in their cocohut!

Have a hoppy day!!!


julie said...

So cool!!! They are so pretty! Do you touch/hold them or just watch? Are they hard to care for? SO interesting!... Only Leslie Cooper!

abby said...

Beautiful babies! But 6 babies at a time is ALOT!!

Brandie said...

How cool. Now THAT is something my kids would like!

betty cooper said...

The frogs are cute -- will have to meet them in person soon. Do all these folks realize you feed them fruit flies (remember what fly larvae is)?