Topics Forums Frogs – Pixies, Pacmans, & More! Should I get a frog?

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    tinycrocs
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    Hello! I am new to the frog scene but have been IN LOVE with frogs forever and am finally home long enough to get one!! The issue is, I spend a ton of time at my boyfriend’s house, so I would either have to keep the frog at my house or his house. I was wondering if it would be bad for the frog if I had a tank at each of our houses and brought him back and twice a week? If it were a hamster or something there would be no issue but I know frogs, like fish, are fragile and sensitive so I just don’t want to give it anxiety or cause any health problems. Anyone have any advice? I would rather just not get a frog then get one and kill him within a year or cause him any stress. Please help me out!!

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    Zoodulcis
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    An interesting question. My opinion is that the time may not be right for you to acquire a frog at this time. Or if you do, be sure to keep it in one residence only. The routine you are describing sounds sufficiently stressful that I wouldn’t place any money on the animal lasting more than 6 months. A really nice setup in your home with plenty of room, a good feeding schedule and maybe the occasional check by a pet sitter would be more humane. Otherwise, do consider a pet that is easy to handle and transport, like a hamster or a guinea pig.

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      tinycrocs
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      That’s exactly what I was thinking! Just needed someone to confirm it. Thanks for the reply!

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        Zoodulcis
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        Glad to be of help. What do you think you will end up doing: waiting on the frog, getting a frog or two and not transporting them, or getting a more portable pet?