Saturday, March 17, 2012

Contemplating Frogs

Its rather early here today. I got up at 5 and couldn't go back to sleep. Now I'm sitting here in a dark office with Boots the cat purring in my face waiting to be fed. He is going to have to wait a while longer. I use to feed him when I first woke but then he started pawing me in the face to wake me so now he has to wait.

Cricket the dog is laying on the floor behind me guarding the entrance to the den as he always does when I'm typing. Rex the turtle is sleeping at the bottom of the tank and all that is missing is my frogs.

It's my fault the frogs are gone. I messed up when cleaning their tank. When I refilled their water I used the fish conditioner instead of the reptile conditioner. I guess I had my brain in park that day we did after all have fish living in the water part of the frogs habitat. Unfortunately the slime coating in the water conditioner that helps protect the fishes skin, clogged up the porous skin of the frogs and killed them. I miss the little hoppers!

Now I'm considering getting some more. I loved watching the little guys grow from tadpoles into tiny little frogs and then into larger frogs. Watching as their diet turned from little tadpole pellets to wingless fruit flies to little crickets.

I'll have to start from scratch though! We gave away the tank I created for them to another frog owner who needed some more space. I would love to do it as a 20 long and give them plenty of living space but I'm not sure where I would put it. I was contemplating a bookshelf aquarium that is on clearance right now but decided at 6.6 gallons it was entirely too small. I think if I do decided to get more frogs I will build their habitat first ... Rosco and Kermit grew into frogs before their home was finished and I don't want that to happen again.

1 comment:

Petro Neagu said...

Hi,
Your blog is a very nice surprise for me. I love cats but I never thought I would enjoy such a variety of animals so much.
:)
A blog about animals is an excellent idea!