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Poison Dart Frogs

Cost

Maintenance

Feeding

Handleability

Visibility / Boldness

Noise

Moderate - Expensive

Moderate

Moderate

Never

Very Shy – Very Bold

Quiet - Loud

Cost - Poison dart frogs do have a higher initial startup cost compared to many other frogs, due to the necessity of constructing them a naturalistic vivarium, and the higher individual costs of the animals. Long term costs are fairly low.

Maintenance - Poison dart frogs have a moderate level of routine maintenance compared to many other species, largely due to the regular misting and plant care required with a naturalistic vivarium.

Feeding - It is moderately easy to feed poison dart frogs. Most species are microphagus - they specialize in eating live insects 1/8" or smaller. Flightless fruit flies are a staple feeder insect. Some pet stores carry fruit flies, but many do not. You may need to culture your own fruit flies.

Handleability - Poison dart frogs should not be handled. All captive bred poison dart frogs are harmless and nontoxic, but they do have thin, easily damaged skin. Poison dart frogs make great display animals, but should not be handled.

Visibility / Boldness - All regularly available poison dart frogs are diurnal, and will be active during the day. Some species can be very shy, barely being seen at all. Some species are the picture of boldness, spending virtually all of their time in plain sight.

Noise - Many species of poison dart frogs can make noise. The intensity and loudness varies greatly depending on species.

To learn more about keeping poison dart frogs as pets, please visit our poison dart frog care sheets.

Josh's Frogs offers COMPLETE Dart Frog Kits, which contain everything you need to keep dart frogs happy and healthy. Josh's Frogs COMPLETE Dart Frog Care Kits include an Exo Terra Glass Terrarium, Vivarium Lighting, Live Terrarium Plants, Fruit Fly Kits, and our Tankless Dart Frog Kits. Josh's Frogs COMPLETE Dart Frog Kits come with instructions, and make caring for dart frogs easy and enjoyable. Additionally, by purchasing a Josh's Frogs COMPLETE Dart Frog Kit, you save money!

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