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Old 20-02-2013, 04:13 PM
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hi new to all this, got an American Tree frog about 6 weeks ago and very thing has went well. i house him in a exo terra 30x30x45 terrarium, my heat and lights soarce is an exo terra sun glo bulb in lamp for day heat and night i have a night heat bulp in the exo terra canopy and heat mat under tank always on. coco fiber as substrait and plenty fake plants and bog wood to climb and hide in. day temp is around 24-29 and night is 20-23. humidity is always around 70-85%. feeds on crickets and locusts and seems pretty happy with all this. im now looking at getting another pet already, either another type of frog or small lizard. what other animals would live happily in this type of simple set up? thanks
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Old 20-02-2013, 04:37 PM
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thats my set up just now.

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cresties can be kept in a similar type of viv( slightly taller) and don't require as much heat and by most accounts are a good starter reptile and you can get many variations of this species. I myself keep a leopard gecko and house him in a 3 ft viv but some people keep them in a 2 ft viv they are better suited to a wooden viv but the emphasis is more on floor space as the spend nearly all there time on the floor of the viv so a deep 2 ft viv should be ok, heat from a heat mat on a thermostat and a light during the day supplying some UVB light( not absolutely necessary but most people believe that it benefits the gecko) and I find him easy to look after and again there are lots of variations on the colours etc. hope this helps but I'm sure other people with more experience will have other species that would be good for you.
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Old 20-02-2013, 10:48 PM
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i was thinking of a leopard gecko, seen a nice 3ft viv i was thinking of buying for it. but on the other hand was thinking of another spieces of frog lol never know might end up with both... thanks for the help.
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My wee Leo is great fun they have a good character and don't seem to mind being handled( I can even rub his head!?)
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A pair of lygodacylus williamsi would do well in a 30 x 30 x 45cm... or even just one on its own. They are extremely active lizards chock full of personality. I love watching my little boy!
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