3 Care Tips for Poison Dart Frogs | Pet Reptiles

3 Care Tips for Poison Dart Frogs | Pet Reptiles

The vivarium is a new word that we have in
our industry, and that is because a vivarium is different from an aquarium, which holds
water, and a terrarium, which is pretty much just land-based. Vivarium is a living ecosystem, and there’s
no better denizen of a vivarium than a poison dart, or a poison arrow frog. Again, the jewels of the rain forest just
are so brightly colored, that they’re sought-after by collectors and hobbyists throughout the
world. Unfortunately for the frogs in nature, they’re
disappearing. So these have now popped up because of the
money that can be made by breeding them; there’s captive breeders all over the country, that
are supplying the pet world. And we’re learning enough to leave the wild
ones wild, which is very important to me in particular. Dart frogs such as this need a forest floor. You see that we have them sitting on this
beautiful moss with a piece of wood. This is living moss, this is living at the
bottom of the tank they live in. There’ll be a little waterfall in the background
to keep the animal humid. They are a terrestrial creature, they’re not
really climbers, so they can’t hop up onto logs, and they’ll climb a little bit up any
kind of a, an angled branch, But they’re not a tree frog; they definitely
are denizens of the forest floor. Their bright colors, of course, tell predators
and people alike that, watch out, there’s poison here. Due to the fact that the frog gets its poison
through a series of events of what it eats in the rainforest, they are not toxic in captivity,
which is great. We feed them fruit flies, actually flightless
fruit flies, they don’t fly out of your tank, which are also grown by breeders, and small
crickets and other types of worms that will keep them quite happy in their forest home. I don’t advocate grabbing them, but if you
have to touch one, you will not die from the poison as you might with one in the wild,
which is a very important thing if you’re going to sell one to somebody. So, poison arrow and poison dart frogs have
caused somewhat of a revolution in the reptile amphibian industry, in that years ago, it
was just snakes and lizards, snakes and lizards, but here, we’ve pulled all kinds of people
into the hobby, because frogs, who doesn’t like a frog, right? Everybody likes frogs, and this is something
that can be kept in a 12 by 12 inch tank, what a conversation piece in the house, or
living room, or office, to have something that sounds really exotic, sounds dangerous. It’s a poison arrow or poison dart frog, but
we know better. They’re just jewels of the rain forest, easy
to keep, easy to feed, and just a fantastic, long-term, captive animal.

Randy Schultz

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44 thoughts on “3 Care Tips for Poison Dart Frogs | Pet Reptiles

  1. max pick says:


  2. Big Mama says:


  3. Georgina M says:


  4. JonathanLindroos says:

    cute fart drogs

  5. Little Willie says:


  6. Educated Drilla says:

    how dafuq is a frog a reptile
    a frog is an amphibian

  7. BK-201 says:

    to die from a poison dart frog

  8. ALL Gyan says:

    Lol 1:30 That lizard at the back is trying hard

  9. ALL Gyan says:

    Lol 1:30 That lizard at the back is trying hard

  10. Dtrollmancan says:

    Na that was you as a baby

  11. GhostlyJavk says:

    didnt know we could keep one as a pet

  12. Angel Gurrola says:

    getting one soon no big deal they get their poison from eating ants and other venomous insects

  13. Stephen Foster says:

    Lol I love that lizard

  14. jennie lopez says:

    Are those real

  15. jordan marquardt says:

    Yes they are real

  16. Rowan Weaver says:

    as you say they aren't really climbers the lizard in the background starts climbing his tank XD

  17. Shea Z says:

    I know this video is about poison dart frogs but what type of lizard is that . It looks like some sort of monitor.

  18. gayden g says:

    too bad that they are very expinsive

  19. Eric Alonso says:

    what kind of moss is that?

  20. Dennis Castillo says:


  21. Kimi Nakamura says:

    if they are not poisonous, why does he don't advocate grabbing them ?

  22. Jesus Contreras says:

    Jungle Bob can you do more care tips about dart frogs

  23. Nightworld115 says:

    I've always heard that these guys are super fragile and are definitely not for beginners. Meanwhile this guy claims they are easy to take care of. Who should I trust? I don't know if I should get one or not.

  24. DAT BOI says:

    Is the blue and black poison dart frog
    venomous I need the awnser

  25. Ismael says:

    Just say piodon dart frog plz

  26. Frogman1031 says:

    You can't put a dart frog in a 12x12x12! It needs at least 20 gallons of space to thrive! They are very active frogs and with only seven gallons (plus loosing a gallon or two with substrate) you will have a dead frog very quickly

  27. 805fillmore says:

    You wont die but I sure as hell aint touching them

  28. Sebastian F says:

    Hey I know your not supposed to touch them cause the oils in your skin aren't exactly good for then but do latex gloves work once you rinse the powdery stuff off

  29. dakotaxcorex says:

    Lizard in the back is so pissed off lol

  30. Thareek Sourjah says:

    Lizard in the background is like "hey hey hey interview me"…

  31. Zebun Bibi says:

    where can you get these from

  32. Krow says:

    can yoy touch them though?

  33. Tytan Campbell says:

    the one at Petco you can touch

  34. Chris Foster says:

    By the way frogs are not reptiles they are indeed amphibians

  35. evija buivydaite says:

    I love me some frogs I have one in my house. who has a frog ?

  36. Pitchstar Chernenko says:

    you can see a spider-iguanaman at 1:10

  37. Elosuki says:

    That lizard in the background… XDD

  38. dragonspirit1185 says:

    You should have leaf litter not moss in the bottom. They don't need waterfalls. 2 Azureus in a 12×12? NO way too small

  39. BoxyChick07 says:

    at 1:35 the lizard is like: "yo let me out!!"

  40. Zsolt Szabo says:

    But I don't like frogs only poison dart frog

  41. Derric Greene says:

    Considering getting a tattoo of one of these guys. Would like some pets eventually, too.

  42. Nikki The Fox says:

    What type of frogs are these? Love that dark blue.

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