AMAZON MILK FROGS from Northern South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela, possibly Guyana).
REAL POISON DART FROGS: DON”T WORRY – COMPLETELY NON TOXIC IN CAPTIVITY
Poison dart frogs are in the class of amphibians. They can be found in the rain forests, but only in Central and South America where they like to stay on the floor of the forests in moist and shady places. They are extremely small, most only 1/2 to 1 inch in length. They have brilliant and various colors. For example, they can be green or blue with black patches and also have flash colors, which are exposed when the animal jumps. These colors warn other animals that the frog is not fit to eat.
The Sanctuary is home to several species, including “Bumble Bee Frogs” .The poison dart frog has special skin that can secret poisons which kill other animals. The biggest environmental change for the poison arrow frog is that rain forests are being cut down, which means they are losing their only home.
An environmental danger for the poison dart frog is the decreasing of the ozone. This is very important to them because they have extremely sensitive skin and the ultraviolet rays are damaging their skin.
ORIENTAL FIREBELLY TOADS: The Fire-bellied Toads is a group comprising eight species of small toads (most species typically no longer than 1.6 in or 4.1 cm) belonging to the genus Bombina. Common variants of the name ‘Fire-bellied toad’ include ‘firebelly toad’ and ‘firebellied toad’.
“Fire-bellied” is derived from the brightly coloured red- or yellow-and-black patterns on the toads’ ventral regions, which act as aposematic coloration, a warning to predators of the toads’ reputedly foul taste. The other parts of the toads’ skins are green or dark brown. When confronted with a potential predator, these toads commonly engage in an Unkenreflex, “Unken-” being the combining form of “Unke”, German for firebellied toad. In the Unkenreflex, the toad arches its back, raising its front and back legs to display the aposematic coloration of its ventral side. They are aquatic and the boys “bark” at the girls !
Visit BMBS and get an up-close look at these little beauties while they still exist.
SPECIAL THANKS TO TWO FABULOUS GUYS: TIM HEATH & JOHN GAUGHRAN
Tim from HEATH’S FROG FARM did a fantastic job of cleaning and rebuilding our frog habitat and brought us three new frogs. One specie that is new to us . Come over and meet the Epipidobates anthonyi ( tricolor ) pair and perhaps the male will sing for you! Tim breeds and sells frogs, lizards, snakes and tarantulas at his place in Mt. Bethel PA. He can be reached at 570 897 0224.
John owns and operates DART FROGS TO DOGS /6007 West Main Blvd. Unit B, Bath, PA 18067 *At the intersection of Airport Road and 248. 484-281-3675 John is over-wintering all of our frogs except the Fire-Bellies till Spring of 2017. You can visit them there in his fabulous hand-made habitats.John’s shop specializes in the captive breeding of frogs, chameleons, snakes, dragons and more. Picture a small reptile and amphibian house and they carry all-natural dog and cat food lines; you will see that their pricing is competitive. They have a wide variety of exciting and nutritious treats to choose from- made in the USA, also daily specials on terrific canned food for both dogs and cats.