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Questions on Boreal Chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata) Set-up

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Hey All,

Looking for some advice on setting up an enclosure for Boreal Chorus frogs (Pseudacris maculata). They are a temperate species, and I know they don't require a dormancy period. I've looked through the few threads on here about chorus frogs, but not really much on how to set-up an appropriate enclosure.

I'd like something more natural like my Tiger salamander set-up which you can see here; 40B Ambystoma tigrinum Paludarium

I'm thinking of a paludarium style set-up with a small weeping wall or waterfall. Because the frogs are small, I'm looking at a 15gal AG aquarium.

Should the top be glass or screen? Any other advice?

Appreciate any additional input.



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Hello. For a while I owned Upland Chorus frogs (Pseudacris feriarum) for a while, and honestly, I think they would do fine in an enclosure like that. What I would do is aim for a slightly bigger enclosure (20-30 gallons at the most) and make a 55/45 land and water split, as mine were either in their water dish, or perched on top of a log near it. I would still attempt to brumate them, as with that much water they could breed during the spring, but it would be up to you if you wanted them to do that. Also, your tiger salamander enclosure is amazing!



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Hello. For a while I owned Upland Chorus frogs (Pseudacris feriarum) for a while, and honestly, I think they would do fine in an enclosure like that. What I would do is aim for a slightly bigger enclosure (20-30 gallons at the most) and make a 55/45 land and water split, as mine were either in their water dish, or perched on top of a log near it. I would still attempt to brumate them, as with that much water they could breed during the spring, but it would be up to you if you wanted them to do that. Also, your tiger salamander enclosure is amazing!
Hey Sith, first thanks much, the Tiger enclosure has been a lot of fun. I've a few changes in mind for it now that it has been running for awhile, and am still speculating on the waterfall portion. I originally considered a 20 as a possibility, once I figure out my driftwood, I guess I'll make that decision. If I may ask, what do you mean by brumate? Breeding them would be great, but does that take a cold period to induce breeding?



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Yes, brumation is essentially another word for hibernation, for this species to breed I believe they would need a winter cooling period followed by a gradual increase of warmth, like the change from winter to spring



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