Keeping Frogs In Pond

Toads, frogs, salamanders, newts (also see pond section)

Keeping Frogs In Pond

calleighpark
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Joined: 30 Jul 2016, 19:05

30 Jul 2016, 19:19 #1

My wife and I have a pond in our back yard that we built around 15 years ago. It is about 10 feet by 20 feet and about 3 foot deep in the middle. It also has a waterfall and about a 20' stream (for the birds to splash in) that flows down to the pond. Twice now in the past 15 years a large bull frog has wandered in and stayed for most of the summer. We would like to stock a few frogs in our pond if that is possible, but don't know what kind to get that have the best chance of survival. the center of the pond has a large clump of cattails and reeds growing in it, and the yard all around the pond has trees and plants that are set up for hummingbirds and finches. The robins and blue jays also love to bath in the stream on a daily basis along with the gold finches. We live in the Colorado between Denver and Fort Collins. Can anyone suggest what types of frogs might thrive in our area. thanks for any help that we can get
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Robyn
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Robyn
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Joined: 01 Sep 2003, 21:10

31 Jul 2016, 00:56 #2

Welcome to the forum!

This site lists the amphibians of CO but note that the bullfrog is not a native frog in CO.
http://www.reptilesofcolorado.com/amphi ... orado.html

It's best to get native frogs. You can't buy them. You can collect eggs and/or tadpoles from local natural waterways in the spring though with the land owner's permission.

Also, "If you build it, they will come."
Robyn, Analytical Chemist, Zone 6/7, Maryland
Servant to 4 cats, 1 rabbit, 3 guinea pigs, 2 dwarf hamsters, 1 redbellied turtle, 3 freshwater aquariums (65, 50, & 20 gallons), 2 saltwater aquariums (6 and 12 gallon nano cube reefs), 7 outdoor ponds (1800, 153, 50, 30, 20, 20, & 12 gallons), 1 indoor pond (20 or 50 gallons, winter only), crickets, mealworms, and hundreds of fish (of about 18+ species), amphibians, snails, shrimp, corals, crabs, worms, and so on in those aquariums and ponds. A mostly full list of my current animals is at http://www.fishpondinfo.com/animals/animallist.htm

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