- Sep 9, 2010
I've been wanting a new herp/frog for awhile now, and with christmas in 5 days, I should have enough money for 2-3 more. I've singled out other species at my lps, and have been stuck on getting either Pacman frogs or leopard geckos. I could get both, but I would like more of one species rather than one pacman and one leo - that's just me. I had a leopard gecko before, he was pretty neat although it had health problems due to petsmart. He eventually escaped while in a holding tank and never reappered. So leopard geckos - Relatively good looks (I can't afford any overly fancy morphs) easily handled and tame, OK eaters, nocturnal, not active and they stay in their hide 80% of the time. (At least mine did) Cheap, 30$ per hatchling of assorted morphs. Pacman frogs - I haven't had one of these "cooler" species of frogs before. (Just red-bellied toads, grey/green tree frogs, etc.) I like their looks, the ornates at the lps are really pretty. They seem pretty awesome to feed, watched one at the lps gulp down 1 night crawler and a fuzzy. Cheap, 30$ per silver dollar sized frog. Downsides? Well from what I heard they don't do much of anything besides eating, and unless you want to bleed/hurt them you can't handle them. I've been thinking about these two because they're on the cheap-ish side as far as pets go, not requiring an especially large enclosure and easy to feed. (Dubias would be a staple for both, with waxworms mealies inbetwee, worms for pacman) Though if anyone else has a good suggestion for an inexpensive, easily maintainable, good eater, that doesn't require half your wallet or a beast of an enclosure - please state! Thanks.