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Old 07-11-2009, 10:30 PM
 
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Seems a little confined to me... and the snail has no friend.
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:27 AM
 
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u ever seen a snail socializing with another snail???
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:53 AM
 
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u ever seen a snail socializing with another snail???
LOL! Admittedly, not. But they have to procreate somehow, LOL!
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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I thought they were cute when I first saw them. But then I started thinking about it. I think that just because something can survive in a tiny environment doesn't mean that it's a good quality of life for them. I don't know if a snail would care, but frogs are a little different.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:36 AM
 
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Yeah that and just exactly how are they shipped? Do they sit in that darkness of the box in a stockroom for how long? Etc.

OK, they don't meet the same end as say a beef cow, but still seems like a sucky thing to do.

Then there's the question of the one's that get out. Since they are African Dwarf Frogs or some such, who knows if they are an invasive species if they were to get into the wild?

The whole concept, though "cute" and "green" seems to suck.
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:59 PM
 
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It is totally cruel. They can become paralyzed by banging into the walls of the small enclousreThese frogs need minimum 5 gallon tank. The notion that the directions and info are correct is just plain bogus. They need to be fed every day when small. They need frequent water changes or they get burned by the ammonia in the water from their waste and they will die. These guys live up to 10 years or more when properly cared for and only weeks if the directions are followed.
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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i had never heard of this, so of course, had to check it out.....

YES.... i would say its cruel.....

and get this.... read some of the reviews and one woman said she was too busy to remember to feed the poor little froggies and that it was a hassle.... keeping in mind that the directions said 2 pellets per frog 2x week ....

in reference to what socksy said..... another one of the reviewers said that he TRIPLED the recommended amount of food and that the frogs actually became active..... so apparently, the recommended feeding schedule is not enough to sustain them ..... on the recommended feeding schedule, they just sit around, not moving much to conserve energy and stave off starvation........
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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The PETA Files: Frog-O-SphereArchives

Frog-O-Sphere Ecosystem with 2 Aquatic Frogs Reviews | Buzzillions.com gives it a 3.1 rating right now.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:37 AM
 
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Default It's not Cruel

My parents recently bought my fiance and I a Frog-O-Sphere.

One, if a woman forgot to feed frogs twice a week then she shouldn't be allowed to own any pets.

Two, they're very small frogs and they have plenty of room to move.

Three, we feed ours on the recommended schedule and they are both perfectly active and healthy. They play and swim all the time. Also, just like any other living creature, some frogs require more food than others to remain healthy.

Four, what about fish? You're not complaining about people putting a goldfish in a fish bowl all alone but you're complaining about two incredibly tiny frogs in an aquarium that is perfectly suited to their size.

Five, if you pay attention to what your doing when you clean the tank, there is absolutely no way for them to get loose.

Six, how many of you have cats and dogs that are sheltered in your home? If you let your cat out to roam free, would that be considered cruel? You would leave them vulnerable to other animals, cruel kids and the possibility of being hit by a car.

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i had never heard of this, so of course, had to check it out.....

YES.... i would say its cruel.....

and get this.... read some of the reviews and one woman said she was too busy to remember to feed the poor little froggies and that it was a hassle.... keeping in mind that the directions said 2 pellets per frog 2x week ....

in reference to what socksy said..... another one of the reviewers said that he TRIPLED the recommended amount of food and that the frogs actually became active..... so apparently, the recommended feeding schedule is not enough to sustain them ..... on the recommended feeding schedule, they just sit around, not moving much to conserve energy and stave off starvation........
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:21 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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My parents recently bought my fiance and I a Frog-O-Sphere.

One, if a woman forgot to feed frogs twice a week then she shouldn't be allowed to own any pets.

Two, they're very small frogs and they have plenty of room to move.

Three, we feed ours on the recommended schedule and they are both perfectly active and healthy. They play and swim all the time. Also, just like any other living creature, some frogs require more food than others to remain healthy.

Four, what about fish? You're not complaining about people putting a goldfish in a fish bowl all alone but you're complaining about two incredibly tiny frogs in an aquarium that is perfectly suited to their size.

Five, if you pay attention to what your doing when you clean the tank, there is absolutely no way for them to get loose.

Six, how many of you have cats and dogs that are sheltered in your home? If you let your cat out to roam free, would that be considered cruel? You would leave them vulnerable to other animals, cruel kids and the possibility of being hit by a car.

sounds like you are the exception to the rule in your care of your frog-o-sphere...... good for you.... and good for your frogs........
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