View Full Version : HELP: Travelling with African Dwarf Frog
06-02-2008, 08:38 PM
Hi! I have had one African Dwarf... sadly forgot my tank lid at home and thus lost her six months after first purchasing her. Now I have another lovely lady, Lynda in addition to my betta, Karl. I have to take on a long, three day trip by car to Florida starting on Saturday, and will need to take Karl and Lynda with me. I plan on taking them in a large plastic container with holes in the lid and travel with a battery powered fan on to make sure there is plenty of air circulation back there, especially when I make stops along the way so I can stretch my legs. I've traveled up to five hours a day with them before without a fan but it was also not nearly as hot as it is now. I will bring them into the hotel with me each night, of course. For the frog's sake, should I bring my aerator in the car (easy to reach) and turn that on in the container throughout the night? Or does anyone have a better suggestion? I want to treat them well. They're my babies.
06-02-2008, 08:43 PM
You're just going away for three days? There's no need to take your frog and fish with you. They'd be just fine in their home tank during that time. Just keep the light off while you're gone so they stay calm. Remember, fish and frogs don't eat every day. Fish can easily go a week without food.
06-02-2008, 08:56 PM
Hi. No. It's not a trip where I'll be gone three days. It's a three day trip to travel down there... 8 hrs or so a day in the car, and then I'll be staying in Florida for about 5-6 weeks. So I DO need to take the poor little guys with me.
06-02-2008, 09:19 PM
I would probably go as far as to take them out with me when I stopped to stretch my legs. That may sound silly, but I wouldn't want to risk leaving them in the car. Even with the fan on them, it will be getting very hot. Just my opinion though. :]
If it's possible maybe you could have someone take care of them while you're gone.
06-03-2008, 12:50 AM
if you can, try to leave the tank at a reputable LFS (smaller ones would probably take the best care of them), and let them take care of the frog for a few bucks a day
06-03-2008, 02:50 AM
You could get a power inverter capable of powering the aerator so you could run it all the time.
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