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Hello group,
For a little over a week now (I think thats about how long its been) my auratus have been courting almost non-stop-except for a couple days in between. When I wake up in the morning (around 8am) right after their lights go on the female is already hopping along after the male pawing at him and chin rubbing on his back. When they started doing this I thought I would get eggs that day. No such luck-they court each day like a text book case but never lay eggs. I have a coco-hut that they frequently go in and out of (sometime staying within for an hour or two at a time). The coco hut has a deli cup lid underneath that fills the entire inside to the edge. It is dry underneath except for some spray that makes it through the hole in the top of the hut.

I'm just wondering if it is normal for such intense courting behavior to go on like this on a daily basis with no eggs being laid. I thought that a female had eggs developed inside of her already if she was pawing at a male's back like this. The female will wander off now and then and the male will call to her to bring her back. I would love to get eggs--these would be my first. Thanks for any help.

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Sounds like a young pair just starting out. Don't worry , sometimes it takes them a lttle while to get it right. One frog may be slightly more mature than the other too. I've had some D.tinctorius do the same thing , it's frustrating at first but, they get it after a while.
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I have a 1:1 & 1:2 group that do the same thing. I got them as mature animals, and I have had for 10 months. The would call every morning, and the females would initiate courting behavior but never any eggs, they have been doing this for a few months now. I just seperated the five animals into the 2 groups mentioned above, I am hoping that it gets them to finally lay. My trivittatus court and do not lay, but nothing like the auratus, and certainly not over such an extended period.
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Kevin,
I'm in the same boat. A whole lot of courtin' goin' on. I've been helping stir the pot by playing recordings of calls in their tank. (Since they don't resppond to Barry White!)
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They aren't a young couple from what I can tell and were all purchased as adults. Whew-looks like I'm not alone. At least I know it does happen to other people. I woke up this morning to them courting again-haha. I'm not even going to pay attention to that anymore. I'll just check for eggs once every day or so :) Thanks everyone!
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I am checking as much of the tank as I can. They seemed to have excavated a tunnel below a piece of wood near a bromeliad that goes back pretty far and sometimes they hide in it. I can't really check it for eggs though.
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