Hello! Do any of you guys know which amphibian show might carry green mantellas for sale? I am thinking of getting one. Also, do any of you know places that have free shipping and sell green mantellas cheap? I am a cheap person. Thank you!
LLLReptile often advertizes mantella on the forum. Mantella are a bit trickier than most dart frogs, as they can be very sensitive to higher temperatures -- you definitely want to read up on the care and requirements of the actual species you are interested in. As for free shipping.... good luck on that
Cheap Mantellas usually means wildcaughts and can be quite challenging. JoshsFrogs has captive bred viridis available if you are really wanting them I would start there. More than likely you are not going to get free shipping from anyone unless you spend quite a bit of money.
I'm not a mantella person (yet) so I don't know who sells them, but I can tell you that shipping is not likely to be free. Some vendors offer free shipping on orders that reach a certain price, but usually it will run $40-55ish.
Let me clarify-- the lowland species of mantellas can actually better tolerate temperatures above what many dendrobates can handle. Even our dart frogs are best advised to be kept below 80 degrees as a high which is recommended for most highland mantellas. To be honest, I would not recommend dart frogs or mantellas to anyone who does not have a reliable HVAC system.