Because when you acquire new frogs, particularly wild caught animals, you want to make sure they are not harboring potential pathogens that could spread to your long term captive frogs and to avoid having to tear down an expensive vivarium if frogs start having problems. I lost an entire group of nigricans due to wasting away and I made the mistake not checking the fecals from a vet, which was an expensive mistake.Not sure why the topic of fecals came up again 🤔 but I'll definitely keep it in mind. I actually found a vet local-ish (about an hour and a half away) that specializes in small amphibians, so going to reach out to her to get some info. Especially because...
I finally found someone selling more baroni, including a calling male and at least one egg-laying female, so I'm about to greatly increase my group size from 2 to 7! 😁