Wanted Native AZ Frogs/Tadpoles


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Looking for native frogs/tadpoles (preferably tadpoles) for my Phoenix area pond.

If you don't have any, do you know a supplier?

Thank you.
 
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If you're hoping to introduce frogs to your pond and get them to stay, you might be disappointed. We have frogs show up and leave on a pretty regular basis. They kind of do what they want. We can buy bullfrog tadpoles here, but there's no guarantee they will stick around once they're full grown frogs. In fact, we've noticed that we will only have one bullfrog at a time in our pond - they're territorial hunters it appears - so the others would be forced to move on. And the bullfrogs tend to leave too, once they've wiped out all the other frogs. And once the big bully is gone, more frogs will show up. It's one big cycle!

You could try finding yourself some in the wild and bringing them home - then if they leave you won't be out any money!
 
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When I had a pond there I ordered tadpoles, then my late husband went out to a local mud hole and gathered up some bullfrogs, they ate all the cute little frogs I had then left.

Those bull frogs where huge!
 
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Here in the desert, frogs have a tendency not to travel (although they may leave during our monsoon season), especially if introduced as tadpoles.
No bullfrogs. Bullfrogs are an invasive specie in AZ and as addy1 said, they eat everything including frogs lizards, rodents, fish, etc, etc.
 
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Might be best to wait before trying to mail frogs, your forecast is for brutal heat for some time
 
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Here in the desert, frogs have a tendency not to travel (although they may leave during our monsoon season), especially if introduced as tadpoles.
Interesting! I guess that makes sense, as they probably realize that another water source may not be easy to find. Here the frogs can hop half a block and be in another pond.
 
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Might be best to wait before trying to mail frogs, your forecast is for brutal heat for some time
If someone has a supplier, I could then decide to wait or not after conferring with the supplier.
The risk is not the temperatures if the frogs/tadpoles were in the pond; it is the delivery truck (whether USPS, UPS or FedEx) sitting in the hot sun while the driver has lunch, etc.
 
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6a is probably average winter, but I've seen it -24F here once in 30 years, and -10 to -15 at times
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Maybe my frogs aren’t from Michigan, I’m kicking them out of the pond. Lol
 

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