Check out our Featured Vendor of the month: Josh’s Frogs
Your name and company name?
Joshua Willard @ Josh’s Frogs
What city do you live in?
What type of reptile do you breed?
We work with a wide variety of reptiles and amphibians – currently over 250 species/morphs! We specialize in dart frogs, tree frogs, toads, and geckos, but our captive-bred only selection is always growing!
How long have you been into Reptiles and what got you started?
Josh’s Frogs started in 2004, but many of us have been working with herps since the 1990s. Josh’s Frogs began in Josh’s apartment when he started buying in supplies in bulk and selling off the extra so he could afford his reptile hobby.
- Captive bred dart frogs are not toxic – they get their poisons from the bugs they eat in the wild.
- Solomon Island Leaf Frogs have direct development. Their tadpoles stay in the egg, and little frogs hatch out a couple months later!
- Many of our gecko species do not have eyelids – instead, they lick their eyeballs clean!
- The red eye tree frog’s scientific name (Agalychnis callidryas) literally translates into “bright eyed beautiful tree nymph” – pretty poetic for a frog!
- Many species of frogs can easily live over 20 years with proper care.
How does your family help with your business?
What projects are you working on for the future?We have a lot of new reptile, amphibian, and invertebrate projects coming up. Some highlights are tarantulas and other ‘pet bugs’, a whole lot of new species of geckos (and hopefully some snake species next year), as well as a lot of new frogs (and a more regular supply of the species we already offer!). We will also continue to grow our offerings of feeder insects (silkworms are on their way!) and dry goods, with new bioactive substrates and support products rolling out in early 2020.
What is the most important information you can give a future reptile keeper?