Bob stares through the wall of his temporary plastic cage and thinks about frolicking among the slipper orchids. Once a month, I put the frogs in a temporary holding center and thoroughly clean their tank. I wash and scrub the rocks, clean the glass, and reassemble the vivarium with fresh water.
This is undoubtedly traumatic for the frogs, though it's a necessary part of their health and upkeep. To make the process more humane, I've decided to place the temporary frog cage in with the orchids. The frog have their own orchids, but the scenic distraction might be just what they need during their once-a-month room service.