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Any One Tree Frog Knowledgable?

Discussion in 'Other Pet Talk' started by Jolenels, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Jolenels

    Jolenels Hatchling Gecko 3 Year Member

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    I inherited a tree frog tonight. The owners were bored with it and were just going to let it free to freeze to death. So I took it. But I know little about them, it was an impulse adoption because I couldn't stand to know it was going to die. I'm going to do some of my own research but if anyone out there is super knowledgeable then I have a bunch of questions.

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    jetfire Adult Gecko 3 Year Member

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    google "redeye treefrog care". I've never kept them myself,so I don't know the specifics as far as heat & humidity goes,but I think they're tropical frogs. as far as feeding is concerned,it'll eat any bugs that it can fit in it's mouth...think roaches and crickets. mealworms are probably going to be too small,and superworms have an exoskeleton that's just too hard to digest & pass,they tend to cause impact
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    Jolenels Hatchling Gecko 3 Year Member

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    I did google care but there are still some things I'm uncertain on. I looked up a frog forum but there wasn't one that I could find that I felt cohesive enough for me. I don't have access to roaches here, and the mealworms I do have are a fair size as my gecko and my hamster eat them. I don't use super worms for my gecko because she won't eat them, I just buy the largest mealworms before that size, and the crickets for the frog are smaller then the meal worms. I do give my gecko wax worms a few times a year as a treat and I wonder if those would be a no go for the frog.
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    Tongue Flicker Hatchling Gecko

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    Agalychnis callidryas

    Mealies, waxworms are always a no go for tree frogs unless you don't have anything else to offer them due to technical problems (i.e. blizzard, terrorist attack, zombie invasion).. These are very high in fat and will most likely cause your frog to regurgitate more than what it's eating. Crickets, locust, nightcrawlerz, roaches are suitable tree frog feeders..

    Remember to supplement well with calcium and vit.A (crucial vitamin for frog health)
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    Jolenels Hatchling Gecko 3 Year Member

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    All we have available here is crickets. Not sure if it's my location, province or country lol. But crickets and mealworms are it. I have 2 week crickets currently. I have read so many mixed reviews on feeding though. Some sites say every other day, some say daily, some say twice a week. Some say 3 crickets, some say 8 crickets....one site said 15 but I discounted that haha. As well as the light. Some say it has to be a heat lamp, others say it can be just a regular light as long as it's on a 12ish hour cycle.
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    Jolenels Hatchling Gecko 3 Year Member

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    as well, is the calcium and vit A something I can gut load the crickets with or is it only in a powder form I need to dust them with?
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    jetfire Adult Gecko 3 Year Member

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    it's always best to gutload your feeders. as far as calcium,every 3rd feeding should be dusted. I wouldn't feed it more than every other day,say 5-6 appropriate sized crickets @ a time (cricket should not be bigger than the width of the frog's head).if they disappear quickly,bump it up to 8 or so.Amphibians have a real propensity to become obese in captivity,they'll eat as much as you will give them. Growing,juvenile frogs do need to eat more often,due to their rapid metabolism,but adults should be fine eating every couple days.
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    jetfire Adult Gecko 3 Year Member

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    as far as gutloading goes, sprinkle the calcium/vitamins on the crickets food supply. I use crested gecko diet to gutload my feeders,I just either mix it thicker (paste consistency,versus baby food consistency),or I scrape out the gecko food dishes,and give the old food to the bugs.
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    Jolenels Hatchling Gecko 3 Year Member

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    I gut load my crickets with carrots. I always have. So sprinkling the carrots is a possibility. I am feeding him four or five crickets every other day and they are disappearing fast. I never actually see him eat lol so I am worried they are in the substrate and plan on doing some digging this weekend to see if I can find any crickets. I don't know exactly how old the frog is, they said around a year, so I'm going with that.
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    Amanda1 Adult Gecko 3 Year Member

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    I've had 2 red-eye tree frogs for a few years now. They are pretty easy. I keep mine in a planted terrarium with a pool in the bottom, and they go through about 3 dozen crickets total a week. Don't feed mealworms, as mentioned. I've found that they don't go for the roaches since they don't move around enough to be interesting. I can "hand-feed" one of mine, he'll take bugs from the end of my feeding tweezers. And they like it really dark, so you won't see yours awake much.
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    Jolenels Hatchling Gecko 3 Year Member

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    He is surprisingly active during the day. Granted we do see him more at night but he is out with his eyes open and body spread about 3 to 4 times a day. He came in a terrarium that is a bit smaller then I think he should be in so we are going to save and upgrade. Unfortunately the tanks I have are short and wide because my leopard gecko needs more floor space and for the frog I need one more tall and skinny.
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    Tongue Flicker Hatchling Gecko

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    I usually feed as much as my frog can eat in one night then let 3-5 days pass til i feed again. But general rule of thumb is the size of the gap between their eyes and common practice is like 3-4 times feeding per week.