Red-Eyed Tree Frog
Scientific Name Agalychnis callidryas
Lifespan: 3-5 years
Size: 1-2 inches
Handling Ease Good
- A red-eyed tree frog’s diet should consist of:
- 100% ½ grown or smaller crickets, fed daily
- All food should be dusted with calcium powder/vitamin powder (alternating days)
- Large crickets, mealworms, and superworms are not recommended for this species.
Caging & Environment
- A minimum of a 10 gallon tank with screen cover or small glass reptile habitat.
- Reptile Bark substrate (moistened moss can be mixed in to help retain humidity)
- No basking light is needed (room temperature is fine)
- 5.0 Compact Fluorescent UVB light with fixture
- Lots of artificial plants/vines
- A branch or climbing platform
- Water bowl
- Cricket Keeper & Cricket Food
- Calcium & Vitamin Powders (used alternately)
- Spray bottle for misting
- Red-eyed tree frogs should be misted at least twice daily.
- Important: Only spring water (not tap, purified, or distilled) should be used with all amphibians.This includes water for drinking and misting.
- Perhaps the most famous rainforest animal is the Red-Eyed Tree Frog. Featuring stunning colors, this small frog makes you feel like you have a little part of nature right at home!
- They are nocturnal frogs and will spend most of the day curled up resembling a leaf.
- Red-eyed tree frogs can safely be kept in groups.
- Many hobbyists will beautify their enclosures by using live tropical plants.
- Although they can be handled, it is best to keep handling to a minimum to reduce stress.