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Red-Eyed Tree Frog

Scientific Name Agalychnis callidryas
Lifespan: 3-5 years
Size: 1-2 inches
DietInsectivore
Handling Ease Good

FOOD

  • A red-eyed tree frog’s diet should consist of:
    • 100% ½ grown or smaller crickets, fed daily
  • IMPORTANT:
    • 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.

Behavior/Handling

  • 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.