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Red-Eyed Tree Frog Care Sheet

Description: Red-Eyed Tree Frogs are very distinct in appearance. They have bright red eyes as their name would imply as well as orange feet to go along with their white belly.
Scientific Name: Agalychnis callidryas
Average Size: 2 to 3 inches in length
Origin: Central America


Any insects which the frog does not have trouble eating due to size can be used. Crickets and fruit flies work very well for this.

Although the Red-Eyed Tree Frog may not drink water directly from a dish it is still important to have a fresh supply of water available for them to bathe in. Misting the enclosure will provide water on the leaves of the plants for them to drink.



Humidity: The humidity level for these frogs should be somewhere between 60% and 70%.
Lighting: UV light is not required for this species of frog. They will however require 12 hours per day of light.
Physical Design: In the wild these frogs live in the trees, so their enclosure should contain plenty of branches and plants for them to climb on.

An enclosure that is between 5 and 10 gallons should be provided for a single Red-Eyed Tree Frog.

Substrate: Bark or potting soil generally works well for these frogs as a substrate. Soil is the best as it keeps the humidity level high.
Temperature: Temperatures anywhere between 75 and 80 degrees F work best for Red-Eyed Tree Frogs during the day. At night a temperature drop of approximately 5 degrees F should be applied to the habitat.
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