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shaun - 2012-09-30
I have 8 whites treefrogs and have kept and bred them for about 6 yrs. Just to point out that blindness in your pet can be caused by a build up of fatty tissues in their eyes. This is often brought on by overfeeding them with pinkies. Having said that, cleanliness is everything, filter their water and change it as often as you can and scrub those perches.

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D - 2012-09-13
I am wondering if anyone researched the care, husbandry needs, and diet requirements before purchasing their Budgett's Frog???? Seriously!!

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Zach - 2011-09-15
Ok so i just bought a budgetts frog. . And i'm worried as all heck. . One side of its body is saggier then the other and he will stick that sides lag out behind him and let it float to the top where his eyes and nose protrude. . Is this something the pet store has done is it normal. . I'm worried man. . I don't wanna lose my new epic amphibie :c please e-mail me and let me know if you know what's up with this. . I don't think the legs broken. He/she will use it when swimming just its when its idle it looks bad. My email is ztprmotions@gmail. Com thank you and please respond to me asap

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  • D - 2012-09-13
    I am sure this person figured out the problem..but for anyone else who see's the stomach 'sags' it is because wherever they got the frog from..pet store, breeder, whatever...had small aquatic rocks in the aquarium. Budgetts Frogs will eat anything they can overpower...who cant overpower a rock? lol. Seriously, they will think the rocks are food, eat them and they will either throw their own stomach up to get them out...or it will impact them which could kill them...if you chose rocks they should be larger than the frog itself...hope this helps!!
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Ethan - 2011-07-15
I got a budgett and it is my favorite type of frog. I like them better than pacmans. She eats nightcrawlers, frozen hopper mice, freeze dried krill, and frozen silversides(bait fish). She eats twice a week. She is in a 10 gallon with a rock hide(which he can IF HE WANTS use to get out of the water which he has not used yet because they rarely come out of the water but she still needs it), a fake plant (for decoration), and a whole bunch of spagnhum moss in the water like floating duckweed. I suggest putting a nice amount of moss in the tank to provide cover and let him bury himself. He also has a heat pad under the tank since I live in NY. I love her. I hold her about once a month but I keep my fingers away from her mouth. HAHA. I know its a female because it DOESNT have a yellow throat. I hope this helped or entertained you! If you want a budgett frog then do your research. PEACE

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-16
    Good going there and having fun.
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-19
    What a great life your frog has!

    I don't think they generally need a heating pad if the environment is at normal room temperature, (72- 84 degrees F), but living in New York it may be getting rather cold!
  • fhallon :) - 2012-01-19
    I love mine too but is the heating pad underneatht the tank completely necessary??
  • D - 2012-09-13
    Nice list of foods for your frog...I think I missed how you are giving it calcium?
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Ethan - 2011-07-15
I almost forgot something very important, aestivation/hibernation. In about November give your frog a big meal then when it comes out fill a bucket about a foot deep with eco earth and put a top on it. The frog will bury itself and coat itself in mucus. It doesnt need to eat just leave it alone untill January then take it out and put it back in the water. You must do this exactly to simulate the dry season.

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  • Zach - 2011-09-15
    I was wondering if a bucket of moss is ok. How deep do you think it should be and I live in MN. Should I plug in the heat source I have on the bottom of my Ten gallon? ( I just dont wanna cook 'em )
  • D - 2012-09-13
    Hibernation is totally up to you...I would NOT feed your frog a large meal before hibernation (if you chose to allow him/her to hibernate). Food can literally ROT inside of their stomach and kill them. I actually don't recommend allowing your frog to hibernate. Just keep goldfish readily available and when he/she is hungry they will eat. yes, it does slow down...Never forget to feed your Budgetts Frog pinky mice! They need a lot of calcium! ok?
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stephen - 2009-04-18
I've had one that ate stones... don't worry he'll poop them out (or puke). Either put stones that are way to large for him to eat, or just leave it empty like I do :) Have you ever seen one of these things scream? It is awful!

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David Zaitz - 2012-04-19
Can I put a Day gecko in with a whites tree frog? They have the same habitat and I want to know if they're the same size can they be kept together?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-19
    These frogs can get 5 inches and do eat meat. Depending on size of gecko, it could be looked at as food.
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Fiona - 2011-09-19
I have two male white lipped tree frogs who are approx 10 months old. I have them in an aquarium with a UV light and 100W heat lamp it is also set up with branches, ledges and foliage. The base of the aquarium is gravel and heated water as we have 3 tiny fish. I feed the boys gut loaded crickets every two to three days. They seem to be very healthy and range from brown to a dark purplish colour.
One of the boys is very much the "alpha male" and can be a little aggressive with the littler boy, knocks him of his perch and into the water. The little one seems to cope well and just goes about his business.
In the last couple of weeks they alpha male has started to croak excessively. He starts to croak continuously around 2:00 clock in the afternoon and doesn't stop until around 3.30am - he wakes the entire family up (including 2 children who sleep very soundly). We can not talk on the telephone unless we go into another room or outside and we have to turn the TV up really loud.
The past two nights I have made a smaller enclosure for the boys in our garage, just so we can get some sleep. The enclosure is heated with a mat rather than a lamp and has a small container of water and some branches and foliage. They either do not croak or we can not hear them. When I put them back in their normal aquarium around 6.30am in the morning they are cool to the touch and bright green.
I am not sure what to do to stop the constant croaking as I don't think it is good for the frogs to be moved every day. Should I drop the temperature in the aquarium - remove the heat lamp (this goes against everything I have been told to do to look after them).
Please help - they are driving us mad!

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  • Sue Unsworth - 2011-10-04
    Hi Fiona
    Your frogs are making that racket because it is mating season, and they are trying to attract a partner. These little guys are just growing up. This is one of the down sides of keeping them in an enclosed space - they can't get on with the natural business of finding a mate and making babies. The croaking should stop once the mating season is over.
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David Zaitz - 2012-04-15
Please help. I had two Whites tree frogs, until last night when one passed. they hadn't been eating all week, but I assumed it was because my girl friend overfed them a week before. Long story short, I'm afraid the first one died from starvation (all of the other conditions in the tank seem to be alright). The other frog still won't eat, what can I do to make her eat? Thanks in advanced.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-15
    Maybe change the food up. Is the humidity right in the tank?
  • David Zaitz - 2012-04-15
    temp is 80 in the day and 75 at night. humidity is always between 40% and 50%. I went out and bought meal worms, wax worms, and even smaller crickets(just incase if the others were too big).
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David Zaitz - 2012-03-27
I'm getting a pair of WTFs and I have a 50 watt infrared bulb heating the tank. My room gets bright enough during the day to take the place of a bulb that gives off light. Does this sound ok in terms of light and heat?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-28
    Depending on the size of the tank, it should be. Obviously if it's a huge tank you will need more of a heating source. What are you using for humidity?
  • David Zaitz - 2012-03-30
    I have a 18 inch tall Money Tree plant for a 12x12x18 tank. I spray the tank with spring water when humidity gets below 40.
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