Animal Stories - Red Eyed Tree Frog


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The beautiful Red Eyed Tree Frog is on of the most sought after of the hybrid frogs!
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CJ - 2012-01-11
Hello everyone. I'm looking into getting some live plants for my frogs aquarium. I have a red eyed tree frog, love him to death and his name is Mr. Red. :)

I've been trying to look online to see if there are places to buy plants from but I don't want to have the possibilities for having fertilizer or unhealthy stuff in the plants for my frog. So I'm curious if anyone knows personally of a site online that sells the type of plants my frog likes that are also safe for my frog.

Thanks, and love this site. :)

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-01-11
    Choose broad leaf varieties of plant that can support the weight of the frog. Some suggestions include snake plants (Sansevieria), many bromeliads, pothos ivy, some philodendrons, Japanese evergreen, java moss, Anthurium, Mongtera species and creeping figs. Remember, plants will require a full spectrum bulb for growth. The Red-Eye Tree Frog does not require any special lighting, so make sure you provide hiding or shade spots in your enclosure.
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cory workman - 2013-01-29
there is a place called josh's frogs they sell online plants and other stuff for frogs plus all kinds of frogs to location is in michigan and i've to there store personally to buy some plants cool store and a lot of plants check them out it's called joshs rogs

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Ashley - 2010-04-06
Tree frogs shoudn't be kept in cages, they should be in the wild where they belong. I can understand if they are in captivity because they're population is dropping, but using them for you own entertainment is terrible! Think if you were in a cage all day and you were meant to be in the wild, but you just couldn't get out because you're so small. Think about it. :(

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  • JJ - 2010-04-29
    Well, if you have a dog, you better let that loose too and cats too. Guess you better not have an aquarium either. My frog was born in captivity and if you think about it, the only reason that some animal populations are still around is due to zoos and to people breeding them. I agree that it would be better out in the wild but as their habitats are being destroyed, what are we supposed to do? The only entertainment I get is from it walking down my arm and going to sleep, just as I am entertained by watching my deaf dog (who obviously would have died in the wild) fetch sticks and bring them back to me. Its called companionship and that's what pets are for.
  • wil - 2010-05-09
    Without us trying to attempt to breed and find out more about these beautys, where will they be in the wild in five to ten years, ashley? G-O-N-E That's where quit trying to be self righteous and educate yourself. KTCS
    ( the t.v. station) had a program about frogs at the end of April, I believe that this would be a good place for you to start your learning. It discusses about Kitrid ( a parasitic fungus attacking frogs). As well as how all the household products expelled into our water sources are genetically changing frogs, this includes excess hormones from birth control pills disposed into our water sources through elimination of bodily fluids. So good luck protecting that glass house ashley.
  • Emily - 2010-05-11
    If people are selling them as pets though, surely it is ok to buy them. I do know what you mean though! =)
  • AJ - 2010-08-31
    I'm sorry, are you in PETA? Tree Frogs do VERY well in captivity. And most of them are captive bred, so it's not like they go from being in the rainforest to being in a tank. And in the wild, Frogs may occupy one territory for their entire lives. Being in a tank is basically the same. I hope you don't own any dogs or cats to be speaking like that either.
  • Lucas - 2010-11-27
    What if they were born in captivity. They aren't taken out of the wild then. I have two Red Eyed Tree Frogs and they love their habitat and their new home. They are so happy and they have never NOT been happy. I keep them in an 18"Wx18"Lx24inW tank (Zoo Med Naturalistic Terrarium.) Most veterinarians say they are easily stressed but I take mine out and handle them at least once a week and they are fine with it and never show signs of stress (stress in them is indicated by a brownness of the skin instead of the neon green.) Mine were C.B. (captivity bred) so they are not wild deprived, captivity is their wild and they do not seem to mind it.
  • Dave B - 2010-12-15
    Read 'The Life of Pi' for a better understanding of the situation that caged and zoo animals are in. As an example from the book, many caged animals that 'escape' often return to their cage after a short time. Life in the wild has many more dangers and hardships than a cage.
  • Rob - 2010-12-17
    I understand how you feel and can respect that, however if you show concern for one animal you must for all and therefore be vegan because you would not eat meat, nor eggs because even free range only means they have a larger sized pen. In fact even eating vegetables causes the death of some amazing creatures. Every year 20,000 wild African grey Elephants are murdered in order to diminish an already dwindling population so that farmers can expand their land for crops. Crops have always been built in the grazing land of native animals. You also shouldn't therefore even own a dog or cat, as the dogs unless bought from a purebred breeder costing minimum$600 depending on breed as petshop dogs are bred in tiny cages with concrete floors and are given physical deficiencies to attain the unnatural look most dogs now have. Nor should you own a cat, who's natural habitat is found nowhere within australia(I'm assuming is where you live) and their ever present thirst for blood and the thrill of a hunt means they will always kill native birds and marsupials regardless how much and often they are fed and whether you see the remains.
  • Michael - 2010-12-22
    Clearly you have never worked in an office.
  • Bob - 2011-01-14
    Ummm, there are no animals that are kept as pets currently that at one point were not wild. And seeing that this page was mostly about how to keep one as a pet, and you knew that this was the type of page it was, you came here asking for trouble.
  • The Frog - 2011-03-10
    She has no right to tell them what they want.
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david - 2011-06-25
Hey. I have a Red-eyed Tree Frog and I feed him primarily live crickets. However, this food source is getting expensive and I was wondering if it is possible to wean my frog onto freeze-dried crickets and mealworms. If this is possible, how would I get him to eat the nonliving alternatives? Thanks.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-25
    Red-eyed tree frogs are carnivorous and eat crickets, moths, flies, and other insects, and have been known to eat other small frogs. For froglets, fruit flies and pinhead crickets are the meals of choice.
    This is what I can find and I can find nothing which says they can eat freeze dried foods. The problem here is they would be non-moving (as you realize) and therefore the little guy would not recognize them as food. There are obviously other choices besides the crickets - but I don't think non living would work.

  • kayla - 2011-10-25
    Live food is needed. If it isn't living they don't eat it as they don't see the dead insects as food.
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Drew - 2011-04-14
Hey that was really awesome. I loved all the info you gave me for my speech.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-15
    Glad you liked it.
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Ryan - 2011-03-13
Ashley while it is sad knowing their wild habitat it disappearing. I don't believe keeping them in captivity is bad at all, given proper care and a good sized home these little guys seem to be just has happy as they would be in the wild.

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Anonymous - 2008-05-30
You have some good information regarding the red eyes tree frog. But one thing you said, you recommended a 20 high tank for 1-2 frogs, when that's unnecessary. I've successfully raised and bred red eyes in a 10 hex. It's really a matter of preference. Other thank that, I liked everything else you've written.

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Emily - 2010-05-11
Red eyed tree frogs are the best and soooo cute! =)

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  • allyssa - 2010-12-15
    red eyed tree frogs are sooo cute i am studing thim in science
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willowbee - 2010-04-06
I'm 12 and I really want a red eye tree frog they are soo cute, but idk how to get one so if any one knows where to get one please reply.

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-04-06
    You could start by checking to see if any local pet stores carry them. If they do not, ask them if they could special order one for you.
  • Lucas - 2010-11-27
    You can order them online! Thru the mail! That's how I got mine when I was 14. It may seem cruel but how do you think pet stores get them? Yep, that's right, through the mail! By the way they are usually captive bred babies so they don't know the difference and you get them the second morning after you order them. Example: If you order them Monday you will get them Wednesday about 10:30am. I recommend getting them at reptilesncritters.com because they are born in captivity on that site. Not taken from the wild. There they are $40.00 for adults and $30.00 for babies...plus about $35.00 for shipping.
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Jessie Willette - 2010-01-14
I think u should do more on the red eye tree frog.

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