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Feed Your Red Eyed Tree Frog with a Sumptuous Meal

By Redeyed Subscribe to RSS | December 21st 2011 | Views:

Dogs, guinea pigs and cats have been the favorite pets till date. But the ritual is broken by red eyed tree frogs that are topping the charts of the most adored and preferred pet. A native to Southern Mexico, Central America and Northern Columbia, this amphibian usually has bright green color skin, blue or purple ribs with white side strips, ruby red eyes and orange toes. Red eyed tree frog is carnivorous and gobbles mostly insects.

Red eyed tree frogs can always be an exceptional pet. They are medium sized frog, and known as Agalychnis callidryas. With only nominal care is needed, they are doing well, well suggested for beginner pet frog owners. This tropical amphibian is mostly captive bred, easy on the pocket and can be easily found in pet shops and breeders. Being carnivorous and insectivorous, they generally consume soft-bodied invertebrates. The most common and commercially available food is crickets. If you complement your tree frogs with other insects such as worms, flies, moths or grasshoppers, you would have a cheerful tree frog.

An adult red eyed tree frog should be fed for almost 5-6 times every two to three days. Juvenile frogs are fed on daily basis as they have larger appetite. Crickets are the most acceptable for the tree frogs during all life stages. Remember to feed your crickets with assorted fruits, vegetables or cricket food before 12 hours feeding them to your tree frogs. The gut loaded or dusted crickets will pass the nutrient to the frogs. Red eyed tree frogs like eat most of the live insects. Meal worms, wax worms, or silk worms can be used as supplement to crickets. Place these worms into feeding dish to avoid burrowing into the substrate. Tree frogs also eat other insects like fruit flies, curly flies, house flies, spiders, grasshoppers and moths. Gut loaded these insects with reptile supplements before feeding them to your red eyed tree frogs.

Red eyed tree frogs need water. A dish of shallow fresh water should be provided all time. Make sure the water is chlorine free. You use the bottled spring water or treat the tap water with anti-chlorine. Most of the times red eyed tree frogs do not drink water directly, but they like to soak in the clean water for rehydration. Water should be replaced every day to avoid ammonia and bacteria from building up in the water. If budget allows, try to setup a reptile misting system that will provide appropriate humidity to the cage and frogs. Frogs will drink from the water accumulated on the plants resulting from the misting as well.

Whether in its natural habitat or in captivity, red eyed tree frog food varies little. They are stealth hunters and are fun to watch when feeding. When feeding in captivity, ensure that they receive the proper amount of food at the frequency they require. During the winter season, cricket might be hard to source. It’s suggested that you can breed your own crickets to ensure full supply of various size of the insect all year long. Normally own-bred crickets are clean and out of bacteria. This can make sure that you have healthy tree frogs food supplies all time.

Keep your pet healthy and watch it hopping from one branch to another!

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The author of this article is a red eyed frog enthusiast, learn red eyed tree frog habitat, health, food feeding, care sheet & much more with practical tips and tricks here.

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