Red Eyed Tree Frogs are one of the most sought after species due to their bright colours and stunning red eyes.
As their name suggest, they have bright red eyes with vertical black pupils. The body is green, some specimens may have small white spots present along the back. They have a creamy white belly with blue/yellow flanks and orange toes.
Size varies depending on the sex of the frog. Males are smaller, with a dark cream throat and average between 5-6.5cm (2-2.5 inch). Females are generally larger reaching sizes of 6.5-7.5cm (2.5-3 inch).
Red Eyed Tree Frogs can be found living within tropical rainforests of Central America.
Red Eyed Tree Frog requires high humidity levels, it is also very important to allow good ventilation. The best enclosures are tall glass tanks with a vented mesh lid, the Exo Terra Terrariums are ideal.
Provide a deep substrate of at least 5-10cm (2-4 inch), this can be either coco fibre or live sphagnum moss. The use of a waterfall will help keep the humidity levels to around 60-70%, if this is not possible, provide a large water dish and lightly mist once a day. If condensation starts to develop on the side of the glass, reduce the misting to a few times a week.
Red Eyed Tree Frogs require a daytime temperature of 24-27C (75-80F), this should be lowered to 21-24C (70-75F) during the night. UV lighting is not required unless you have living plants within your enclosure.
Feed on a range of live insects from crickets, locusts, roaches and house flies. Ensure the live insects are gut loaded before feeding, this will supply nutrition to your Red Eyed Tree Frog/s. Always provide water that has been treated or left to stand for at least 24 hours. Bottled or fresh, clean rainwater can also be used.
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