Acquired: Pet store
Posted Aug 05, 2014
The Red Eyed Tree Frog is not for beginners. They have delicate care requirements but are a beautiful frog.
One of the most important factors to know when thinking about owning a Red Eyed Tree Frog is that they can not be held. Their skin is extremely sensitive and handling them can be very harmful to the frog. Papaya would often sit in for extended periods of time and after doing some research, I found out that these frogs absorb water through their skin – she was having a drink!
It is important to keep their tank very clean and as they absorb water from their skin, they can also absorb toxic chemicals from bacteria. I fed my Red Eye about 4 crickets every second day and an occasional grasshopper. Papaya was a picky eater and did not always eat the crickets I gave him. I believe most Red Eyes are nocturnal, Papaya would only eat at night time and was most active after 1AM.
I would recommend the Red Eye Tree frog to someone who is experienced with amphibians and looking for a rewarding yet slightly more challenging pet. They are absolutely beautiful, with bright red eyes, blue legs, and orange feet. A mesmerizing pet to watch.