We call these “free range” frogs. They were bred and raised in a large tropical rainforest greenhouse, where they enjoyed complete freedom of movement in a natural environment where the temperature, humidity, natural sunlight, “rainfall”, plants, etc. simulate a generalized tropical rainforest. The tadpoles are raised in a large “natural” body of water in which the pH, mineral content, decaying organic material, etc. are similar to a small jungle pond. They were fed on two kinds of fish food, algae and other aquatic plants, and a variety of protozoans and minute arthropods. After metamorphosis, the frogs feed on a wide variety of food items, including crickets, houseflies, wax moths, Indian meal moths, fruit flies, other small flies, cockroaches, several species of small beetles, spiders, ants, sow (pill) bugs, earwigs, etc.
Because of these conditions, these frogs are generally healthier and closer to the ideal color and markings for the species than many other captive-bred frogs. They will be some of the most outstanding and impressive specimens in your collection. However, it is important to note that since they have never been confined in a close space, handled, or otherwise stressed, they may have some of the same problems acclimating to a vivarium environment that wild-caught frogs have. So care should be exercised during the acclimation period. It is relatively easy to determine sex for adult frogs of most species. It is more difficult for the juveniles. We make every attempt to accommodate the wishes of our customers, but cannot guarantee correct sexing.
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Other species we are working with, some available soon:
Brown-backed Tree Frog (Leptopelis argenteus?)
Chocolate Mocha Globe-eyed Tree Frog (Leptopelis sp.?)
Cloisonné Reed Frog (Hyperolius phantasticus?)
Emerald Globe-eyed Tree Frog (Leptopelis sp.)
Gold Dust Globe-eyed Tree Frog (Leptopelis sp.)
Gold-striped Reed Frog (Hyperolius sylvaticus?)
Leopard Reed Frog (Hyperolius sp.)
Pinstriped Reed Frog (Hyperolius sp.)
Red-eyed Tree Frog, ‘California Gold’ (xanthic) morph (Agalychnis callidryas)
White-striped Reed Frog (Hyperolius sp.)