Clown Tree Frogs a.k.a Dendropsophus ebraccatus
Clown Tree Frog
Clown Tree Frogs are a species of tree frogs native to South America. They are nocturnal and arboreal by nature, meaning they are most active in the trees during the night. Frogs in this family usually don't grow past an inch (snout to vent) and have a distinctive appearance with bright yellow to cream colors. This species is not recommended for beginner hobbyists.
Clown Tree Frog Care
When acclimating your Clown Tree Frogs in captivity, it is important to provide proper care. This includes a spacious terrarium with plenty of climbing areas and foliage. An 12x12x18 is great for 1-2 Adult Frog. Make sure to include plenty of hiding places and visual barriers to make your frogs feel secure and a zoomed water dish to help with humidity, you may notice your frogs soaking too. Paper Towel is preferred for newly acclimating frogs, established frogs can be kept on a natural substrate like Reptisoil. The enclosure should be misted daily by hand or misting system to maintain high humidity levels of 60-70%. Monitor humidity with a hydrometer. The temperature should be kept constantly between 74-76° F. Temperatures above 80°F are detrimental to the frogs' health. Monitor temperature with a temperature gauge. They are insectivores and feed on a diet of live insects such as gut loaded small (⅓”) crickets or flightless fruit flies dusted with vitamin powder.
Clown Tree Frogs For Sale in the Pet Trade
Clown Tree Frogs are usually available as wild caught animals that don't live long. Captive Bred Clown Tree Frogs are rare but there are some dedicated hobbyist breeders and professionals working on increasing the number of CB frogs- definitely a step in the right direction! Wild Caught frogs are not recommended for beginner hobbyists. If you are a breeder and are interested in purchasing wild caught stock for your breeding programs, reach out to us, we would love to help supply you with quality imported Clown Tree Frogs.
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