Red Eyed Tree Frog a.k.a Agalychnis callidryas
Red Eyed Tree Frog
Red Eyed Tree Frogs are native to the tropical rainforests of Central America, including parts of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama. These small, arboreal frogs are known for their vibrant green and blue coloring, as well as their distinctive red eyes, which help them to blend in with the surrounding foliage and avoid predators.
Red Eye Tree Frog Care
In captivity, Red Eyed Tree Frogs require a specialized environment to thrive. Red Eyed Tree frogs make a great frog for paludarium set ups. This includes a tall terrarium with plenty of branches and foliage for climbing and hiding, as well as a large water area. An 18x18x24 or 30 gallon enclosure can house 2 to 4 adult frogs. The temperature should be kept between 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit with high humidity levels around 70%. They are insectivores and should be fed a diet of live insects such as gut loaded crickets, roaches, and worms dusted with vitamin powder.
Red Eyed Tree Frogs For Sale in the Pet Trade
Captive breeding of Red Eyed Tree Frogs has been successful and many color morphs are now available through the pet trade as well as at reptile expos and online vendors. Wild Caught Red Eyed Tree frogs are also readily available however they are not recommended for beginner hobbyists.