USA Captive Bred Fringed Leaf Frog (Cruziohyla craspedopus)
Incredible frog! Thats all we can say! We call them Craspies and we have to pinch ourselves every time we look at them. Are they real? You bet and they are insane in real life. We are working to produce these frogs and hope to have them available soon. Our group was imported as farmed babies from Peru.
The Fringed Leaf Frog (Cruziohyla craspedopus) is a species of frog in the family Hylidae, native to Central America and Mexico. It is a medium-sized frog, typically reaching about 4.5 cm in length.
The Fringed Leaf Frog has a distinctive appearance, with a beautiful background of greens and blues marked with light blue to white spotting and brilliant yellow side bars. They also come equipped with large, fringed skin folds on their legs, which give them their common name. These folds help to break up the outline of the frog's body, making it harder for predators to spot.
The Fringed Leaf Frog is found in a variety of habitats, including tropical rainforests, cloud forests, and mountainous regions. It is primarily arboreal, meaning that it spends most of its time in trees, where it feeds on insects and other small invertebrates.
The Fringed Leaf Frog is considered to be a species of "Least Concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as it has a wide distribution and is not currently facing any major threats. However, like many other amphibian species, it is vulnerable to habitat loss and degradation, and may be at risk from climate change.
If you are considering keeping a Fringed Leaf Frog (Cruziohyla craspedopus) as a pet, it is important to research and understand their care requirements before making the commitment. These frogs can make interesting and unique pets, but they have specific needs that must be met in order to thrive.
Here are some general care guidelines for Fringed Leaf Frogs:
Housing: Fringed Leaf Frogs should be kept in a terrarium or enclosure that provides plenty of space for them to move around and climb. A 20-gallon tank is a good minimum size for a single frog, but larger is better. The enclosure should have a screen top to allow for proper ventilation and should be kept at a temperature of around 70-80°F during the day and slightly cooler at night.
Substrate: The enclosure should be lined with a substrate that allows for proper drainage, such as coconut coir or cypress mulch. Be sure to keep the substrate moist but not waterlogged, as Fringed Leaf Frogs need a humid environment. we keep our frogs over damp paper towel when not housed in a planted tank.
Diet: Fringed Leaf Frogs should be fed a diet of insects, such as crickets. These should be dusted with a calcium supplement and multi-vitamin at least once a week.
Water: Fringed Leaf Frogs need a source of clean, fresh de-chlorinated water at all times. A water dish or a misting system can be used to provide moisture, and the enclosure should be misted daily to maintain the proper humidity level.
Handling: Fringed Leaf Frogs are generally docile and can be handled gently, but it is important not to handle them too much as it can be stressful for them. They should also not be handled with dirty hands or after applying lotions or perfumes, as these can be harmful to the frogs. We recommend handling all frogs with gloves on to reduce any risk to the animal.
Lighting: Fringed Leaf Frogs may benefit from access to UVB lighting to synthesize vitamin D3, which is necessary for proper calcium metabolism. A UVB bulb can be used in the enclosure for 12-14 hours per day.
As pets, Fringed Leaf Frogs require specialized care and are not suitable for everyone. It is important to research the specific care requirements for Fringed Leaf Frogs and any other pet before bringing one into your home. Proper care and husbandry are essential for the health and well-being of these animals.
At Gecko Daddy we have a strong belief that as pet owners, we have the responsibility to care for our pets.
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Shipping a Live Animal
A shipping fee of $35.00 (unlimited number of animal(s) will be added to your purchase. Geckos and frogs are shipped using UPS Next Day Air. Shipping days are M, T, or W as weather permits. We will take every precaution to make sure our animals arrive happy and healthy. Therefore, we will not ship animals in conditions that are not suitable for safe arrival (below 40 or above 94 degrees). We will hold animals as long as is necessary until weather permits safe shipping. Someone must be able to receive and sign for the animal on the specified arrival date or we will not ship.
In order to have a full shipping guarantee, you must be available to receive the package at the time of the delivery. If the package is left at your door we will not guarantee live arrival. If you accept the package at the time of delivery and the animal is not alive, we require that you call or email us within 1 hour. We may request that the gecko is shipped back to us before a refund is given. The buyer will pay shipping on replacement reptiles.
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Here is what we can Guarantee: we can guarantee that our geckos and frogs are happy, healthy, and feeding well at the time of purchase. We can guarantee live arrival. We can guarantee our animals are honestly represented in photos. We can guarantee that all other info presented on our site is accurate. We can guarantee the sex of the animal only when marked male or female and not when marked as temperature sexed. If you have any questions about any of our animals, please email us and we will be happy to help in any way we can.
Here’s what we cannot guarantee: many animals change in appearance as they mature, therefore we cannot guarantee the final appearance of the animal you purchase (color or pattern). We cannot guarantee the personality either, although many are handled as they are cared for. Lastly, we cannot guarantee fertility or lifespan.
All animals for sale are produced by Gecko Daddy unless otherwise stated.