USA Captive Bred Giant Waxy Monkey Frogs (Phyllomedusa Bicolor)
We did it again! In 2019 we produced the first ever captive bred Peruvian locale Phyllomedusa Bicolor. This was a major accomplishment for us and marked the first in a series of goals we had concerning the future of this species in the pet trade. In 2022 we accomplished another HUGE milestone... we produced the first ever F3 (2nd gen. CBB) Bicolor in history. We are thrilled to be a part of the story of the Giant Waxy Monkey Frog and its success in captivity! You can read about our experience here.
While we work with the Peruvian Bicolors, marked by a heavily reticulated side pattern, this species of frog is found in the tropical rainforests of South America, including Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.
These frogs are relatively large, with adults reaching up to about 6 inches in length. They are generally green or brown in color, with distinctive white or yellow markings on their face, legs, and underside.
Phyllomedusa bicolor is an arboreal species, meaning that it lives in the trees. It is active at night and is known for its distinctive call, which is a series of loud, guttural "wok" sounds.
Like other members of the Phyllomedusa genus, P. bicolor has a waxy substance on its skin, which is thought to help protect it from predators and parasites.
While Phyllomedusa bicolor is not commonly kept as a pet, it can be maintained in captivity with the proper care and environment. If you are interested in keeping one of these frogs as a pet, it is important to research their care requirements and ensure that you can provide the proper diet and housing for them.
Here are some general guidelines for caring for a giant waxy monkey frog:
Housing: Giant waxy monkey frogs should be kept in a spacious enclosure that allows them to climb and move around. The larger the enclosure the better when it comes to housing an adult Waxy. A large glass tank or plastic tub with screen lid is suitable. The enclosure should be well-ventilated, and the substrate should be kept moist. We use paper towel in non-planted set ups. It's a good idea to provide plenty of resting places such as PVC pipes or other structures for frogs to perch on during the day.
Diet: Giant waxy monkey frogs are carnivorous and should be fed a varied diet of insects, such as crickets and roaches. It's a good idea to dust their food with a calcium supplement and multi-vitamin to ensure that they are getting the nutrients they need.
Temperature and humidity: Giant waxy monkey frogs should be kept in a warm, humid environment, with a temperature range of 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit for young frogs and up to 90 degrees for adults. They can have a humidity level of 70-80%.
Water: Giant waxy monkey frogs should have a source of clean, chlorine-free water available at all times. It's a good idea to use a shallow water dish or mist the enclosure regularly to provide a source of water for the frog to soak in.
Handling: Giant waxy monkey frogs should not be handled frequently, as this can stress them out. When handling is necessary, it should be done gently and with clean hands.
We recommend handling all frogs with gloves on to reduce any risk to the animal.
If you are considering keeping a giant waxy monkey frog as a pet, it is important to research their care requirements in detail and ensure that you can provide the proper environment and diet for them. They are not suitable for beginner frog owners and require specialized care.
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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When you decide which animal(s) you would like to purchase from Gecko Daddy, use the online shopping system to complete your purchase with credit card or PayPal or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just list the id’s of the animal(s) you would like to purchase and we will reply with a detailed receipt. We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, cashier’s checks and USPS money orders. We will make arrangements for shipping after purchase checks have cleared.
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.