USA Captive Bred Red-Eyed Tree Frogs (Agalychnis Callidryas)
Red-Eyed Tree Frogs are probably the most photographed frog on the planet. Featuring incredible greens and blues with highlighted sides, these red-eyed beauties are native to Central and South America.
Note: We have begun to produce a variation in eye color in our group of red eyes since 2016. We call them copper eyes. While we have paired copper eye to copper eye, the mode of inheritance is still unknown and will require further breeding to uncover. If you are interested in copper-eyed frogs, please inquire via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Red-eyed Tree Frogs are arboreal, meaning they live in trees, and are typically found in rainforests and other humid environments. They are active at night and are known to be good climbers, using their sticky toe pads to move around on branches and leaves.
Red-eyed tree frogs are relatively small, with adult males reaching a size of about 3.5 inches in length and females being slightly larger. They are also known for their distinctive call, which is a loud, raspy "quack" that can be heard from a distance.
In the wild, red-eyed tree frogs are preyed upon by a variety of predators, including snakes, birds, and mammals. They are also threatened by habitat loss due to deforestation and other human activities. Despite these challenges, red-eyed tree frogs are not currently considered to be endangered and are still found in many parts of their native range.
While these frogs are regularly imported into the pet trade, we encourage the purchase of captive bred frogs!
If you are considering getting a red-eyed tree frog as a pet, it is important to do your research and ensure that you are prepared to provide the proper care for these animals. Red-eyed tree frogs are native to tropical rainforests, so they require a humid environment and a diet consisting primarily of insects. Here are some specific care considerations for red-eyed tree frogs:
Housing: Red-eyed tree frogs need a spacious enclosure with plenty of climbing branches and plants. A terrarium or a large glass tank with a screened top is a suitable enclosure. The enclosure should be at least 20 gallons in size for one or two frogs, and should be kept at a temperature between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit with a humidity level of 60-80%.
Diet: Red-eyed tree frogs primarily eat insects such as crickets. These should be dusted with a calcium supplement as well as a multi-vitamin to ensure proper nutrition.
Water: Red-eyed tree 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: Red-eyed tree frogs should not be handled frequently as it can cause stress. When handling is necessary, it should be done gently and with clean hands to avoid transmitting diseases. We recommend handling all frogs with gloves on to reduce any risk to the animal.
- Lighting: Red-eyed tree 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.
It is important to research the specific care requirements for red-eyed tree frogs and to consult with a veterinarian who has experience with exotic pets before getting one as a pet.
As pets, red-eyed tree frogs require specialized care and are not suitable for everyone. It is important to research the specific care requirements of red-eyed tree frogs before considering getting one as a pet.
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 I purchase an animal, I become responsible for its care. I am responsible to learn how to properly provide for its needs: its habitat, its diet, and its health. My animal wants to live and I want it to live. I will do all in my power to ensure that my animal has a long, healthy, and happy life. I am ready for this responsibility.
Purchasing an Animal From GeckoDaddy
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 email@example.com. 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.
Please see our International Shipping page for information about shipping our geckos internationally.
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.