How Do You Care for a Glass Tree Frog?


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To care for a glass tree frog, you need to set up a glass tank properly with substrate and either plastic or live plants. A water bowl is required for the frog to sit in as are thick branches for the frog to climb on. Heat the tank with an under-tank heating pad. Utilize a light source that offers 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark per day, and feed the frog crickets once each day.

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How Do You Care for a Glass Tree Frog?
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  1. Set up a glass tank

    Tree frogs do best in glass tanks that are at least 10 to 15 gallons in size. If you plan on purchasing more than one frog, add 5 to 10 gallons to the size of the tank for each additional frog depending on the size of the frog. Place the tank away from windows because direct sunlight encourages the growth of algae. Add substrate lining to the tank as well as plastic or live plants and large branches for the frogs to climb on. Also include a water bowl large enough for your frog to sit in.

  2. Heat and light the tank properly

    Use a heating pad placed under the tank to keep the tank warm. Never use heat rocks or other forms of direct heating because frogs burn easily. Time set your light source to provide 12 hours of light and 12 hours of total darkness.

  3. Feed your frog

    Feed the frog two to four crickets once each day in the evening. "Gut feed" the crickets pellet cricket food or fruit before giving them to your frog.

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