This Hourglass Tree frog is one of the most unique and beautiful creatures you'll ever see! Native to Central America, this little guy has a striking hourglass-shaped marking on his back. He's a great addition to any exotic tropical frog collection and makes a perfect conversation piece.
Hourglass tree frogs are native to parts of Central and South America. They can be found in rainforests in the wild, but they also do well in captivity.
Hourglass tree frogs are generally peaceful and make good pets. They can be kept singly or in pairs. If you keep more than one, it's best to have one male and two females.
These frogs are not difficult to care for, but a few things to keep in mind. Here are some tips on how to care for your hourglass tree frog. Hourglass tree frogs are insectivores, so their diet consists primarily of insects. They will eat anything they can catch in the wild, including beetles, moths, flies, and crickets. You can purchase frozen or live insects from your local pet store. Before feeding the insects to your frog, be sure to dust the insects with a calcium powder. You can also offer your small frog pieces of fruits and vegetables. Be sure to remove any uneaten food from the enclosure to prevent mold or bacteria from growing.
When choosing a tank for your Hourglass Tree frog, there are a few things to keep in mind:
For substrate, you can use anything from paper towels to the soil. If you choose to use soil, make sure it is organic and free of chemicals. A layer of leaves on the bottom of the tank will also provide a natural way to humidify the enclosure.
As for decorations, live or fake plants can be used. Be sure to avoid any plants that are toxic to frogs. A water bowl should also be provided for the frog to soak in.
When it comes to lighting, a fluorescent bulb should be used. This will provide the correct light spectrum for the frog. The bulb should be placed on one side of the tank so that the frog can be basking if it needs to.
Heating is also essential for Hourglass Tree frogs. The temperature should be kept between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. A basking spot should also be provided so that the frog can warm itself up if needed. A heat lamp or ceramic heat emitter can be used to create this basking spot.
The humidity level in the tank should be kept between 50 and 70%. This can be achieved by misting the tank regularly or using a humidifier.
Now that you know what to look for in a tank, you can provide your Hourglass Tree frog with a comfortable and safe home.
Teresa - April 17, 2013
Kaitlyn - March 10, 2015
Joseph Ingram - April 16, 2017
Thanks for the great pet and info. My Texas Barred Salamander is easy to care for and is really fun to watch. What a personality he has! Feeding time is really enjoyabe for the both of us. He's a hoot! Pretty cool when he comes out as soon as I get home from work and just stares at what's going on around him. To show personality when I reach for the crickets is just plain crazy. Thanks again
Craig - September 12, 2012
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