Amazon Milk Frog is fun, hardy and robust amphibians that have been compared to the popular White’s tree frogs in their care. These frogs are good for families, children and adults of all ages. These frogs are known for their beautiful coloration. This frog has special toe pads on its feet to help them climb plants. They're so strong they can hold up to 14 times the animal's body weight!
Size: adult male milk frogs are substantially smaller than females and rarely exceed 21/2 inches in length. Females, on the other hand, can grow to 4 inches or more. Properly kept milk frogs may live to be 5-15 years old.
Temperament & Personality: When stressed, this amphibian would secrete a milk-like substance and hence the name. are arboreal and nocturnal. The males are known for their boisterous calls, which they usually make from watery pools in tree hollows.
Cage Requirements: An adult pair can be maintained in a 20-gallon aquarium, while a group of five shouldn’t be kept in anything smaller than an enclosure measuring 24 inches long, 18 inches wide and 24 inches tall. At least every few weeks, remove all frogs and inspect their condition. Make sure they look like they are maintaining a good weight and are healthy. While the frogs are removed, you can take out all hiding spots, plants and the water dish and rinse them off. Never use soaps or detergents for cleaning because leftover residues can harm amphibians. Instead, use hot water to help remove waste from perches and the terrarium. During the day, the coolest areas of the enclosure can stay between 70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit while the warmest areas near the light source can reach 85 degrees. At night, the temperature can drop to 65 degrees without problems. Occasional days outside these ranges can be tolerated by healthy milk frogs so long as normal temperatures are restored soon after.
A low-wattage, incandescent spotlight can be added for heat over the screen cover of the terrarium if the temperature is too low. Lights made of red glass can be left on and used for heating at night. Avoid heat pads, hot rocks or heating cables, especially if you are not using a substrate, they could harm the frogs. Temperature is important for captive amphibians, and it is one of the most common areas where mistakes are made.
Diet: Crickets can make up a large part of the diet as well as Worms, insects, spiders and other invertebrates. They are gluttonous, greedy and rarely fussy frogs. Growing juveniles should be fed once per day, while adults can be fed twice per week or less frequently. Although milk frogs are predominantly nocturnal, most learn to wake up and feed during the day if food is available. Feed between three and 10 food items per frog, depending on the size of the food and the size of the frog. Other food items, such as house flies, earthworms, wax worms. Juvenile frogs will also eat flightless fruit flies. Use a powdered nutritional supplement that is phosphorus-free and contains calcium, vitamin D3 and vitamin A. Coat food items with this supplement at every feeding for juvenile frogs. For adult frogs, use it on food items every other feeding. Replace the water in the water dish every day. Additionally, remove feces, dead food items and other waste from the enclosure daily. You should also check the temperature frequently to make sure it is within a suitable range.
Colors: Most often found for sale as sharply patterned black-and-white banded juveniles, their contrasting coloration blends into a mix of more subtle browns and grays, outlined in crisp white as they mature during the first couple years. Light gray to white polka dots eventually develop and speckle most of the dark dorsal coloration as adults.
History: Amazon milk frog, also known as "mission golden-eyed tree frog" or "blue milk frog" belongs to the family known as "tree frogs and their allies". It can be found in northern parts of South America.They are a large species of arboreal frog.
Origin: South America
Life span: 5-15 years
Temperament: anxious, hardy and robust. Wonderful to look at and watch
Weight: 4 - 5g
Colors: browns and grays, black-and-white banded, browns and grays,
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