CAPTIVE CARE INFORMATION
Scientific Name: Phyllomedusa Hypocondrialis
Common Name: Tiger Legged Monkey Tree Frog
Distribution: South American
Size: 2” – 2 ½”
Trade Availability: Somewhat common
This tree frog is native to hot Savannah & dryer forest type habitats. When kept in captivity, they require a 10 gallon size terrarium for proper care for 2-3 adults.
Use full spectrum lighting 12-14 hours per day.
Provide dark hiding places for this species.
Maintain day temperature range between 75-82 degrees F.
Maintain night temperature range between 70-74 degrees F.
Use a 25 watt heat lamp in well ventilated enclosures.
This species requires low to moderate levels of humidity – 60% max.
Mist enclosure every few day.
Use only distilled water.
2% UVB is required for froglets 2 months & older, no more than 3% UVB.
**UV rays help eliminate excess bacteria growth (not saying bacteria will not grow in
the tank, but it will help lower it)
UVB is essential for frog’s growth.
As adults – ¼” crickets
*Adults may be offered small roaches (if you want), they should equal the same size as the cricket.
Do not feed wax worms.
***3 parts Herptivite to 1 part Calcium***