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Red Eye Tree Frog - Agalychnis callidryas-

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Defining Characteristics: Great Beginner Tree Frog | Bright Green with Red Eyes | Bold | Easy to Breed | Loud Call | Large | Can be Housed in Groups

 

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Name: The red eye tree frog has a very obvious common name – it is a tree frog with bright red eyes! It’s scientific name is Agalychnis callidryas, which literally translates into (aga) plenty of (lychnos) shining (kallos) beautiful (dryas) tree nymph. This refers to their sparkling eyes, beautiful appearance, and arboreal habits. The red eye tree frog is also known as the red eye leaf frog.

 

Recommended Terrarium Size: Red Eye Tree Frogs are easy to house. Choose a large enclosure – an 18x18x24 Exo Terra Glass Terrarium is a good size for 2-4 juveniles or adults. Opinions on substrates vary – we’ve had luck with finely ground coconut fiber, damp paper towel, and sphagnum moss. If using sphagnum moss, make sure to press down the moss so it is flat – this will greatly reduce the risk of impaction. Paper towel will need to be changed 2-3 times a week. Red Eye Tree Frogs need constant access to fresh, clean water – a large water bowl is a must! Use an easy to clean dish, such as an Exo Terra Water Dish, as the frog will be using the dish as a latrine and you will need to clean daily. Scrub the dish and disinfect with a 5% bleach solution or ReptiSan. Want to make caring for your Red Eye Tree Frogs easy? Check out the Josh's Frogs Tree Frog Kits!

 

 

Temperature: Red Eye Tree Frogs do best when kept in the mid-high 70s. At Josh's Frogs, we house our red eyes at 74-76F. Temperatures in the mid/high 80s F can quickly be fatal, especially when coupled with a lack of water or humidity. Measure temperature with a digital temperature gauge.

 

Humidity: Red Eye Tree Frogs require moderately high humidity, and are best kept at 60-70% humidity. Providing ventilation is very important - we recommend using at least a half screen top. Stagnant, humid conditions quickly leads to bacterial skin infections in Red Eye Tree Frogs. A large dish of clean water should always be provided. Monitor humidity with a digital hygrometer.

 

Size: At the time of sale, captive bred red eye tree frogs from Josh’s Frogs will measure about 1 1/4″ and be between 8 and 10 weeks old. The red eyes will quickly grow to 2″ within another 3-4 months. After about 10 months they will be nearly adult size, with males measuring about 2 1/2″ and females another inch larger than the males.

 

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Age: With proper care, red eye tree frogs can live up to and over 5 years. Reports of 8-10 year old animals abound, and many hobbyists routinley keep red eye tree frogs for 4-5 years. All red eye tree frog froglets sold by Josh's Frogs are 8-10 weeks old.

 

Feeding: At the time of sale, captive bred red eye tree frogs from Josh’s Frogs have been chowing down on 1/4″ crickets for several weeks and growing like weeds! The red eyes will quickly grow to 2″ within another 3-4 months and be large enough to eat 1/2″ crickets. As adults, red eyes will easily eat 3/4″ or adult crickets. All crickets should be be dusted with a quality vitamin/mineral supplement. At Josh's Frogs, we dust with Repashy Calcium Plus, RepCal Calcium with D3, and RepCal Herptivite.

 

Sexing: Red Eye Tree Frogs are fairly easy to sex as adults. Females are much larger than males, with a wider and more stout head. Females will be about 1" longer than males, and are easily 50% heavier. All red eye tree frog froglets sold by Josh's Frogs are unsexable.

 

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Color/Pattern: In daylight red eye tree frogs are bright green, and conceal themselves by keeping their bright red eyes closed, tucking their legs up against their bodies to hide bright blue sides, and to reduce exposed surface area, thus reducing water loss via evaporation. At night, when they are active, red eyes

 

Social Behavior: Red Eye Tree Frogs are easily kept in groups, especially when young. Make sure that all frogs are getting adequate food - sometimes froglets will outcompete each other. We house males and females separately at Josh's Frogs - males may bother females by constantly trying to mate. If this happens, separate the frogs or reduce the humidity. Josh's Frogs recommends purchasing multiple frogs if you are interested in breeding them – this greatly increases the chances of getting a pair.

 

Dart Frog Frog Chance of Getting a Pair chart

 

Breeding: Red eye tree frogs travel down to the forest floor in search of pools of water to breed. Eggs are laid on vegetation hanging above the pools. As the tadpoles hatch, they fall quite a distance (sometimes several meters) before splashing into the water. Tadpoles quickly grow in the pools, and can leave the water in 6-8 weeks. Young red eye tree frogs live around the edges of the pools, before making their way back up into the canopy. In captivity, red eyes are typically bred in a rain chamber. Check out our video of Josh's Frogs Rain Chamber Setup.

 

 

Natural Range: In the wild, red eye tree frogs inhabit the canopy of tropical rainforests, and are endemic to Mexico, all the way through Central America, to the western coast of Colombia. They rely on camofluage to blend in, and do a great job during inactivity during the day! 

 

History in the Hobby: Red Eye Tree Frogs have long been a popular mainstay in the amphibian hobby. This is the classic tropical rainforest frog! Still supported mainly by wild caught imports, Josh's Frogs is working to breed large numbers of red eyes in the hobby. Through our efforts, and the efforts of other dedicated hobbyists, we hope that the mass import of wild caught Red Eye Tree Frogs will stop in the near future.

 

Links of Interest:
National Geographic - Red Eye Tree Frog

IUCN - Red Eyed Leaf Frog

AmphibiaWeb

Josh's Frogs Caresheet for Red Eye Tree Frogs

 

Still not sure if Red Eye Tree Frogs from Josh's Frogs are the right poison dart frog for you? Read the reviews below and see what other customers are saying!

Not sure how to care for Red Eye Tree Frogs? Read the following care guide on Red Eye Tree Frogs, written by the experts at Josh's Frogs!


Red Eye Tree Frog Care


In need of a habitat or products to care for Red Eye Tree Frogs? Check out our Tree Frog Complete Care Kits!


Watch below to find out how to care for Red Eye Tree Froglets.


Shipping for any number of frogs is just $39.99. Frogs are shipped via Fedex Priority Overnight and are delivered by 10:30am Tuesday through Friday to most locations. Josh's Frogs does not ship frogs internationally. Scheduling of frog order is dependant on your availability and weather. Please respond to our Frog Shipping Email, to ensure you will be there to receive the animals when they arrive. We'll email back to confirm after checking your local weather conditions.


We can ship directly to your address, as long as your local overnight low temperature is above 39F the night of shipping, and your high temperature is below 91F at noon on the day of arrival. If your overnight lows are below 40F but above 29F, Josh's Frogs can ship to your closest Fedex Staff Location that accepts Hold for Pickup packages. If your high temperature is over 90F at the guarantee 'delivered by' time (typically 12pm), Josh's Frogs can ship to your closest Fedex Staff Location that accepts Hold for Pickup packages. If your overnight low is below 30F, Josh's Frogs retains the right to hold frog shipping until temperatures increase due to safety concerns. We will hold the frogs at our facility for any length of time necessary to ensure that the frogs you order are received in the best of health. This policy is designed with the best interests and health of our animals at heart, 


To find your nearest appropriate Fedex location, click here, then select "Staff Location" and "Hold Package at Location for Pickup" under filters. Enter your zip code, and Fedex's website will display the nearest locations where you may pick up your frogs. We'll look up the locations for you when we call to schedule frog shipping. You do not need to check your temperature before ordering frogs - Josh's Frogs will call you to schedule frog orders before any orders are shipped out, to ensure you will be there to receive the animals when they arrive, and to check your local weather conditions.


Shipping for any number of frogs is a flat rate $39.99. This includes postage, a box with 1" styrofoam insulation, gel packs, heat/ice packs and/or phase 22 panels if necessary. Josh's Frogs has been shipping frogs since 2004 and has shipped thousands of animals safely. We have a special contract with Fedex to ship live animals directly to residential addresses and guarantee live arrival as long as our Live Arrival Conditions are met.

Josh's Frogs guarantees the Health & Live Arrival of all frogs.


All frog shipments are sent via FedEx Priority Overnight. Josh's Frogs guarantees that all frogs will arrive alive and in good health, provided that temperatures on day of arrival do not exceed 85 degrees before the frogs are delivered to home or business address, or nearest FedEx location. Temperatures during transit do not drop below 40 degrees for delivery to home or business address. Temperatures during transit do not drop below 30 degrees for pickup at the nearest FedEx location. Someone is there to accept the package on first delivery attempt, or package is picked up by noon the day of arrival if package is held at a FedEx location for pickup. Failure to meet these guidelines will void Josh's Frogs Live Arrival and Health Guarantee.


If frogs arrive deceased or in poor condition, Josh's Frogs requires that the customer notifies us of the condition of the animal(s) within 1 hour of arrival via email at info@joshsfrogs.com, or at (800) 691-8178. Picture(s) of the animal(s) must be sent by 4pm EST day of arrival to info@joshsfrogs.com. Failure to meet these guidelines will void Josh's Frogs Live Arrival and Health Guarantee.


Josh's Frogs offers a 3 day health guarantee on all animals purchased from Josh's Frogs. If animal(s) purchased arrive in good shape but fail to thrive within 3 days, Josh's Frogs requires that pictures of the animal(s) and their habitat is emailed to info@joshsfrogs.com within 3 days of the animal's arrival. When emailing the pictures, please include relavent habitat information, such as average humidity and temperature. A Josh's Frogs representative will then contact the customer and discuss poison dart frog care. Failure to meet these guidelines will void Josh's Frogs Live Arrival and Health Guarantee.

Read What Other Are Saying:

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Couldn't Ask for Better! Review by Emily
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I purchased my red eyed tree frogs from Josh's Frogs a couple of weeks ago. Josh's Frogs seemed to be recommended by most people online, but I was still skeptical. I wanted to see what I was buying first. I took a leap of faith and purchased three frogs. I couldn't be happier! They are absolutely beautiful and so healthy! A representative contacted me on the day that the frogs were shipped to let me know that the weather seemed good for shipping the frogs. I was also given some information about the frogs on this phone call, which I greatly appreciated. These people truly care about their frogs. My little guys are active, eating very well, and healthy as can be. I'll definitely be a repeat customer! (Posted on 7/13/2015)
Great Review by Daniel Hunley
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Order my red eyes and had them 2 days later due to myself being out of town called and talked to office and explained everything they were happy to help . Once the babies arrived they was packaged well. It took couple days for them to adjust due to shipping but they are doing great and growing . Thank you Josh's frogs you made me very happy. (Posted on 4/23/2015)
red eyed tree frog Review by coryworkman
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Bought three red eyed tree frogs from joshs frogs very active at night and fun to watch plus when get a frog from them they are very healthy great frog to have as a pet and very colorful love them to death i would say they are worth get them you won't be dissapointed (Posted on 10/22/2013)
Perfect Frogs Review by chris
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I just received my two R.E.T.F today and let me tell you, they are beyond perfect. I've recently had a bad experience with a different online company and I was a bit hesitant with ordering online again, but with many recommendations from other frog lovers I decided to take the chance. I was also convinced after speaking with Amanda who in my opinion provided me with great customer service which is unheard of these days. The frogs I received was in flawless condition.

http://www.frogforum.net/tree-frogs/22043-my-new-r-e-t-fs.html
(Posted on 3/21/2013)
3 froglets Review by Cody
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I ordered 3 froglets. They were active from the first night, eating 1/4" crickets right away. They are so smart, and they're growing like weeds. Each one has distinct markings, so I can keep track of them. I call them my little fatties because they eat voraciously. (Posted on 1/12/2013)
frogs Review by austin arnett
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all their frogs are very health really hope u buy from them money well worth it!! (Posted on 7/30/2012)
beautiful frog Review by Stuart
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i have three of these frgos myself i would have to say it not really a beginner frog but it is very beautiful right along with the tiger leg (Posted on 9/23/2011)
Healthiest, Acitivist, Awesomeness! Review by Chousama
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These Red Eyes are AMAZING!!!! I bought from other breeders before and have had frogs that were either injured or malnourished. Josh's Frog's are unlike any I've ordered before and are full of life, adventurous and beautifiul. (Posted on 8/18/2011)
AWESOME frogs Review by Frogecko
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I waited about 6 months for my frogs from Josh and the wait was well worth it. I now have four of them and they are growing fast. They are so beautiful! Essential to me that they are captive raised! Thanks! (Posted on 8/17/2011)
AWESOME frogs Review by Frogecko
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I waited about 6 months for my frogs from Josh and the wait was well worth it. I now have four of them and they are growing fast. They are so beautiful! Essential to me that they are captive raised! Thanks! (Posted on 8/17/2011)

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