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Starry Night Reed Frog (Captive Bred) - Heterixalus alboguttatus-

$39.99

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Introduction

Reed frogs are small, semi-arboreal frogs from southern Africa, including Madagascar. The reed frogs from Madagascar tend to be more strikingly patterned and colored, and more difficult to acquire in the hobby.

Family & Scientific Name

Hyperoliidae; Heterixalus alboguttatus.

Range & Origin

Madagascar, although they have many close relatives on continental Africa. Starry Night reed frogs from Madagascar are more of a forest species.

Adult Size

Adult Starry Night reed frogs can reach about 1.25 inches, with females being larger than males.

Life Span

Captive life span of Starry Night reed frogs is unknown, but suspected to be in the 2-5 year range, based on experience with similar species.

Enclosure

Since Starry Night reed frogs are small animals, housing them is relatively simple. A 10 gallon or 12x12x18 Exo Terra Glass Terrarium with a partial screen top can easily house 4 adult Starry Night reed frogs.

Substrate

Long Fiber Sphagnum Mosscoco fiber or coco husk, or ABG mix works well as a substrate for Starry Night reed frogs.

Temperature

Starry Night reed frogs are not very picky about temperature, and will do well with an ambient temperature of 70-80F. A warmer spot of 85-90F is appreciated and often utilized. Starry Night reed frogs should be misted 1-2 times a day, to keep the humidity between 50-80%. Both temperature and humidity should be monitored with a digital gauge.

Social Structure

Starry Night reed frogs do best in groups, and will not behave aggressively towards cage mates, as long as there is plenty of food and surface area for them to utilize.
 

Diet

Starry Night reed frogs are insectivores, and will consume numerous small feeder insects. Young Starry Night reed frogs will relish hydei fruit flies and 1/8 inch crickets. Older Starry Night reed frogs will consume 1/4 inch crickets with gusto. All feeder insects should be dusted with the proper vitamin/mineral supplement.

Cleaning

Starry Night reed frogs make excellent specimens for a naturalistic vivarium with live plants. If not housed that way, they must be cleaned on a regular basis. Water bowls should be cleaned daily and scrubbed out with hot water. Change thesubstrate at least once a month, and clean the enclosure and decor with a 5% bleach solution.

Handling

Starry Night reed frogs are small and delicate, and should not be handled regularly, except when necessary to clean their habitat.

Conclusion

Starry Night reed frogs are growing in popularity and availability, mainly due to the breeding efforts of private hobbyists. Josh's Frogs is proud to breed both Starry Night reed frogs for the pet trade. We take pride in only offering healthy, captive bred animals – many of which are bred by us.

 

Frogs for sale are CBB Froglets.

Frogs are not sexable unless otherwise specified.

Not sure how to care for Starry Night Reed Frogs? Read the following care guide, written by the experts at Josh's Frogs!


Reed Frogs of Madagascar Care


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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. 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.

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 86F 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 85F, 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 for any length of time necessary to ensure that the frogs you order are received in the best of health. 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 UPS 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.

Starry Night Reed Frog (Captive Bred) - Heterixalus alboguttatus

Read What Other Are Saying:

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Great addition to the hobby... Review by Craig Conflict
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I was so excited to see that J F was offering and breeding these amazing reeds...I managed to breed these in the mid 90's and brought a hand full to the IAD show in Baltimore... They went like hotcakes and I think its so awesome that this continues at Josh's Frogs... You guys rock !!! (Posted on 1/5/14)
Nice little ones Review by Jordan623
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I have my pair in an exo terra, 12x12x18 and they love it! Soon I'll be upgrading them and adding more!!! Best quality reed frogs hands down I've seen in 3 years. (Posted on 9/24/13)
Beautiful!! Review by mary
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My frogs arrived in wonderful condition. They were active and out and about not hiding at all also ate food right away, their colors are brilliant. Thankyou so much for doing suck a superior job in raising-breeding and packaging them so nicely.

Well Done
Mary (Posted on 8/22/13)
cute little feezers. Review by dianne
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This is my first endeavor in "frogging" I am so pleased with the 6 beautiful Starry Nite Reeds. They seem to enjoy their environment I purchased solely through Josh's Frogs. They are tiny right now and my husband and I spend a lot of time playing "spot the frogs" as he has recently become immobile . Thank you Josh an crew for working with me so our frogs would arrive on a very special day. My hubby is enjoying our new hobby. (Posted on 4/3/13)

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