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    Question How Small is Too Small When Introducing a New Red Eye Tree Frog?

    I have an established group of adult Red Eyes (2 males and a large female.)
    I acquired a juvenile female albino red eye a few months ago that has been in quarantine and is doing well. I want to introduce her to the larger enclosure with the others but I'm not sure if the larger female would try to eat her. The juvenile is 1 3/4" and the adult female is 2 1/4" while sleeping.
    Does anyone have experience with this?
    The juvenile is larger than the space between the adults eyes but I don't normally see how big her mouth is when she is heating as she is nocturnal. It's hard to compare.

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    Default Re: How Small is Too Small When Introducing a New Red Eye Tree Frog?

    Hi and welcome to the forums.

    general rule - it looks questionable,wait until it's not.
    with that size difference I'd wait a little, but your boys should be similar in size, aren't they? See my problem with established group and big female in there is that they might bully smaller ones, but not nesseserilly eat them.

    You did all the testing while in quarantine and everything negative, right?
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    Default Re: How Small is Too Small When Introducing a New Red Eye Tree Frog?

    If I'm feeling iffy about the size of a frog, I just wait a little longer.
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    Default Re: How Small is Too Small When Introducing a New Red Eye Tree Frog?

    Hello, thank you for your quick response!

    The adult males are about the same size as the juvenile female. I see your point with the females bullying each other. I'll have to look out for that when the juvenile gets big enough to move.

    As for tests, no I have not done any. I have researched them and come up inconclusive about what is necessary and where to send samples. I would appreciate any advice you can give on that.

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    Default Re: How Small is Too Small When Introducing a New Red Eye Tree Frog?

    In that case you can't move the juvenile out of quarantine just yet, not until tests are negative.
    You need to do a fecal test for the new one and if you haven't done for your group, then for them too. You can send collective sample from your group. If anyone has parasites, everyone will, so just get poop out of the tank and send as one sample.
    Research Associates Laboratory or you can contact any herp vet that knows frogs.
    if tests are negative then your only issue to wait until the size won't be a problem, but if positive you will need to treat it.
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    Default Re: How Small is Too Small When Introducing a New Red Eye Tree Frog?

    Ah, I was actually referring to swab tests which RAL has so that's great!
    As for fecal I have had them done for the adults. I'll get one for the juvenile. Thank you for reminding me. I should have done that already.

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    Default Re: How Small is Too Small When Introducing a New Red Eye Tree Frog?

    no big RETF could ever eat a 1 and 3/4in RETF... for a tree frog, they like their food rather small and aren't considered a voracious frog
    Trust me you have nothing to worry about on this one...........!!!!!!!!
    No matter what the size is tho, when you bring in a new animal, monitoring behaviors is vital.
    What size is your vivarium tho?
    I wouldn't put 4 RETF in nothing smaller than a 18x18x24...
    24x18x24 would be better for them imo.

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