Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Need Assistance

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Location
    Eastern Kansas
    Posts
    32

    Default Need Assistance

    Greetings:

    I have a large horse trough where tree frogs lay eggs every year. I nurture them until they change into frogs and escape into the environment. Up until this year it's been gray tree frogs ... I live in Kansas. This year, however, I have both gray and green tree frogs all in the trough. This is the best year for the tadpoles becoming frogs I have ever had. I feed them algae, lettuce and frog food throughout the summer and fall.

    Anyway, we had a cold snap here ... in the low 50s ... when it was in the 70s and 80s before today. Many of the froglets that had formed in the trough died overnight. I still have some tadpoles with all four legs. I found a little guy beside the trough this morning and I brought it inside where it's warmer. It's one of the green tree frogs. It's supposed to get up into the 70s within 48 hours and up toward 80 before the end of the week. If the little guy lasts that long I'm planning on releasing it once it gets warm outside.

    However, I'm not equipped to feed it live food. Can it live that long without insects? I do have some frog and tadpole granulated food, but no live insects. I've got it in a bowl with a little bit of water for moisture and I put a sprinkle of the frog food in there. I also have algae tablets.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you.

    Also, I have some cool photos from this year like the one below:

    Name:  DSC00630.JPG
Views: 46
Size:  7.44 MB

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many
     

  3. #2
    100+ Post Member elly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Posts
    1,347
    Picture Albums: Member Photo Albums

    Default Re: Need Assistance

    While they're still absorbing their tails they won't need to eat, but after they will need live food. It looks like they may need food within a few days but that's a guess.
    Could you find any small insects and put the frogs in a cup with them? Or some pet stores sell flightless fruit flies in small shakers that are pretty convenient.

  4. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Location
    Eastern Kansas
    Posts
    32

    Default Re: Need Assistance

    Quote Originally Posted by elly View Post
    While they're still absorbing their tails they won't need to eat, but after they will need live food. It looks like they may need food within a few days but that's a guess.
    Could you find any small insects and put the frogs in a cup with them? Or some pet stores sell flightless fruit flies in small shakers that are pretty convenient.
    Thank you! I didn't know about the tail. Many of the ones that left the trough did have stubby little tails. The little guy I have doesn't have a tail. I know for sure I can find small ants ... I'll give that a try.

  5. #4
    100+ Post Member elly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Posts
    1,347
    Picture Albums: Member Photo Albums

    Default Re: Need Assistance

    Also, I'm not entirely sure but judging by the texture of their skin, I think these may be green phase gray tree frogs, not hyla cineris (american green).

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Location
    Eastern Kansas
    Posts
    32

    Default Re: Need Assistance

    Quote Originally Posted by elly View Post
    Also, I'm not entirely sure but judging by the texture of their skin, I think these may be green phase gray tree frogs, not hyla cineris (american green).
    Interesting! I have been debating the species of these frogs all summer! I have some photos of the adult frogs from around my house. I will attach to this post.Name:  20170911_083544.jpg
Views: 35
Size:  472.5 KBName:  20170912_174807.jpg
Views: 33
Size:  640.5 KBName:  20170912_174907.jpg
Views: 36
Size:  534.3 KB

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Location
    Red Wing, MN
    Posts
    70

    Default Re: Need Assistance

    These are all Gray treefrogs. They are often green in coloration. Green treefrogs do not occur naturally in KS.
    They will be fine without food for a few days. In fact, at this stage, their mouth is not fully formed to be able to take insects anyways. They derive their energy from the absorption of the tail.

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Location
    Eastern Kansas
    Posts
    32

    Default Re: Need Assistance

    Thank you so much. At first I thought they were Gray treefrogs, but then the green ones showed up .... and as you can see they are VERY green! I appreciate your information.

    Well, I've had the little guy for 48 hours now. There was a little stub of a tail when I brought it inside but now it's gone. And the frog has gotten bigger! I'm thinking of releasing it today. It's supposed to be 73 degrees, won't get below 60 tonight, and then into the 80's tomorrow. I want to keep it so bad, but, I figure it belongs outside.

    Name:  DSC00909.JPG
Views: 31
Size:  6.38 MBName:  DSC00911.JPG
Views: 27
Size:  6.54 MB

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Location
    Eastern Kansas
    Posts
    32

    Default Re: Need Assistance

    Well, I turned the little frog loose this morning. It was around 70 degrees and it has risen to 82 degrees today. He was ready to go. He actually GREW LARGER while I had him. I put the container where I held him inside out and sat down and watched him, and next thing you know he has jumped out and was headed for some leaves that had fallen on our porch. He was VERY lively and looked great. Have a good life little guy. <3

    Name:  DSC00937.JPG
Views: 20
Size:  7.08 MBName:  DSC00941.JPG
Views: 20
Size:  7.29 MBName:  DSC00943.JPG
Views: 19
Size:  7.41 MBName:  DSC00947.JPG
Views: 21
Size:  7.33 MB

  10. #9
    100+ Post Member daybr4ke's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Location
    California
    Posts
    482
    Picture Albums: Member Photo Albums

    Default Re: Need Assistance

    Nice! They grow up so fast...literally!! I'm glad they look healthy.
    1 Male Giant African Bullfrog
    2 Woodhouse's Toads
    11 Pacific Treefrogs
    1 Dubia Roach Colony
    2 Australian Green Treefrogs

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. In need of immediate assistance
    By watsoncs in forum Introductions Area
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: October 19th, 2015, 07:05 PM
  2. In need of immediate assistance
    By watsoncs in forum Introductions Area
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 19th, 2015, 06:36 PM
  3. Assistance and suggestions
    By Nonkel Co in forum Fieldwork
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: December 12th, 2014, 02:31 PM
  4. In need of assistance!! Help guys!!
    By mfj7777 in forum Pacman Frogs
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: November 10th, 2013, 01:40 PM
  5. Need some assistance, new owner
    By tytons in forum Pacman Frogs
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: August 21st, 2013, 03:23 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •