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    Default Agalychnis callidryas (Red Eyed Tree Frog) -UV question

    I have read a few conflicting views about UV in captivity - does this species need a UV tube??? Any help would be much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Agalychnis callidryas (Red Eyed Tree Frog) -UV question

    JUst to let you know I've resolved my issue. Thanks anyway.

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    Default Re: Agalychnis callidryas (Red Eyed Tree Frog) -UV question

    What did you come up with?

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    Default Re: Agalychnis callidryas (Red Eyed Tree Frog) -UV question

    Asked a few different people and turns out that UV is usually used as a night/day cycle for these frogs, and it's good for live plants if there are any in the enclosure. As for the frog, I was told they don't need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banjo View Post
    Asked a few different people and turns out that UV is usually used as a night/day cycle for these frogs, and it's good for live plants if there are any in the enclosure. As for the frog, I was told they don't need it.
    hey, alot of captive frogs have calcium deficiency because they don't get any real sun to convert to vitamin D, so it's always a good idea.
    But if your going to give them uv-b make sure you gut-load their crickets (or whatever) on carrots/red pepper, the carotenoids should help protect them from any damaging effects of uv, and should make them nice and bright too

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    Default Re: Agalychnis callidryas (Red Eyed Tree Frog) -UV question

    Um I do not believe that to be true Sophinx. I think you are talking about reptiles.

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    Default Re: Agalychnis callidryas (Red Eyed Tree Frog) -UV question

    Quote Originally Posted by Sophinx View Post
    hey, alot of captive frogs have calcium deficiency because they don't get any real sun to convert to vitamin D, so it's always a good idea.
    But if your going to give them uv-b make sure you gut-load their crickets (or whatever) on carrots/red pepper, the carotenoids should help protect them from any damaging effects of uv, and should make them nice and bright too
    Please post some evidence for this in amphibians, preferably journal articles or at least something written by someone with a few letters after their name. Thank you.
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    Default Re: Agalychnis callidryas (Red Eyed Tree Frog) -UV question

    I keep red-eyes, have for years. They don't need UVB. That being said, I have seen hypocalcemia in this species. I don't think it was a result of a lack of exposure to UVB.
    Hypocalcemia may happen when you feed to early in the day. When feeding extremely nocturnal frogs, its a good idea feed just before lights out. Feeding earlier in the day will give the crickets a chance to clean the calcium/vitamin D supplement off.

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    I have a UVA bulb, 100Watt, to create a day-night cycle and also for warmth. I have a live pothos and a live spider plant in there, and wondering if the UVA bulb is enough for them to grow, or if they need UVB as well?
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Agalychnis callidryas (Red Eyed Tree Frog) -UV question

    Quote Originally Posted by ackeon View Post
    I have a UVA bulb, 100Watt, to create a day-night cycle and also for warmth. I have a live pothos and a live spider plant in there, and wondering if the UVA bulb is enough for them to grow, or if they need UVB as well?
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    I'm sure you see -----his is an old thread. But that's ok !!
    However, four-five years regarding a very , highly , researched topic such as this is a long time.
    Here is some additional information.
    RED EYED TREE FROG CARE - *BambooZoo
    Follow the links to the authur of the original information and you may find something -newer. Don't know?
    I, personally have not done any real digging lately.

    You could subscribe to "treewalkers.org" . It's a great investment.

    This is always a good discussion. Keep in mind , you will come across different recommendations for tads vs adults as well.

    I back into this question; and ask myself: "does UV hurt red eyed tree frogs".
    Having thought about this ( a really, really lot !!! ) :
    I have one 2.0 uvb hanging above the screened .....area over my ( two) Agalychnis species. Just in case !

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    In keeping with re-creating as closely as possible the wild environments from which our animals thrive we must seek to maintain not only a thermal gradient that is usable to them but we must replicate as closely as possible the UVIndex that is common to the areas in which they are found. These animals have developed a symbiosis with the sun over millennia and have adapted to the harsh surroundings. It makes good practise to have some form of UV available... whether or not a frog decides to benefit from it comes down to how one goes about setting up an enclosure (size, decor and plants). Remember, without any from of UVI we would all perish!! My advice would be to utilize the UV technology we have.

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    I agree!
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