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    Hey me again!
    I thought red eyed tree frogs are suppose to be nocturnal? But every night at around 2ish when I check on "ribbit" he's still asleep?!! Which then concerns me so I check on him and he wakes up, but I thought they would wake up sooner? I turn his lights off at 7pm and back on at 7am, am I doing something wrong? Is this right? Please just confirm this for me, because I read that they will sleep longer if temp/humidity isn't correct but I've got it within the Max/min

    Thanks for any advice people can offer

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    Hmm, all I can say is that frogs keep their own schedules. Sometimes my white's wake up before the lights go out, sometimes they wake up late. Maybe the frogs are disturbed by the light and used to you flipping on the lights to check on them?

    I would keep an eye on the frogs and if they don't wake up or move at all for more than, say three days there's probably a problem.

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    Hiya, thank you for your reply! I have been monitoring him and I am very happy with the way he is behaving now I've just realised after more research that they are not always constantly on the move lol

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    My red eyes are on the move ALL NIGHT. They wake up almost immediately after lights out and are still up when the lights come on at 7 am. One of the big things I notice when red eyes sleep a lot is that they feel insecure. Try covering 3-4 sides of your tank. I would probably start with 4 sides and slowly uncover the one side. I keep 3 sides covered on my red eye tanks at all times though. Also, offer a lot of plant cover. Strangely enough, the more places they have to hide, the more they come out.
    2.0.3 Hyla versicolor "Eastern Gray Tree Frogs"
    2.2.0 Agalychnis callidryas "Red Eyed Tree Frogs"

    0.0.3 Dendrobates auratus "Turquoise and Bronze"
    0.0.1 Anaxyrus fowleri "Fowler's Toad"



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    Thanks for your reply! I gave 3 sides covered, and I have a lot of leaves in my tank,what else would you recommend for hiding places? Also could it be anything to do with humidity levels? Mine seems to be dipping very quickly recently?

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    Mine hide in the leaves when they want. It could be the humidity if it is getting too dry. I have a humidifier running in the room with my red eyes and my darts from fall until spring. I also cover a little over half if the top of my tank with Saran Wrap and mist more or less often depending on how much the heater is running.
    2.0.3 Hyla versicolor "Eastern Gray Tree Frogs"
    2.2.0 Agalychnis callidryas "Red Eyed Tree Frogs"

    0.0.3 Dendrobates auratus "Turquoise and Bronze"
    0.0.1 Anaxyrus fowleri "Fowler's Toad"



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    Quote Originally Posted by LilyPad View Post
    Mine hide in the leaves when they want. It could be the humidity if it is getting too dry. I have a humidifier running in the room with my red eyes and my darts from fall until spring. I also cover a little over half if the top of my tank with Saran Wrap and mist more or less often depending on how much the heater is running.
    What is Saran Wrap? and thank you for your reply

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    Sorry, it's a brand name here. Plastic wrap like you use for covering food.
    2.0.3 Hyla versicolor "Eastern Gray Tree Frogs"
    2.2.0 Agalychnis callidryas "Red Eyed Tree Frogs"

    0.0.3 Dendrobates auratus "Turquoise and Bronze"
    0.0.1 Anaxyrus fowleri "Fowler's Toad"



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    Ahhh cling film!! So just over half on top on the mesh?

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    Yep it works well.
    2.0.3 Hyla versicolor "Eastern Gray Tree Frogs"
    2.2.0 Agalychnis callidryas "Red Eyed Tree Frogs"

    0.0.3 Dendrobates auratus "Turquoise and Bronze"
    0.0.1 Anaxyrus fowleri "Fowler's Toad"



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    Great thanks! I will try that!! Hopefully it will work!

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    Maybe it could be a messed up schedule you have. Is it light for 12 hours dark for 12 or are you keeping them on a strange light cycle?

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    I turn the lights on at 7am and back off at 7pm?

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