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    Greetings;

    I have some Gray tree frogs that I have had since tadpoles. I raised them from froglets and currently have them in a large aquarium. The tadpoles came from our horse trough. I have had them now for over a year as froglets/frogs. I feed them crickets at this point.

    My problem is that they have changed to where there is hardly any activity at all. I've found them at times on their back and feared they had died, but when I pick them up they are fine except they are not as lively as what I have come to expect. I have switched back and forth between small and medium crickets. Right now I have small crickets. I have some frogs that are small and others that are quite a bit larger.

    I am also not seeing as much poop in the aquarium. The frogs usually will accept crickets from my fingers if I offer them, but today only one frog accepted it. There are 5 frogs and I usually put about a dozen small crickets in there once a day when I clean the aquarium and the water containers. I spray the aquarium at times with water and I have moss on one side that I try to keep moist.

    Does anyone have any advice for me? I would hate to lose them.

    Thank you.

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    Are they hibernating?

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    Well, that's the problem. I don't know. I have considered that they may be hibernating because that's what the wild frogs would be doing right now, and I'm sure that even though they are inside they know about the length of the day. I was hoping someone on the forum may know if they would hibernate even if they are warm and offered food every day.

    I also have two where something has happened to one of their front legs ... the leg and little "hand" doesn't stretch out anymore. I am concerned that I am doing something wrong that is causing these problems.

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    Are they hibernating?

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    What feeders are you using?
    Do you gut load and use supplements?
    Do you use UVB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Wardog View Post
    What feeders are you using?
    Do you gut load and use supplements?
    Do you use UVB?

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    I use small and medium crickets. I used to feed the crickets things like lettuce, carrot, and potato, but I have switched to Flukers Orange Cube and Zilla Gut Load Cricket Drink. For the first 6 months, I dusted the crickets about once a week.

    I am not using a UVB lamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacruf View Post
    I use small and medium crickets. I used to feed the crickets things like lettuce, carrot, and potato, but I have switched to Flukers Orange Cube and Zilla Gut Load Cricket Drink. For the first 6 months, I dusted the crickets about once a week.

    I am not using a UVB lamp.
    I think if you would use multiple feeders it will help to give more variety for the frogs which can help. You can feed crickets many things like fish food and bird seed and cricket chow. I use water crystals for water in my cricket bins. You can try and use the UVB light to see if it helps. It should. I'm more a fan of the Exo Terra UVB lights I have had a better experience with them lasting longer and seem to be much brighter. Sorry for a late response but I hope this helps.


    Other feeders
    Crickets
    Banded Crickets (order at Josh's Frogs)
    Waxworms
    Butterworms
    Calci Worms (Black Soldier Fly)
    Isopods
    Very few times Mealworm Beetles

    Supplements:
    Rep Cal Multi Vitamin
    Rep Cal Calcium with D3
    Repashy Calcium Plus

    Exo Terra 13-26 watt UVB (green package)

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    Thank you! I will give a try. I may have some difficulty getting the other insects you mentioned, but I will look around and give it a try.

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    Default Re: Gray Tree frogs not active as before

    Quote Originally Posted by tacruf View Post
    Thank you! I will give a try. I may have some difficulty getting the other insects you mentioned, but I will look around and give it a try.
    Yes that's a little cold to have them at all year. If you could bump it to 75 even that might make a difference.

    I keep mine in the summer at a cycled temperature. The highs are 73-75 and lows are 65-69. I can control the temp from May when my AC goes in until October-November when it comes out and I can say it works nicely but I cannot replicate this all year. Around this time I keep it around 75-78 just room temperature. I try to keep 55-65 humidity as well.

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Gray Tree frogs not active as before

    You may need to warm the enclosures up too what are your readings for temp and humidity?

    Sorry for asking so many questions but this will make a huge difference with this information.



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    That's OK. I do want to take care of them properly. I keep the aquarium inside so it's the same temperature of our house right now, 71 degrees F.

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