Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Feeding American Green Treefrogs

  1. #1
    into
    Guest

    Default Feeding American Green Treefrogs

    For the last couple weeks I have stopped feeding my two in their home and started feeding them in a separate container. I did this because we built a running water fall and a water/stone floor (instead of substrate and moss) and didnt want dead crickets floating around. The frogs seem to enjoy the waterfall and they are much noisier now.

    Would anyone advise against handling them breifly everyday to relocate them to their feeding area? I know they shouldn't be handled, but I thoroughly wash my hands with hot water (no soap) , dry my hands and then pour dechorinated water on my hands before I pick them up. I had some doubts about it the first couple nights becuase the frogs freaked out didn't eat right away... they just wanted out. But now they don't seem to mind and eat as soon as they are placed in the bowl.

    I also do this with my WTF, but he's actually jumped into my hands at times.

    I think the most frustrating thing about having frogs as pets is the contradicting information I find all over... don't touch, touch but wash before and after, use moss, don't use moss, use pebbles, don't use pebbles... the list goes on!

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
     

  3. #2
    Founder John's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Nationality
    [Ireland]
    Location
    United States
    Age
    45
    Posts
    5,963
    Picture Albums: Member Photo Albums

    Default Re: Feeding American Green Treefrogs

    Brief holding is fine. I often feed my female Gray Treefrog while she sits on my hand. Some frog species are more sensitive than others but treefrogs are among the tougher of the bunch. I usually wash my hands with "normal" soap, then rinse and dry well with a towel, before holding frogs. I then wash my hands well afterwards. There are caresheets and info sheets (even by experts) who say to use latex gloves to hold frogs. As it turns out, latex gloves have chemicals much more harmful than things you normally find on hands (there was a recent peer-reviewed journal paper published on the toxicity of latex and nitrile gloves to amphibians).
    Founder of Frogforum.net (2008) and Caudata.org (2001)

  4. #3
    Kurt
    Guest

    Default Re: Feeding American Green Treefrogs

    What you are doing is fine. If you wish to do so, you can use surgical gloves when your handling your frogs.

  5. #4
    Founder John's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Nationality
    [Ireland]
    Location
    United States
    Age
    45
    Posts
    5,963
    Picture Albums: Member Photo Albums

    Default Re: Feeding American Green Treefrogs

    Here's that paper on the toxicity of latex and nitrile gloves to amphibians.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Founder of Frogforum.net (2008) and Caudata.org (2001)

  6. #5
    into
    Guest

    Default Re: Feeding American Green Treefrogs

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt View Post
    What you are doing is fine. If you wish to do so, you can use surgical gloves when your handling your frogs.
    Thanks Kirt and john. I don't usually hold them and my hands usually only serve as a transport vehicle to the feeding bowl. I thought about using gloves, but was worried about latex since I, just like the frogs have sensitive skin. I usually use VERY HOT water to wash with and when I do pick them up my hands are very red.

    oh and my two greens are very noisey tonight (sun is still up) any reason they would be awake already?

  7. #6
    Founder John's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Nationality
    [Ireland]
    Location
    United States
    Age
    45
    Posts
    5,963
    Picture Albums: Member Photo Albums

    Default Re: Feeding American Green Treefrogs

    Yeah I think Kurt will revise his thinking on the gloves after this.

    I would guess they are calling because the humidity or temperature took a jump upwards, or pressure dropped suddenly (like a thunder storm or rain).
    Founder of Frogforum.net (2008) and Caudata.org (2001)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 42
    Last Post: January 31st, 2020, 02:30 PM
  2. Who has American Bullfrogs
    By Wambli in forum Frogs
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: June 11th, 2015, 02:30 PM
  3. Replies: 8
    Last Post: April 30th, 2015, 04:50 AM
  4. Nature Frogs:The Thin Green Line
    By tattooed81 in forum Press / News Items
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: June 11th, 2009, 10:48 PM
  5. OMG OMG OMG Grey Treefrogs Hyla versicolor
    By tattooed81 in forum Tree Frogs
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: June 11th, 2009, 12:09 AM

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
  •