Tiger Leg Monkey Tree Frogs Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis

    The Tiger Leg Monkey Tree Frogs are represented by a wild caught group of frogs.  We feel this is a frog species that will undoubtedly become another one of the most widely kept species simply based on ease of husbandry.  During the winter months we house 6 to 8 adults per 40 gallon glass critter cage with screen top.  Paper towel is used as a substrate.  A few plastic broad leaf plants are placed in the cage.  A small, shallow water dish is provided at all times and lighting is from an 18 inch UVB fluorescent reptile bulb fixture placed on the screen top.  Our frogs are lightly misted usually every other day.  Temperatures are kept at around 75 degrees at night up to 84 degrees during the day.  (Note: if an ambient temp of at least 84 cannot be achieved, then an incandescent light fixture with a 40 watt bulb will generally provide enough heat to raise the daytime temperatures to sufficient levels.  If an incandescent bulb is used, make sure the frogs have daily humidity increased during the morning and evening hours before and after the light turns on/off).  Small crickets are the staple diet.  They are dusted and offered after dark, during the frogs active period.  We use Rep-Cal with vitamin D3 no more than once every 10 days.  We have suffered very few losses when the frogs are kept and fed in this manner.  There may be some benefit to the exposure of these frogs to natural unfiltered sunlight, and we recommend it whenever possible.  If this is not possible, we recommend the use of a high quality UVB fluorescent reptile bulb.  We also recommend you never mix frog species or keep captive bred with wild caught of the same species.  The benefits of keeping species separate far outweigh the problems often encountered when mixing them.  As an additional precaution:  Ensure that ants are not present in your home (in or near the frog enclosure).  If so, we recommend using a non-aerosol ant bait outside of the frog enclosure to eliminate their presence.  Frogs may succumb to ant bite or sting if they are attacked by significant numbers of ants.

Female Tiger Leg

Tiger Leg full of eggs

C.B.B. babies; 2000