Waxy Monkey Tree Frogs Phyllomedusa sauvagii

    The Waxy Monkey Tree Frogs are represented by two groups of frogs.  One group is wild caught and another is captive bred and born.  We feel this is a frog species that will undoubtedly become one of the most widely kept species simply based on ease of husbandry.  All of our frogs are kept in an identical manner with the exception of reproductive events.  We house 4 to 6 adults per 40 gallon glass critter cage with screen top.  Paper towel is used as a substrate.  A few parasite free wood perches and branches are placed in the cage.  A small, shallow water dish is provided at all times and lighting is from a 40 to 60 watt incandescent bulb in a reflective bell lamp placed on the screen top.  Our frogs are very lightly misted usually every third evening or so.  Temperatures are kept at around 80 degrees at night up to 88 degrees during the day.  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 be used in addition to the normal basking light.  The sex of these frogs can be determined easily when males go into breeding mode.  Males will develop a single black spot on the inside of each thumb.  It is large and obvious.  They will also croak during low pressure fronts and loud noises.  Females are generally about 25% to 35% larger than males in most cases. 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.

Waxy frog indoor setup

Waxy Frog amplexus

Waxy Frog egg mass

C.B.B. baby