Frogs are the amphibian species which are tailless. These generally have a small body, webbed fingers and toes, protruding eyes, bifid tongue. Frogs are known as jumpers. They have strong legs which are long and help in jumping from one place to another. These are semi-aquatic species but they can easily move on land area as well. Frogs lay their legs in small ponds or canals and the larvae are called as tadpoles.
There is not only one kind of frog species that are present. One of the most famous species of frog is the red eye tree frog. This frog is highly preferred to be kept as a pet at home. These have bright green color with blue or purple ribs with a white strip and orange toes. These amphibians are medium in size and are known as Agalychnis callidryas. These are recommended to be kept as a pet because they require minimal care. Moreover these tropical amphibians are not very expensive and easily available on pet shops. The ruby red eyes of the frog look very attractive.
Red eyed frogs are carnivores and insectivores. They eat soft bodied insects. The most favorite food of this frog is crickets. If a person is feeding his frog with grasshoppers, flies, moths or worms then he will have a healthy frog. Five to six items are required in every two days to the frog. Red eyed frogs often like live insects like wax worms or silk worms which can also be used as a supplement to crickets. The frog also loves eating fruit flies, curly flies, home flies and spiders. They also require fresh water. Make sure you keep a dish with shallow water near it every time. The water should be chlorine free.
Although you take a very good care of your pet but there are some diseases to which frogs are very prone to. The red eye tree frog falls ill mainly due to malnutrition, skin irritation, fungal and bacterial infections etc. If the frog seems to be lethargic, then it may be because of the lack of nutrients and supplements. Make sure you sprinkle a supplement powder on crickets before feeding them to frog. If the problem persists and you see any bloating then it could be a serious health issue. In that case you need to contact the veterinarian.
It is better to prevent the illness of frog before it establish. There are some precautions that one can take in order to prevent the disease. It is important to keep the environment neat and clean. This would help in maintaining the health of the frog. Plenty of fresh shallow water should always be present near the frog. The frog will absorb water through its skin.
Red eye tree frogis often chosen for photography because of its vibrant color and charm. Take photos of your own frog rather than going into the typical rain forest to get some shots of this amphibian. These are photogenic with attractive red eyes.
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