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    Hibernating Gray Treefrogs

    Hi, my gray treefrogs should be hibernating soon. What do you guys do with them? Put them in a small box in the freezer?






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    Re: Hibernating Gray Treefrogs

    Put them in the freezer only if you want to kill them.

    There is no reason to hibernate a captive frog.
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    Re: Hibernating Gray Treefrogs

    Yeah - no freezer! Mine stay in their tank with a regular light, nothing fancy and are fine. I did pick-up a small wattage heat light for my light fixture because my house is COLD in the winter - but I really think it's more for me then them. They are fine with the regular tank temp of 70 degrees.

    I couldn't find a care sheet for the Gray's, is there one someone could post here?
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    Re: Hibernating Gray Treefrogs

    Yeah but my frogs are wild (I live in Canada) they live in a huge tank. winter has arrived and I don't know what to do.

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    Re: Hibernating Gray Treefrogs

    I am confused. Are they indoors or outdoors? Are hey wild frogs that are free to come and go as they please, or are they captive?
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    Re: Hibernating Gray Treefrogs

    They are captive (but wild, and yes, I will put them back in nature, but not now since snow has all ready started to cover the ground) and they presently live in a very large tank with natural setup. The room temperature is about 8-10' Celsius, so the frogs are quite slow and inactive but they are not hibernating yet, and I am afraid that if the room temperature stays at 10 degrees Celsius, they won't go to sleep.

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    Re: Hibernating Gray Treefrogs

    You keep your home at 50 degree F? (10C)?!?!?!
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    Re: Hibernating Gray Treefrogs

    And I thought my husband liked it cold in the house!!! Brrrr!

    Get a heat lamp, get the temps up on the tank and think about releasing them in the spring. It's foolish to do it now, but you need to get the temps up in their tank. They will not do well at those temps and you'll end up with digestive problems - or worse!
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    Re: Hibernating Gray Treefrogs

    Here is a care sheet. Follow these instructions, especially temps, humidity and diet until the spring when you can release them.

    http://amphibiancare.com/frogs/cares...ytreefrog.html
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    listen everyone, i know very well how to take care of them, thats not my question! I will release them in the spring and the room at 10"c is my basement (the rest of the house is normal temperature) I want my frogs to hibernate because i have always fed them with wild insects and right now, the insects are gone (obviously) and i dont have a pet shop to buy criquets from. My question is: if 10'c is not cold enough to make my treefrogs hibernate in their tank in the basement, should i put the frogs in a box and put the box in the fridge or something...?

    by the way, i know whatever i do they will be fine, all of you who tell me that their gonna get sick, you dont seem to get it...these frogs lay on the forest floor under dead leafs and we have 2 meters of snow here in winter (temperatures can go down to -30'C)

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