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I Was Adopted by a Gray Tree Frog

Discussion in 'Tree Frogs' started by katrinaspooks, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. katrinaspooks

    katrinaspooks Member

    Hi everyone,

    Early Monday morning I found what I believe to be a juvenile gray tree frog clinging to the inside of my screen door. Apparently there was a slice in the screen. So now we are keeping "Mr. Sticky Fingers" (yes the kids named him) as a pet. I've done much reading on line about setting up a posh pad for him, and he is pooping, so I know he is eating. I had been catching bugs from outside for him, but purchased crickets for him yesterday. They are kind of on the big side for him since he is a baby, but I'm pretty sure one of them is missing this morning. The past two days, sticky has been hiding during the day under his moss and come out during the evening hours to eat. I told my kids that we could keep him as long as he continues to eat (and poop). From my reading gray tree frogs are relatively easy to keep as pets, so hopefully things continue to go well. Here is the only pic I have so far....when we first got him I put him in my trifle bowl. He's in a 10 gallon tank now. Those little froggies are hard to photograph!

    Katrina
     

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  2. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    hi and welcome. Can you post a photo of the current setup?
     
  3. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Hi and welcome to the Herp Center!:) I'm glad the adoption went well, and I'm glad to hear that he is out of the trifle bowl:confused:
     
  4. katrinaspooks

    katrinaspooks Member

    Three crickets gone in 2 days. Does that sound good for a juvenile? Plus some other flies and moths that I've added in. Here's a picture of his current home. Judging by the dirt that was kicked up this morning when I woke up. It looks like he had a jolly good time for his first night in his new home.
     

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  5. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    Not bad. Is the room the tank is in naturally well lit? if not, you may want to help create a photoperiod by using a simple household light bulb.
     
  6. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    go outside and pick up a few sticks that you can criss cross across the tank. There is a ton of wasted space in there.
     
  7. Kendalle

    Kendalle Elite Member

    I agree, he will be happier with a more cluttered space. it looks nice though.
     
  8. katrinaspooks

    katrinaspooks Member

    Thanks! I didn't know they liked it cluttered. I added some real plants in small pots to the tank. I read that philodendrons are safe. He does quite a bit of scaling around on the walls too. Here is a photo I got of him last night. The tank is next to our sliding glass door. He gets a bit of direct late afternoon sun. But in general I think It's ok for lighting.
     

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  9. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    No direct sun! Think of what happens to your car on a sunny day. Same thing with a glass tank.
     
  10. katrinaspooks

    katrinaspooks Member

    The tank is not actually in the direct sun as I have examined it. It's against the side wall so it gets pretty bright at 3 pm, but no 'direct sun'. Good to know! My daughter thinks he's growing, so that's a good sign. In the past I have had an iguana and a chamelion so it's been fun getting reaquainted with the herp world. Thanks for everyone's advice. I'm sure I'll have more questions in the future. I just love that little guy!
     
  11. katrinaspooks

    katrinaspooks Member

    Finally I got a good picture of mr. sticky!!
     

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  12. HydroDragon

    HydroDragon Elite Member

    he's pretty cute lookin, i probably woulda ended up keeping him too if we had frogs like that around here heh.
     
  13. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Mr. Sticky is too cute! Hope your having lots of fun with the little one.
     
  14. CyndiB

    CyndiB Member

    Aren't they just adorable! If we did not already have a few bullfrog tadpoles in our small cube tank...I would have had DH keep the little Gray Tree Frog he found on the grass while I was looking for crickets for the green frog in the pond. What a little cutie! We had tons of them develop from tadpoles last spring ('09) but none this year due to the pool being officially a 4' pond. We miss the little cuties although we hear them and see them in the early evening in Spring. Have fun with Mr. Sticky Toes!

    CyndiB.
     
  15. w00dg0blin

    w00dg0blin New Member

    Does he sing at night? I'd love to have a tree frog but some of them have somewhat annoying "songs".
     
  16. missa6849

    missa6849 Guest

    Oh he is so cute!!
     
  17. katrinaspooks

    katrinaspooks Member

    Never sings. Why?
     
  18. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    girl frogs don't sing ;)
     
  19. Frognut

    Frognut Subscribed User Premium Member

    And it could be too young to sing. I don't think you will be able to definitely confirm that until next spring -- then at that point, if still no singing, Mr. Sticky is probably a Ms. Sticky ;)

    All 4 of mine turned out to be girls, I was very disappointed! I so wanted some chirping... pout.

    I'm glad you are having fun with him (her). Mr. Sticky is adorable!!!
     
  20. katrinaspooks

    katrinaspooks Member

    Whether it's a he or a she, it's getting plump. I think it's time for him to get on the froggy treadmill.
     

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