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Igneoused
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# Posted: 14 Aug 2012 03:42 · Edited by: Moderator


Hi all, I am sorry if I ramble but here it goes, I am a new Whites Tree Frog owner, I love the "little" gal but I am worried about correct humidity and temperature for her. The pet store said 80ish degrees, 72%-82% humidity. Various websites have said 30%-70% humidity and 60ish degrees at night. I was wondering if anyone could help me out here. I am worrying myself sick about this. Any advice at all, personal experience.. anything at all. One more thing, she is in an aquarium in my bedroom but I also have an AC and was wondering what the protocal for that was. Thank you all in advance, sorry for the rambling.

I also have a heat lamp for the tank and was wondering how often that should be used and should it be used all night or every other night? Again thank you


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Lyndsaygirl123
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# Posted: 14 Aug 2012 18:20


Hi there. I have had four years experience with White's tree frogs, hopefully I can help.

The correct temp for a white's tree frog in the day should be between 70-80 degrees, you should let it reach cooler temps at night, but only to the low 70's. Unless you live somewhere warm where it naturally stays between 70-80 degrees in the tank, you should be using the heat lamp all the time.

Also, 30% is way too low for humidity. The humidity should be between 50 and 60 percent.

As long as her tank temp is staying in the right range, you shouldn't have to worry about the AC. However, AC's tend to be drying, so make sure her tank is always well misted and the humidity stays up.

Igneoused
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# Posted: 14 Aug 2012 19:28


Hey, Thank you for getting back to me. What do you recommend to cover the sides of her tank so she feels more secure, now that I know where the humidity should be I'm not worried.... (as much)


Igneoused
Lyndsaygirl123
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# Posted: 14 Aug 2012 19:34


Some people use that colored construction paper you get from craft stores. I personally, use background paper that people use for fish tanks. But that is just because I like the way it looks. You can find it at most pet stores. But really, you could use any paper.

As long as you have a hydrometer and mist frequently, you shouldn't be worried about the humidity. Also, make sure you always have a dish of clean water for your White's to soak in. That will help with the humidity too.

Igneoused
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# Posted: 14 Aug 2012 21:17


I do have a dish for Lilly and she was quite enjoying it last night lol. She is burrowed right now which is concerning me slightly. I will start putting up construction paper to see if she feels better.


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# Posted: 14 Aug 2012 21:54


Construction paper has been put up hope she likes green The "cool" side of her tank seems to be about 85, What can I do to lower that? It seems to be too hot for her.


Igneoused
Lyndsaygirl123
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# Posted: 14 Aug 2012 23:46


Haha Yeah, white's tree frogs love to soak in their water. If she is burrowed right now it's because she is stressed, but putting the construction paper up should help that.

85 is too hot. What size tank is she in and what kind of heat lamp do you have? I have one where the temp is adjustable, so I would just turn it down. But if yours isn't adjustable, just turn the heat lamp off for a little while and monitor the temperature. If it starts to get too cold, turn it back on. But if it stays in good range, just leave it off for now.

Igneoused
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# Posted: 15 Aug 2012 00:04


I handled her this morning and I am regretting it now. She is in a 10 gallon tank. I have a a lamp that sits on top of her tank, red light with a 40 watt bulb. It is off Heat is slightly below 80, humid 9s 61%. She has been burrowed all day, should I just let her come out on her own? I am sorry for my rookie questions but as I said, I don't want to harm her out of ignorance.


Igneoused
Lyndsaygirl123
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# Posted: 15 Aug 2012 00:37


No need to be sorry! I am happy to answer your questions, and it is better to ask than just guess.

Handling is definitely not a good idea. Especially if you have just recently gotten her, and she is already stressed. It is best just to leave her be and let her come out on her own time. She will eventually.

Your temps and humidity sound good right now. I don't know how old your frog is, but a ten gallon tank will be too small for her once she matures into an adult. White's are large frogs, and she will need at least a 20 gallon.

Igneoused
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# Posted: 15 Aug 2012 00:46


I am not sure her exact age, she is quite a large frog. I will deffinitley want a bigger tank because I want to get her a friend later on. I will leave her be for now and let her come out when she is ready, Should I not bother with the lamp until her temp needs boosted?


Igneoused
Lyndsaygirl123
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# Posted: 15 Aug 2012 01:03


Yeah, I would just leave the lamp off until the temp starts to get low.

Igneoused
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# Posted: 15 Aug 2012 01:04


Alright, thank you so much for all your help, one last question, How long should I give her to come out before I get worried?


Igneoused
Lyndsaygirl123
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# Posted: 15 Aug 2012 01:26


You're very welcome! I would give her a couple days to come out. Make sure you have lots of branches and plants for her to hide in inside the tank.

Igneoused
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# Posted: 15 Aug 2012 01:35


She has crickets and fresh water, o hopefully she comes out soon. I loved watching her climb and snuggle into the branches, can't wait to get the rest of her branches and plants. Thanks again so much, is it okay if I contact you with any future questions?


Igneoused
Lyndsaygirl123
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# Posted: 15 Aug 2012 02:03


Yep, It is definitely okay. For further questions you can email me at lyndsawats@msn.com

Igneoused
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# Posted: 15 Aug 2012 02:08


Ma'm Thank you so much, you have been a lifesaver!!


Igneoused
Lyndsaygirl123
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# Posted: 15 Aug 2012 07:05


Glad I could help!

k412
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# Posted: 16 Aug 2012 23:52


When a tree frog burrows it's hot.


Nature has no mercy, people have the option.
iszakkelley
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# Posted: 5 Sep 2012 04:02


i have a green tree frog he is in a 10 gallon tank is a 40 watt red night bulb ok for it


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