FAQ

How do you make a tomato frog habitat?

Can tomato frogs be kept alone?

Choosing Your Tomato Frog

Keep in mind that these are solitary creatures that can exhibit cannibalistic behaviors and should generally only be kept one per enclosure. You may be able to house two tomato frogs together provided they are given plenty of space to move around and create their own burrows.

Are tomato frogs hard to take care of?

These frogs are secretive creatures, and while adult tomato frogs can become somewhat tame, at best they will only tolerate handling. So avoid handling your tomato frogs unless it is necessary, such as when you need to remove them in order to clean their terrarium.

What do tomato frogs need?

Tomato Frogs have a deceptively small mouth in relation to their body size so, at most, they should be fed 1/2″ crickets or small dubia roaches. Smaller froglets can be fed 1/4″ crickets.

Do tomato frogs need a heat lamp?

Your frog’s terrarium should be warm — between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 65 F to 70 F at night. If necessary, use a heat bulb and/or a night-specific heat lamp for warmth. A thermometer at each end will help you monitor the temperature. Your froggy likes humidity between 50% and 80%.

Do tomato frogs bite?

When threatened, a tomato frog inflates its body and, when bitten, secretes a thick oozy substance through the holes in its porous skin, which numbs the predator’s eyes and mouth!

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Do tomato frogs swim?

The frogs in the Microhylidae family are known as the “narrow- mouth frogs.” Size: Males are about one-third the weight of the females. Females are four inches (10.5 cm) in length; males are 2.5 inches (6.5 cm) long. Behavior: They walk or hop about and are not good swimmers.

Do tomato frogs climb?

When taking a first glance at the tomato frog one would not expect it to be an arboreal species, but it can actually climb surprisingly well. While it is certainly not an arboreal species, a few thick branches or pieces of rock can be provided to allow this behavior.

Are tomato frogs loud?

In the wild males are very vocal at night time. They use loud calls as a way to attract mates. Tomato frogs kept as pets will be largely inactive during the day.

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