Sexing green tree frogs

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tigerleo
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Sexing green tree frogs

Postby tigerleo » Sun May 27, 2012 1:36 am

We have 7 small green tree frogs. Firstly how do you tell which sex they are? And secondly is it normal that since it's gotten colder they just stay in their hot stump/rocks and are not very interested in eating except for biggest one. He's a pig. LOL. We raised them from tadpoles that were laid in the dogs bucket of water. No other water source around so we had to adopt them. I'm in the process of building a pond for future tadpoles.
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Litoria Alex
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Postby Litoria Alex » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:20 pm

First and foremost, your froggies are beautiful:)
Their behavior is very normal for wintertime as they slow themselves right down. Indoor green tree frogs won't go into full hibernation during winter but they will become very inactive and eat a lot less than usual.
As far as sexing them, it's pretty hard to do. If they are at breeding age, the males will croak. Apparently females are larger than males in this species but it'd be pretty hard to use that as a guide as all froggies have different metabolisms and growing rates.
Hope this helps:)
--Alex

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Thank you Alex 3 are starting to croak but just learning

Postby tigerleo » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:52 pm

Litoria Alex wrote:First and foremost, your froggies are beautiful:)
Their behavior is very normal for wintertime as they slow themselves right down. Indoor green tree frogs won't go into full hibernation during winter but they will become very inactive and eat a lot less than usual.
As far as sexing them, it's pretty hard to do. If they are at breeding age, the males will croak. Apparently females are larger than males in this species but it'd be pretty hard to use that as a guide as all froggies have different metabolisms and growing rates.
Hope this helps:)
--Alex

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Male or Female

Postby Padme » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:43 am

Hi there,
Hard to tell male or female when the GTF's are young.
Only the males croak.
Females are bigger in overall size.
Females have bigger round ears. (Mine seem to).

If you keep your GTF's for many years as I have they all are very different and easy to identify. They have different habits as well.
Cheers
Sandy


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