Green Tree Frog behaviour in captivity

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Green Tree Frog behaviour in captivity

Postby DeeDee » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:49 am

Hi All - please help
The local school gardener accidentally whippersnipped the back legs of an 8cm GTF & sent it home with the kids as a "rescue" project.
With a clean environment containing coconut grass, fresh water pond, live bromeliads etc, the wounds healed from open wounds to white scars to now showing virtually no trace of injury. Hooray!
We feed her (assuming size & no vocalisations) live crickets which she sits & waits for them to cross her path. And occasionally mealworms but she hasn't shown much interest in them.
She was hiding under the fibreglass pond all day & coming out to sit on a rock all night to feed. However last night I witnessed her climbing all over the glass walls of the terrarium.
So please help with some advice on GTF behaviour..... Is she climbing the glass cause her legs feel better & getting some exercise or is she miserable & trying to get out?? Any positive advice or suggestions welcome....
Thanks in advance

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Postby Sean » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:11 pm

Sounds like it has recovered well. I think the best thing would be to take it to a vet or registered wildlife carer, they can asses it to see if it is ready to rejoin the wild.

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