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Green paddy frog, Hylarana erythraea

Green paddy frogs are easy to take care of and fun to watch

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  • Green paddy frogs are easy to take care of
  • Active and agile frogs that are entertaining to watch
  • Cute little frogs that are suitable for beginners
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Do Green paddy frogs make good pets?

Green paddy frogs are a terrestrial species originating from Southeast Asia, where they inhabit a range of ecosystems from tropical forests to agricultural land. They are mostly nocturnal, although they often come out during the day and are very active and agile, which makes them highly entertaining pets to keep.

All of the Green paddy frogs for sale at Swell Reptiles were captive bred in the UK, leaving you safe in the knowledge that your new frog came from a reputable source without impacting their native populations.

What size enclosure do I need for my Green paddy frog?

Green paddy frogs are an active species and will utilise a large amount of space if provided with it. We recommend a minimum enclosure size of 90 x 45 x 45cm (36 x 18 x 18”) for an adult pair or individual, for example the Exo Terra Glass Terrarium 90x45x45cm. They are not an arboreal species, but if you can provide a little more height with low branches and platforms, they will be sure to make use of them.

Do Green paddy frogs need to be heated?

Green paddy frogs prefer a warm end temperature of around 26°C (78°F) and a cool area sitting closer to 22°C (71°F). This is most easily achieved using an overhead heating system such as a basking lamp or a ceramic heater, as heat mats only tend to work well to reach lower temperatures. Any heating equipment should be attached to a compatible thermostat to prevent overheating, which would be a dimming thermostat for a basking lamp or a pulse thermostat for a ceramic heater.

Do Green paddy frogs need UVB?

Green paddy frogs need a slightly more powerful UVB than most amphibians, doing best with a UVI between 2-3. This can be achieved using an Arcadia ShadeDweller ProT5 Kit positioned 25-40cm (10-15”) above the basking area, or an Arcadia ProT5 Kit - Forest 6% positioned 40-45cm (15-18”) above the basking area.

Which substrate should I choose for my Green paddy frog?

Due to their higher humidity requirements, a loose, moisture-retaining substrate is the best choice for Green paddy frogs. This can be something simple such as coco soil, or a more complex planting soil such as Arcadia EarthMix if you would like to create a live planted set-up.

How do I decorate a Green paddy frog terrarium?

Your Green paddy frog should be provided with plenty of decor to provide enrichment, in the form of hiding caves, branches, logs and rocks. Foliage can also be added in the form of live or artificial plants. A large water dish is also important, as they naturally reside close to bodies of water and are strong swimmers.

What do Green paddy frogs eat?

Green paddy frogs are insectivorous and should be fed on a varied diet of different livefoods, such as crickets, locusts and cockroaches. To ensure all of the required nutrients are provided in your frogs diet, their food items should also be dusted with supplements according to a feeding cycle.

We recommend using a calcium-rich multivitamin on every feed, such as Arcadia EarthPro-A, a calcium plus magnesium supplement on every fourth feed, such as Arcadia CalciumPro Mg and finally, a vitamin D3 supplement on every eighth feed such as Arcadia EarthPro RevitaliseD3 and finally, a vitamin a reptile supplement on every 12th feed, which is particularly important for most amphibians.

Can I Handle my Green paddy frog?

Like all amphibians, Green paddy frogs have a semi-permeable skin membrane across which they absorb water and other substances. As human skin often has substances such as oils or salts on its surface, this can irritate the sensitive amphibian skin if they come into contact with each other, so handling of these frogs should be avoided wherever possible.

In times where you may have no other option but to handle your Green paddy frog, this should be done with clean, damp hands or gloves, and should be done as quickly as possible to minimise irritation and stress.

How do I buy a Green paddy frog?

If you would like to take one of our UK captive bred Green paddy frogs home, please come into our store and see us, bringing with you some photos of your set-up, which should be completely ready for the frog to go into.

We will ask a few quick questions and also to see your set-up images to ensure any frogs passing through Swell Reptiles only go to suitable homes. We reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone we feel is unprepared to adopt.

Specifications
Common names Green paddy frog, Common green frog, Leaf frog
Scientific name Hylarana erythraea
Country Southeast Asia
Captive-bred Yes
Adult size 4-8cm (1.5-3”)
Natural habitat Tropical and subtropical forests, marshes and agricultural land
Housing 90 x 45 x 45cm (36 x 18 x 18”)
Ideal temperature 26°C (78°F) (warm end); 22°C (71°F) (cool end)
UVI 2-3
Ideal humidity 70-80%
Diet Insectivorous
Average lifespan 5-7 years
Personality Timid
Ease of handling Handling should be avoided
Cohabitable Yes
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