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Alaina6
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 American tree frogs heating problems.

Hi there I have purchased 3 american tree frogs with full set up from a reptile specialist shop. I am having great difficulty getting the temperature above 20 oc. The humidity in the tank is perfect but the temperature is stuck on 20 and my frogs have not moved for a whole day. I have a heat mat 9n the back of my exoterra and a night and day bulb but I can’t seem to get the temperature up no matter what I try. I have tried putting a larger heat mat on there but it isn’t making a difference and im very worried so any help would be greatly appreciated.



05/12/15  01:37am

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  Message To: Alaina6   In reference to Message Id: 2313573


 American tree frogs heating problems.

Get a higher bulb wattage for heat



05/12/15  04:37pm

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  Message To: Alaina6   In reference to Message Id: 2313573


 American tree frogs heating problems.

Most amphibians actually prefer their temperatures on the cool side, and heating is not really required at all except possibly in a very cold winter. The important factors are good lighting and humidity. I should also point out that it is normal for treefrogs to sleep among foliage during the day and become active at night, as they are nocturnal creatures. So therefore I recommend that you not worry about heating but make sure you have good full spectrum fluorescent lighting above the tank, which is on during the day and off at night.
These animals become active only when it is completely dark, and so therefore it may look to you in the morning like they haven’t moved, but in reality they tend to move about a great deal at night and then go back to their favorite resting place at sunup.



05/17/15  06:10am


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