Species Highlight “Amazon Milk Frog” with pictures

Here is a species highlight with pictures for the Amazon Milk Frog!  If I didn’t hate crickets so much I would definitely want some of these!

Also known as : Trachycephalus Resinifictrix

Amazon Milk Frog- All that is interesting

Found:

This frog is found South American rainforests in Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.  These frogs normally spend their time high up in the rainforest canopy.

Behavior:

Milk frogs are a nocturnal frog and can typically be found at night.  These frogs do great in groups.

Size:

They range from 2.5″ -4″ in length, with the males being smaller than the females.

Temperature & Humidity:

These frogs like a range of 75-85 degrees F. and humidity of 60-80%.  A nocturnal infrared heat lamp can be used to heat and view the frogs at night.

Feeding:

Due to their large size, the Milk frog eat mainly crickets, flies, caterpillars.  A young froglet can be fed flightless fruit flies.

Breeding:

The female frog can lay over 2,000 eggs in one day during the rainy season.  The tadpoles will then take 1 day to hatch and another 3 weeks to complete metamorphosis.

Threats:

According to the ICUN red list, the major threats are forest conversion, clear cutting, and human settlement.

Amazon Milk frog ICUN status
Amazon Milk frog- ICUN

Here are some more photos because they are so cute!

Amazon Milk Frog- Adventure Aquarium
Amazon Milk Frog- Adventure Aquarium
Jacob's Jungle
Jacob’s Jungle

Do you have any of these Amazon Milk Frogs in your collection?

Note:  I do not own the right to the photos

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