The Dumpy Tree Frog
The Males will call or croak and vary from brown to dark brown nuptial
pads on the frogs feet. The nuptial pads may be hard to see but if you
look closely you will see them.
They are mostly nocturnal while others spend a fair amount of time
during the day. If your Dumpy Tree Frog is in the day commonly, there
would be cause for concern about a deeper illness that may be affecting
your frog. Using real peat moss in their space is advisable as is using
Chlorine will kill your pet.
You can purchase reptile bark which suits these guys just fine. You
will want a full spectrum bulb, something fluorescent it puts out UVB
which is imperative for then to produce vitamins. Using a basking lamp
will help with humidity and will help to ensure the happiness of your
Temperatures in the day should range from about 75-86 degrees. At night
you don’t want it to fall below 75. They need high humidity
so spray terrarium with mist bottle, and also a fogger in the water
supply will greatly assist in the presence of humidity.
Their home should have a lot of hot spots and cool spots. For the most
part considering it’s size, the dumpy tree frog will try to
regulate it’s own temperature and will require both of these
environments. Maintenance is easy, so long as you remove soiled
substrate and foliage/wood from terrarium.
Bacteria and small "nats" won’t form in terrarium which are
both harmful to the frog. You have to remember that frogs absorb things
through their skin so you don’t want to use anything abrasive
when cleaning the environment.
Remember to rinse everything thoroughly and let dry before you replace
back in terrarium. Other then that the frog is very hardy when
terrarium is set up properly.
Whites Dumpy Tree frogs are known for their bright green, blue green
and nearly turquoise coloration. They also can turn from brown many
shades of green. Female’s get to 4 inches in size, while male
Whites gets to be 3 inches in size. Interesting that the male is larger
than the female.
These frogs are the most docile of any species of frogs. They are known
to have huge flabs of skin, and get fat. Provide live insects and
worms. Dumpy’s quickly learn to eat from your fingers.
Provide a good variety of prey animals. Growing frogs need a lot of
calcium. You mustn’t overfeed your Dumpy tree frog as they
will grow to an exponential size which can cause health problems which
could kill the little guy. This may be where they derive the name. As
long as you do not overfeed them, they should be fine.
They can live anywhere from 20 - 22 years. Absolutely amazing
considering the size of these little creature’s.
The Dumpy Tree frog spends nearly all it’s time sleeping
during the day and will be quite the predatorily eater and are quite
aggressive. If given the proper environment this animal could live a
very long time.
They are mixed quite easily with other similar species but will eat
anything smaller than itself. Always remember to keep same sized frogs
together or it’s a recipe for disaster. They are quite
territorial and may fight easily over the space. Do not over crowd the
Dumpy’s living space.
Dumpy’s spawn in the summer and if this is something you
would like to be a part of keep them in their own tank with
four to six inches of water. Feed them a variety of
foods. Once they spawn, remove the parents to protect the
Hope your tree frog care goes well
Tree frog enthusiast