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Old 01-19-2014, 01:18 AM
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I just got these "Australian blues" (whites tree frog) in November & the one on top was half the size of the bottom one, so I (foolishly) thought the frog on the bottom was a female until he started calling a few days after getting them. Now the frog on the top in the photo has grown bigger faster...& then I see this. It is much more vigorous in feeding (like my dendrobates females) it does not call could it be a female ? I have no experience with tree frogs, I bought them at a show I was vending at when I saw their mother (a beautiful blue) and built a viv for them while they were in quarantine. The viv was built to spec from a book by Devin Edmond's "tree frogs"any thoughts......?
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:12 AM
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When I had my Blue Dumpys the females were usually larger than the males.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:07 AM
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I'll echo that. Mine were significantly larger than the males.

Not sure if this is common knowledge or not (bc I haven't kept tree frogs in some time) but if you warm up some distilled water and mist their enclosure with it like crazy, it will sometimes trigger calling. Used to work for me every time . I'd do it to show friends and family who wanted to hear them call. Water has to be warm enough to feel warm when misted.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:32 PM
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Thanks for the reply's, the frogs are still young so it will be interesting to see how things play out with them. My male calls every time I mist, it's kind of funny it's as though he can't help it, as soon as the water hits him he goes off like an alarm and my water is just room temp. Is the sitting on top of the other frog a common behavior ? mating related ? I've seen my female terribilis & tincs get pretty frisky with touching & stroking males with their front feet but never anything like whats in this photo.
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Males are smaller and have nuptial pads on their thumbs to assist in amplexus.
Good luck with your White's, the have a loud goose-like call.
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Males sitting ontop of males is very common, yes. It doesn't seem to be mating related. Mine did it even when they haden't called for days and I never saw any chasing or amplexus. I think they just like to sit on eachother.
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