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Normally my tincs are strictly terrerstrial, which is pretty normal, right? However, lately one of my colbalts has been climbing about a quater of the way up the viv glass and sitting there for hours, not moving. Is that normal behavior? Anyone else seen this? He is not sleeping or anything, just clinging to the glass.
 

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Normally my tincs are strictly terrerstrial, which is pretty normal, right? However, lately one of my colbalts has been climbing about a quater of the way up the viv glass and sitting there for hours, not moving. Is that normal behavior? Anyone else seen this? He is not sleeping or anything, just clinging to the glass.
Hows about a belly shot while they are on the glass? JK. Tincs are generally more terrestrial than arboreal, but that doesn't mean that they won't climb, even on glass, especially when they are young, or newly added to a viv.
 

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Hi Melbel,

Glass climbing is pretty normal, but obsessive glass climbing is an indicator that the frog isn't happy (tanks are quite small compared to the free range frogs have in the wild). I would check to make sure there isn't an over-bloom of springtails (my adult D. tinctorius really hate too many springtails in the viv), make sure the humidity is nice and high, and make sure that there are lots of adequate hide-outs for the frogs.

Good luck, Richard.
 

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Hi Melbel,

Glass climbing is pretty normal, but obsessive glass climbing is an indicator that the frog isn't happy (tanks are quite small compared to the free range frogs have in the wild). I would check to make sure there isn't an over-bloom of springtails (my adult D. tinctorius really hate too many springtails in the viv), make sure the humidity is nice and high, and make sure that there are lots of adequate hide-outs for the frogs.

Good luck, Richard.
Thanks for the info. I will definitely keep an eye on them. Not quite to the "obsessive" stage, so that is good. The springtails are definitely not a problem, I hardly ever notice them (probably get eaten to fast to really make any trouble).
 

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Normally my tincs are strictly terrerstrial, which is pretty normal, right? However, lately one of my colbalts has been climbing about a quater of the way up the viv glass and sitting there for hours, not moving. Is that normal behavior? Anyone else seen this? He is not sleeping or anything, just clinging to the glass.
Is it possible that he has a tankmate(s) that may be stressing him?

Sally
 

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Is it possible that he has a tankmate(s) that may be stressing him?

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I don't think so. There are only two in the tank (10gal) and they seem to get along just fine. I haven't seen anything that would lead me to believe that they are stressing eachother out.
 

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There are many reasons for a tinc to do this. The number one cause is usually stress...whether they were just moved, being stressed by a tank mate, freaked by being in a high traffic area or humidity issues (too low or too high).

I found a number of my tincs that will climb glass to defecate or urinate.
 

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have you checked the temperatures at the bottom of the tank and where the frog sits on the glass? maybe it is trying to thermoregulate as maybe temps are too cool?
 
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