What are the best living conditions for the small green tree frogs?

Hi! I have inhereted a tank with gorgeous green tree frogs. One is a tiny lime green one, the other bigger and fatter. Only the bigger and fatter one seems to croak, and I think it’s when he’s eating crickets. But how big do these guys get, and how big/tall of a tank are best? Do they fare well with other kinds of reptiles also? How many do you recommend keeping together (I have two), and how do you know if they’re male and female — I dont know if since one croaks it means they;re one of each? Thanks so much! Beth
Oh, and if anyone on here knows a lot about these frogs — what is the best diet to keep them healthy. I know they can live a very long time, and that it’s best to dust calcium on the crickets. Do those dead cricket things also add health as a snack, or do anything like worms, even fruits or vegetables help the guys get a full diet? Thanks!
Thanks for your answer! Mine are green treefrogs, without the colored eyes or hands, the scientific name is hyla cinerea. Yikes! They are in a tank, I hope I notice if they do have eggs! The little one isn’t small enough to fit in the bigger one’s mouth, it could be a male, cause they both get lime green and go to darker green, one just looks a little bigger and fatter lol. Thanks for your help! How long can these guys live? Are they OK just the two or if I get a bigger tank later should I add more? I guess I should make sure they’re not making more of their own first lol…

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  1. Well, there are a couple of kinds of green tree frogs! There’s one that’s actually called a green tree frog, but there’s also the red-eyed tree frog and a White’s (or dumpy) tree frog which are green.

    In general, females tend to be larger than males but sizes can be similar in some frog species. The best way to distinguish is during breeding season (which it sounds like will be soon at your house!) is that the male will get a "calloused" area of skin on his front feet at the base of the thumb that he uses for holding onto the female when they breed. Since yours are different in size, I’d say look at the smaller one- he’s probably the male. Or, you may have two different kinds of treefrogs. They can be kept together just so long as the smaller one would be hard to fit in the larger one’s mouth. Frogs can be cannibalistic! Don’t add any other types of reptiles – this usually ends in disaster.

    If you have a large water container (I’ve used disposable plastic food containers for toads) you might find eggs some morning!

    Here’s links to caresheets for all three treefrog species that can tell you about tank size/adult size (depending on which species you have) and feeding:

    Green tree frog:
    Red-eyed tree frog:
    White’s treefrog:

    ADDITION: I believe only the males call in this species, so the large one (if it’s the croaker) is the male. Your female may just be young yet and will grow. Color change is normal in some frogs – they change to communicate mood and stress, so this isn’t a good indicator. If you want them to lay eggs, you’ll need a container of water they can both fit into – this is where I use the disposable plastic container – just fill about 1/2 – 2/3 full of water.

    Here’s anothr website I found on these guys: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Hyla_cinerea.html

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