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Poison Dart Frog Care Sheet

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Poison Dart Frogs are relatively small and generally brightly colored. There are more than 100 different species of Poison Dart Frogs but only a few are dangerous to humans.
Natural Location: Central and South America
Average Lifespan: Up to 9 years
Estimated Size: 1/2" to 3"

Feeding & Water

Your Poison Dart Frogs are best fed a variety of small insects. These can include fruit flies, aphids and beetles. Small crickets also work well except if you buy in bulk, because they will be too large by the time your frog can eat them all.


Temperature, Lighting & Humidity

Most dart frogs prefer a temperature of between 74 degrees F and 82 degrees F. A temperature drop of a few degrees is beneficial during the night.

80% to 100% humidity is recommended for most dart frogs although your species may have specific requirements.



Adult poison dart frogs prefer a spacious enclosure with a tropical climate. Althought, it is important that the terrarium is not too large for juvenile dart frogs because they will not be able to easily find their food.

In their natural habitat they make their home in the damp leaves on the forest floor. When choosing a substrate keep this in mind to make them as comfortable as possible.


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