Tiger Leg Monkey Frog

The Tiger Leg Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis) can be found in regions of Southeast Bolivia, Northwest Argentina and a large part of Paraguay.

Their natural habitat is in warm and dry forests where during the day, they can be found on the underside of leaves or stems of branches.

Their colouring is a vibrant lime green and whitish belly with striking orange tiger stripes on the inside of their legs (hence their name “Tiger Leg”). Unlike other frogs that jump, these frogs prefer to walk from branch to branch.

They are an average sized frog with males reaching up to 2 inches. Females can reach up to 2.5 inches and have a more rounded body shape.

Tiger Leg Monkey Frogs excrete a waxy substance from their skin, which they rub all over their body to help prevent water loss. With the right care, you can expect your Tiger Leg to have a life span of 10-15 years.

Tiger Leg Frog

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The appropriate enclosure will need to have more height than width. Tiger Legs are happiest in a dry, relatively low humidity environment with plenty of branches and plants to climb and hide in. A shallow water dish is ideal to provide plenty of moisture and ensure the tank has plenty of ventilation. You will need a dry substrate, such as dry orchid bark.

You do not need to spray or mist this species as regularly as with other frogs. Youngsters will benefit from a misting once a day which when they are adults, will then be reduced to 2-3 times a week.

Their captive diet consists of crickets, locusts and flies. Being a nocturnal frog who hides in curled leaves during the day, they will descend at night to feed.