J96 Borneo Eared Frog - Polypedates otilophus (CB)(STOCK PHOTO) (FLASH SALE)
- Unique wood pattern
- Can be housed together (Not with other species)
- Good beginner frog
- Moderately big frog species
- around 1.5 " when you get them
Name: The Borneo Eared Frog has a very obvious common name – it is a tree frog that looks like it has large, spiky ears! These are actually ridges of bone on the animal's skull. It is also know as the file-eared tree frog or the bony headed flying frog.
Recommended Terrarium Size: Borneo Eared Frogs are easy to house. Choose a large enclosure – an 18x18x24 Exo Terra Glass Terrarium is a good size for 2-4 juveniles or adults. Viable substrates are ground coconut fiber, damp paper towel, and sphagnum moss. If using sphagnum moss, make sure to press down the moss so it is flat – this will greatly reduce the risk of impaction. Paper towel will need to be changed 2-3 times a week. Biochemical sponge/foam can also be used as long as it's damp. Borneo Eared Frogs need constant access to fresh, clean water – a large water bowl is a must.
Temperature: They do best when kept in the mid-high 70s. Temperatures in the mid/high 80s F can quickly be fatal, especially when coupled with a lack of water or humidity.
Humidity: Borneo Eared Frogs require moderately high humidity, and are best kept at 60-70% humidity. Providing ventilation is very important - we recommend using at least a half screen top. Stagnant, humid conditions quickly leads to bacterial skin infections in Borneo Eared Frogs. A large dish of clean water should always be present.
Size: At the time of sale, Borneo Eared Frogs from will measure about 1.5" and be between 8 and 10 weeks old. The Borneo Eared Frogs will quickly grow to 2″ within another 2-3 months. After about 12-18 months they will be nearly adult size, with males measuring about 2 1/2″ and females another inch larger than the males.
Age: With proper care, Borneo Eared Frogs can live up to and over 5 years. Reports of 8-10 year old animals abound, and many hobbyists routinely keep Borneo Eared Frogs for 4-5 years.
Feeding: At the time of sale, Borneo Eared Frogs have been eating 1/4″ crickets The Borneo Eared Frogs will quickly grow to 2″ within another 2-3 months and be large enough to eat 1/2″ crickets. As adults, Borneo Eared Frogs will easily eat 3/4″ or adult crickets. All crickets should be dusted with a quality vitamin/calcium.
Sexing: Borneo Eared Frogs are fairly easy to sex as adults. Females are much larger than males, with a wider and more stout head. Females will be about 1" longer than males, and are easily 50% heavier. At the time of sale, all frogs are unsexable.
Color/Pattern: In daylight Borneo Eared Frogs are a combination of white, tan, black, and brown, patterned in an attractive wood grained pattern. Their sides have a bit of black and white banding which is covered when the frogs tuck their legs against their body to reduce exposed surface area, thus reducing water loss via evaporation. At night, when they are active, Borneo Eared Frogs are a bit darker, and their pattern is more well defined.
Social Behavior: These frogs are easily kept in groups, especially when young. Make sure that all frogs are getting adequate food - sometimes froglets will out-compete each other. Adult males and females should be housed separately - males may bother females by constantly trying to mate. If this happens, separate the frogs or reduce the humidity.
Breeding: Borneo Eared Frogs travel down to the forest floor in search of pools of water to breed. Eggs are laid on vegetation hanging above the pools, encased in foam nests. As the tadpoles hatch, they fall quite a distance (sometimes several meters) before splashing into the water. Tadpoles quickly grow in the pools, and can leave the water in 8-10 weeks. Borneo Eared Frog tadpoles are huge, and so are young at morphing. Young Borneo Eared Frogs live around the edges of the pools, before making their way back up into the canopy. In captivity, Borneo Eared Frogs are typically bred in a rain chamber.
Natural Range: In the wild, Borneo Eared Frogs inhabit the canopy of tropical rainforests, and are endemic to Borneo. Their wood grained appearance does a great job hiding these frogs as they sleep during the day.
History in the Hobby: Borneo Eared Frogs have long been sought after in the United States hobby. Once quite rare, only now are Borneo Eared Frogs beginning to become more available to the general public. Wild caught animals imported over the years, in addition to offspring produced in zoos, make up the current founder population of this species in captivity.