Posted Mar 17, 2016
Green tree frogs were native to the part of the United States where I used to live and I acquired several of these little guys that were brought in from the playground by students. I had a terrarium set up in the classroom and we would often keep them for a few days and then put them back into a tree to go home to their families. One year, one of my students brought in some frog eggs that had been laid in their plastic play pool in the back yard. We waited and waited for the tadpoles to hatch and then watched them grow into frogs, it was a great educational activity. We released all but two which I kept as classroom pets for several years. They were extremely easy to care for, requiring little in the way of cleaning or maintenance, once the habitat was established. They do require temperature and humidity control but we just used a heat light and misted the enclosure with a spray bottle regularly. Our frogs ate live crickets which we also bred in the classroom. Our two frogs lived together happily, but sadly when a much smaller frog was placed in their enclosure by another staff member, it got eaten. Green tree frogs are voracious eaters and will try to eat anything they think they can swallow!! They are not very active except when being fed, but the kids loved them all the same.