Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Florida, United States
Posted Dec 23, 2009
Whites Tree Frogs make a great pet for young and old alike. They are a nocturnal animal being most active at night. If you use a red or blue light bulb you can view them moving around there home as they cannot tell there is a light on them. They feed on various live insects such as crickets and super worms so if you cannot handle the use of live insects this may not be the right pet for you because they feed on movement and will not eat inactive foods. They are a hardy animal and are adaptable to many conditions but as a general rule you should keep them between temperatures of 70 F and 78 F. As for humidity you need to keep it between 50% and 70% which only requires one spray down a day. They are the perfect frog if you wish to handle them. Another good thing about owning a frog is that they can act as a weather man for you in that they croak about an hour or so before a rain. The cost of keeping a Whites is rather low unless you want to make there cage really attractive. A pair of them can live out there lives in a 20 gallon tall tank which will run you around $50 used or $150(?) new. It is important to use a tall tank because they are tree frogs so they enjoy spending there time in high places. When selecting a frog make sure it is a healthy one via clear eyes, nice weight, and appropriate color. Unfortunately when I got my first frog I wasn't entierly sure what I was doing and got stuck with a unhealthy specimen but don't let that scare you away from getting one because it is rather easy to find a healthy one if you know what to look for. For further information you can use google and type in "Whites Tree Frog care sheet" and there will be a few websites that tell you everything you need to know about them.
Hope this helps.