Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Posted Mar 26, 2014
Australian Green Tree Frogs are iconic in many tropical areas of Australia. They are loved and protected and make fantastic pets. Although it is illegal in many states to interfere with the wild population, it is possible to come by one of these beautiful creatures through a breeder.
Although they area relatively easy to care for, some care is needed to make sure they are kept free from any chemicals. They can tolerate some handling, however be sure that all who handle your frog wash their hands with water first (no soap) to prevent any toxins from transferring.
They have a long life span, up to 25 years, so be sure you are prepared to care for them for a long time!
They must be kept warm, an aquarium heater in water works well with a waterfall to encourage evaporation and keep the environment tropical. Although they are nocturnal, they still require UV light to prevent stunted growth, so investigate the best light to use for your enclosure.
Water must be made safe for your frogs, it's best to consult your local aquarium dealer to understand the water conditions in your area and learn how to best clean the water for your frog. These frogs are insectivorous, meaning that they eat insects. Some supplements may need to be given, such as calcium and multivitamins to ensure the health of your frog.
Overall, as an amphibian, these frogs are quite easy to care for and maintain and make a great pet for kids. If you're willing to put in the time and effort to setting your frog up well, they will give you joy for many years to come!