Acquired: Pet store
By Snake Keeper
NYC, New York, United States
Posted Jul 04, 2010
I bought a pair of baby Whites from our local Petco (big mistake!) a while back. They were captive bred Australians estimated to be around 6 months old. They were very cute, very funny looking, and seemed to eat moderately well. I had the enclosure set up properly with correct temperature gradients and humidity levels. I changed their water (dechlorinated spring water) daily and misted them frequently. However, both died within a few months. To this day I have no idea what happened to them. Anyways, from my limited time working with them and previously reading about them, this is what I have come up with.
Appearance: Adorable babies, hilarious adults. Very cute.
Easy to handle: Jumpy, but no difficult to handle. More tolerant of skin oils than other frogs (still very important to wash hands!).
Visibility: Hid about half of the time.
Activity level: Active at night.
Easy to keep: Well, they seemed easy to keep, but the fact that they died doesn't exactly go to my credit on this one.
Health/vigor: Apparently not very hardy.
Easy to acquire: Fairly common in stores and at expos, but the majority of adults are wild caught. Always purchase captive bred and born reptiles and amphibians to ensure that your animal is healthy and long-lived.
Low cost to own: They require a proper habitat, but as far as frogs go, they're relatively cheap to maintain.