Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Posted Mar 04, 2015
I have cared for many varieties of frogs, but Gray Tree Frogs are one of my favorites. They are wonderfully easy keepers. A simple covered aquarium with a substrate of outdoor carpet or natural wood chips works nicely. Natural branches for climbing and hiding should be offered, as well as a source of fresh water. A UV light should also be used during the day. A nightlight is optional.
The frogs that I cared for were housed in multiples (4-6 depending on the enclosure size). Enclosures were cleaned daily and each of the frogs were misted with non-chlorinated water. A meal of crickets or mealworms dusted with an appropriate nutritional supplement was hand fed to each frog every other day. Hand feeding is not necessary, but because these frogs were in a zoo setting, it had to be charted what each animal consumed.
Overall, these are well-tempered, very easy pets for anyone looking to get started with Amphibians. They also change colors from a slate gray, to a very pretty pale green.