Acquired: Pet store
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Posted Jun 15, 2015
I have a pair of white lipped tree frogs. They are almost identical in care to the White's Tree Frog, but I find my white lipped a little less dumpy and a little higher in colouration.
They're a fairly large tree frog, but docile and fairly lazy. I don't see them move around much, and have a pair in a 60x45x60cm Exo Terra. Whilst they don't need specialist lighting, being nocturnal, I provide mine with a low percentage of UVB, and a high percentage of UVA, which is required for my live plants to grow. They are a little destructive; any delicate plants I've used tend to get a bit crushed - so use large, sturdy plants and big branches, so your fat frog doesn't destroy it.
I don't usually handle my frogs much, but as frogs go, I'd describe these as some of the more handleable. They are quite happy to be picked up, are robust and hardy so as long as your hands are moist and recently washed, there's little chance of damaging them. Just be aware that despite the fact that they don't often move in the day, if they are startled they can jump 6 foot, but could injure themselves if jumping randomly out of fear.
A nice frog, very easy to care for and interact with, if a little boring to keep.