Other common names: Giant Tree Frog
Scientific name: Litoria infrafrenata
The White Lipped Tree Frog is the world's largest tree frog, and is native to rainforests in northeastern Queensland, Australia and to New Guinea.
active frog, beautiful green color, good temperament, cream colored lips, minimal environmental needs
delicate plants, fairly drab coloration, specialist lighting, sturdy plants, little boring
mild heat lamp
Lazy, but cute
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..
From Athravan Jun 15 2015 4:39AM