White's Tree Frogs are easy to care for, but they do have very specific housing requirements that must be met if they are to be happy and healthy. The following tips will help you to create the perfect habitat for your White's Tree Frogs.
The terrarium should have a very secure mesh lid. White's Tree Frogs can climb all the way to the top of the enclosure, so the lid must latch to the terrarium. It should be wire mesh to allow light to pass through as well as provide proper ventilation.
Substrates that you can use include organic mulch, large reptile bark chips, peat bedding, Eco-Earth, moss, cage carpet, or moist paper toweling. Avoid using pine shavings, gravel, sand, small bark, or any other substrates that your frog could ingest, as eating these substrates could lead to impaction and even death.
Landscaping, Furniture & Plants
Place large-leafed artificial plants throughout the enclosure to more accurately simulate his natural environment while also providing hiding places where he can sleep during the day. Artificial vines are also a good choice, as they will offer more climbing opportunities.
White's Tree Frogs have rubbery skin that can dry out quickly if not exposed to the proper humidity and moisture. Place a large, shallow dish of water in the habitat so your frog can sit in it at night. It should be deep enough for your frog to cover most of his body, but not so deep that he could drown, as they are not very good swimmers.
You should be able to maintain temperature gradients with the use of an incandescent heat lamp in the basking area during the day. However, if you need additional sources of heat, you can use under tank heating pads. Use a thermometer to monitor temperature.
We recommend that you mist your frog and the enclosure daily to provide necessary moisture. The shallow pool that you place in your frog's enclosure will also help him to keep his skin moist. A waterfall or fogger can also help maintain proper humidity.
Housing More than One White's Tree Frog