Whites Tree Frogs (Litoria Caerulea)
The Australian Variety Can change colors from Green,Blue,And brown. My frogs are babies about an inch long. The larger sweeter one stays bright green. The smaller more active one changes color from Sky Blue,to Brown ,Olive, & Turqoise.
White's Tree Frogs Care- (And other Frogs & Toads)
Caging- A 10 gallon tank or larger. Do not add other frogs with Whites, as they will grow large about 4 inches and will eat smaller frogs.
Feeding- Feed Crickets 2-3 times a week in the evening. Offer appropriately sized crickets, sssmaller frogs can be intimidated by large crickets. Store bought cricket lack the vitamins so dust the crickets lightly with a Vitamin/Mineral supplement. Offer dusted crickets once a week for grown frogs. Babies need dusted crickets every other day to help them grow up healthy.I prefer to fed my crickets Special Cricket food with Extra Calcium and Vitamins. seems to be cheaper and healthier for the Frogs & crickets. I use a brand made by T-Rex.
"How much do I feed?"- Do not feed more than the frogs will eat. My babies can eat 4-5 small crickets & that is pleny. Larger frogs will eat larger crickets. If the belly looks bloated you probably fed a little too much. Its easy to find the right amount, Your frogs will let you know.
Bedding- There are many types of bedding. For my Toads I use Potting Soil. Make sure it has no fertilizer in it or foam. I choose the kind that has moss & Ground tree bark. For my Tree frogs I put the ptting soil in and a Top layer of Dampened Moss. I added a live plant in the corner a few Smooth braches for climbing and a small water bowl. Clean cage as need, This will of course depend on cage size and the amount & size of your frogs.Change water daily. All Amphibians have permeable skins through which both moisture and impurities are absorbed. Keeping the water & Cage clean prevents 90% of diseases. Wipe the glass sides down every other day or as needed. Tree frogs produce a mucos that helps them stick to the side of the aqaurium. This will need to be wiped down. Do not use chemicals to clean a tank. You can kill your frogs. Do not use sand or small pebbles as it can be swallowed and cause intestinal blockage.I have heard of people using damp paper towels for Horned,Budgett's,Chacoan burrowing frogs,most toads , White's (and other quiet) Tree frog Species. Personal chioce. Yet the paper towels are an easy method to use and cheap for cleaning.
Humdity for Tree Frogs?- Yes Whites and other Frogs that live in humid area need it. I use a Plexi glass lid with holes drilled in the top. A nice handle added and Have beed very successfull with maintaing the humidity in the tank. I mist once a day the left half of the tank. I water my live plant once a week addind a small amount of water poured at the base of the plant. If you see a mold growing you are adding to much moisture and the whites tree frog can develope bacterial skin problems. A small amount of fog on the glass is a good indication you doing good! Look at the potting soil under the moss, Does it have small water droplets? If so you are maintaing a good amount of moisture. But not too much. Keep one side of the tank dry for your frogs.
Plants- If adding live plants, Make sure they are not toxic to your frogs or that they release skin irritants. Here are a few good plants: Fitonia, Maranta, Pothos, & vining Philodendrons.
Drift Wood &Trees Limbs- Do not get from out doors. It can contain parasites or some other icky disease for your frog. Buy from you local pet shop. Frogs have smooth skin, Rough wood & Tree branches can irritate the skin or worse cause an open wound.
Rocks & Caves- If adding rocks make sure they will not fall on or smash you frog. Some species like to burrow and a rock is the most likely place it will burrow unde. Make sure it will not collaple on the frog. I like the platic caves they sell at most Pet Stores. Do not use those Cedar Hide boxes seen in most pet stores. Cedar contains natural ingredients that are dangerous and even fatal to many amphibians.