White's Tree Frog
White's tree frogs, also known as Dumpy tree frogs or White's phase Green tree frogs, are a popular choice for reptile enthusiasts as a beginner pet. These small, cute frogs are native to Australia and are known for their distinctive white spots and large, round eyes. They are generally easy to care for and make a great introduction to the reptile-keeping hobby. White's tree frogs are small frogs, typically growing to be around 4-6 inches in length. They are known for their distinctive white spots, which are scattered across their bodies and limbs. These frogs have smooth, moist skin and large, round eyes that give them a curious and friendly appearance. They are generally a bright green color, although they can change color slightly depending on their surroundings and mood. White's tree frogs are native to the tropical regions of northern and eastern Australia, where they can be found in a variety of habitats including rainforests, swamps, and suburban gardens. In captivity, these frogs require a habitat that replicates their natural environment as closely as possible. This includes a terrarium with proper ventilation, a substrate for climbing and hiding, and a water dish for drinking and soaking. White's tree frogs are generally easy to care for, but there are a few key things to keep in mind when setting up their habitat. First, it is important to maintain a consistent temperature between 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit and a relative humidity of 50-60%. These frogs also require a UVB light source to help them absorb calcium and maintain healthy skin. It is also important to provide plenty of hiding places, such as live plants and PVC pipes, as White's tree frogs are generally more active at night and need a place to rest during the day. White's tree frogs are omnivorous, meaning they will eat both plants and animals. In the wild, they primarily feed on insects and other small invertebrates. In captivity, they can be fed a diet of crickets, worms, and other small insects, as well as leafy greens and other vegetables. It is important to dust their food with a calcium supplement at least once a week to ensure they are getting the nutrients they need. White's tree frogs are generally docile and easy to handle, making them a great choice for first-time reptile owners. They are social animals and do well in pairs or small groups, as long as their habitat is large enough to accommodate them. These frogs are generally nocturnal and will be most active at night, although they may be seen basking in the sunlight during the day. Overall, White's tree frogs make a great beginner pet for reptile enthusiasts. With proper care and a suitable habitat, these small, cute frogs can make a great addition to any home.