Adult lenght up to
Ideal daytime temperature
for these frogs should range between 70 and 80 degrees. Additionally, a basking lamp should be used on one end of the enclosure
to maintain the temperature of 80-85 degrees. Nighttime temperature should remain between 60 and 75 degrees. The humidity
for these frogs should be kept at or near 80 percent.
Most reptiles and
some amphibians require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Although nocturnal (mainly active at night) frogs don't
require ultraviolet lighting, if it is part of the habitat design, it is recommended for 8-10 hours per day. The use of a
timer will assist in maintaining aan accurate schedule of light periods.
Green treefrogs do
well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. Fresh clean
water should always be available as well as daily misting of the enclosure. Adult frogs should be fed 3-4 times per week.
maintenance requires a moderately sized terrarium (10-20 gallon). A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure
must include a shallow water bowl or allow for a soaking area that is easy to enter and exit. This can be accomplished by
using gravel as a substrate and sloping it to form a "beach" area. Live plants can be used in most frog enclosures to maintain
humidity levels and create a natural atmosphere. Misting the habitat once or twice daily will help maintain proper humidity
2" to 3" inches of
Bed-A-Beast and moss is recommended for frog terrariums to maintain proper humidity levels. However, gravel should be used
when creating a "beach" tank to ensure water remains clear. The substrate should be kept moist, but changed regularly to avoid
Most treefrogs have
adhesive discs on their feet that make them adept climbers. The more plants and climbing areas within the terrariums the better.
Treefrogs are typically gentle inhabitants for terrariums; some will even tolerate a variety of suitable "tankmates". Frogs
have sensitive skin and generally would rather not be handled. If handling is desired, it is important to wash hands before
and after handling.