Can you keep green tree frogs as pets Australia?

Can you keep green tree frogs as pets Australia?

Green Tree Frogs are easily the best known of all Australia’s frogs. They are also both the most popular and most common pet frog. They make excellent pets as they are long lived, easy to maintain and seem very well adjusted to life in confined spaces.

How do you take care of a green tree frog?

Maintain 70-90% humidity by misting as needed every day. Substrate – use a mulch-type such as coconut fiber, dampened sphagnum moss or bark; avoid gravel and artificial turf (too harsh for skin). Temperature – should be 68°F at night; depending on species, 75-80°F or 85-88°F during the day.

Are green tree frogs legal in Australia?

Australian law gives protected status to the green tree frog—along with all Australian fauna—under the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Do green tree frogs need a heat lamp?

They don’t require sunlight, but they do need lighting that mimics a day and night cycle in their habitat. Your frog’s terrarium temperature must be kept between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and 65 F to 75 F at night. If necessary, use a heat bulb or a night-specific heat lamp for warmth.

Do green tree frogs need water?

Frogs are amphibians, which means they have a double life. At a young stage (tadpoles) they live in water and breathe through gills. As adults they breathe with lungs and live on land. However they need to be around water to breed and keep their skin wet.

Do green tree frogs need a light?

Where does the green tree frog live in Australia?

They are excellent night hunting predators – they can even catch small bats as they fly out of caves. The Green Tree Frog is one of the most widespread Australian frogs. It lives in New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia.

What should I do for my green tree frog?

You should also add plenty of plants, driftwood and branches, to provide a natural environment and plenty of climbing places for your frog. Lighting should be provided on a 10-12 hour ‘day’ cycle and be low level UVB, with plenty of hiding and dark places provided, to help your frog feel safe.

How big does a green tree frog enclosure need to be?

Other enclosures such as wooden vivariums are far too efficient at retaining heat. The green tree frog’s vivarium should be at least 300mm in length and 450mm in height.

Why does a green tree frog need UVB?

Green tree frogs require UVB in order to synthesise vitamin D3 inside their skin. The vitamin D3 helps the frog to absorb calcium which crucial for bone structure and growth. This is why reptiles can suffer from metabolic bone disease (MBD) when not provided with adequate UVB.

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