White’s Tree Frog (Dumpy)
Scientific Name: Litoria caerulea
Lifespan: Over 3 years
Size: Up to 5 inches
- A White’s tree frog’s diet should consist of:
- 100% appropriately sized* insects (crickets or mealworms), fed daily
- All food should be dusted with calcium powder/vitamin powder (alternating days)
- *Insect size fed is relative to the animal’s size. Babies and juveniles should be fed ½ grown or smaller crickets as well as mealworms. Adults can be fed large crickets and mealworms. Superworms are not recommended for this species.
Caging & Environment
- A minimum of a 10 gallon tank with screen cover or small glass reptile habitat.
- Moistened moss substrate
- o basking light is needed (room temperature is fine)
- 5.0 Compact Fluorescent UVB light with fixture
- Lots of artificial plants/vines
- A branch or climbing platform
- Water bowl
- Cricket Keeper & Cricket Food
- Calcium & Vitamin Powders (used alternately)
- Spray bottle for misting
- White’s tree frogs should be misted at least twice daily.
- Important: Only spring water (not tap, purified, or distilled) should be used with all amphibians. This includes water for drinking and misting.
- These big tree frogs offer the best temperament and ease in handling out of the frog family. They are so ugly they’re cute!
- They have sticky toes they use to climb glass and have rubbery skin that helps them retain water.
- Having a very clean, moist environment is the most crucial element to keeping these frogs healthy and smiling.
- Males are vocal and will often “croak”, but females are silent.
- Housing several together is possible as long as they are the same size.
- Many hobbyists will beautify their enclosures by using live tropical plants.
- Although they can be handled, it is best to keep handling to a minimum to reduce stress.