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Step by Step Guide to Preparing a Terrarium for a Green Tree Frog

 
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: May 15, 2018
Step by Step Guide to Preparing a Terrarium for a Green Tree Frog

Australian green tree frogs do not require excessive care and rigorous maintenance, because they are quite tough and resilient animals. Even so, if you decide to adopt an Australian green tree frog as a pet you should pay attention to a particularly important element in their basic care: their terrarium.

At AnimalWised we will offer some simple tips so that you can create a comfortable and quiet environment where your Australian green tree frog feels happy and at home. Keep reading this article for a step by step guide to preparing a terrarium for a green tree frog.

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How big should a green tree frog's terrarium be?

Making the effort to have a quality terrarium will increase your Australian green tree frog's lifespan and quality of life. You should start by looking for a terrarium with enough room for your new pet to climb and exercise each day.

It is important to have plenty of space, because if your Australian green tree frog's terrarium is too small it will increase its predisposition to obesity. The terrarium should be at least 1 m long x 45 cm high x 75 cm wide (40 x 18 x 30 in).

Step by Step Guide to Preparing a Terrarium for a Green Tree Frog - How big should a green tree frog's terrarium be?

What should you have in a frog's terrarium?

When you acclimate the green tree frog's terrarium, you must pay attention to recreating its natural environment as much as possible.

First of all, fill the terrarium floor with gravel at least 3 cm (1.2 in) thick. There are other materials that you can easily find in any pet store. In an Australian green tree frog's terrarium you should have moss, because it will make your pet feel more comfortable. Moss accumulates moisture, which is ideal for this particular frog species.

Finally, you should add decorative plants and other decoration if you want. We recommend using good quality artificial plants to avoid excessive maintenance and prevent them from being eaten.

Step by Step Guide to Preparing a Terrarium for a Green Tree Frog - What should you have in a frog's terrarium?

What is the best temperature for a frog's terrarium?

Temperature and humidity are the two factors that ensure the survival of the Australian green tree frog. Maintaining these adequately and constantly in the frog's terrarium will ensure your frog is healthy and lives for as long as possible.

It is therefore essential that you set the temperature of the terrarium between 23° C and 27° C (73.5º F to 80.5º F) during the day and 19º C (66.2º F) at night, effectively simulating the natural environment of the Australian green tree frog. The ideal humidity is 80 degrees provided it is a glass terrarium, because this helps maintain and stabilize the interior weather conditions.

Other aspects of a frog's terrarium

In addition to the things we previously mentioned, you should provide your Australian green tree frog with water in a bowl, with a depth of 5 cm (2 in) at the most to prevent your pet from choking. Never use water with chlorine.

Australian green tree frogs eat live insects, which is why your pet will not need any type of food container. Simply feed your pet frog 3 to 4 live crickets every day!

Step by Step Guide to Preparing a Terrarium for a Green Tree Frog - Other aspects of a frog's terrarium

This is our step by step guide to preparing a green tree frog's terrarium. If you have any tips, please tell us in the comments section.

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