Clown tree frogs make colorful terrarium inhabitants. They are seasonally imported and sporadically bred in captivity but because they are nocturnal and males can be noisy they are not a frog well-suited for all keepers.
Two species of gray tree frogs are common throughout much of North America and are often kept as pets within their native range. Though their name may make you think they are dull, gray tree frogs are not so.
Known by a handful of names (including Asian tree frog, banana tree frog, and common tree frog), the golden tree frog is a robust and active amphibian. They need a roomy well-ventilated enclosure with space to jump around.
Red-eyed tree frogs make good pets so long as you purchase well-started captive-bred frogs over an inch in length and provide the right environment. This includes a spacious ventilated enclosure with high humidity and moderate temperatures. Although they have a reputation for being difficult to keep, under the right conditions red-eyed tree frogs are actually quite hardy.
Also called dumpy tree frogs, White’s tree frogs are robust arboreal amphibians that make great pets. Captive-bred frogs are regularly available and come in a number of different color morphs.
Amazon milk frogs live high in the canopy of the rain forest. They breed in tree holes and their tadpoles complete metamorphosis without ever having touched ground. Milk frogs also make easy-to-care for pet amphibians.
Also called chubby frogs, Asian painted frogs are more active than they look, and at night they often climb around the terrarium. They are easily cared for and make ammusing pet amphibians.
The substrate of an enclosure is one of the most important aspects of housing reptiles and amphibians. This is an overview of available substrates and their best uses.
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