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Snowflake White's Tree Frog - Litoria caerulea (Captive Bred CBP)-

$59.99

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Defining Characteristics:

  • Great Beginner Tree Frog
  • Bright Teal-bluish Coloration with White Spots
  • Bold
  • Loud Call
  • Large
  • Easy to Handle
  • Can be Housed in Groups

 

Name: The White's Tree Frog, also known as the Dumpy Tree Frog, is scientifically known as Litoria caerulea. They are so named for their large, simple appearance (dumpy) and for the naturalist who originally described the species, John White. The Snowflake Morph is named for white spots or flecks that cover it's body. This can be highly variable.

 

Certified Breeder Program: These Snowflake White's tree frogs were procured via our Certified Breeder Program. This certification process will allow us to bring a wider variety of healthy, captive bred animals to you, our customers. We stand behind these animals just like any animals bred at our facility. Besides the fact we’ll be offering more animals, what do you need to know about Josh’s Frogs Certified Breeder Partnership? You need to know these animals are from people with the same approach to animal keeping and breeding that we do, are disease free, and most importantly captive bred! To learn more, please read our blog on the Josh's Frogs Certified Breeder Program.

 

Recommended Terrarium Size: White's Tree Frogs are easy to house. They are large tree frogs, and as such require a larger enclosure – an 18x18x24 Exo Terra Glass Terrarium is a good size for 2-4 juveniles or adults. Opinions on substrates vary – we’ve had the best luck with Josh's Frogs Frog Foam. White's Tree Frogs need constant access to fresh, clean water – a large water bowl is a must! Use an easy to clean dish, such as an Exo Terra Water Dish, as the frog will be using the dish as a latrine and you will need to clean daily. Scrub the dish and disinfect with a 5% bleach solution or ReptiSan. Want to make caring for your White's Tree Frogs easy? Check out the Josh's Frogs Tree Frog Kits!

 

Temperature: White's Tree Frogs can tolerate a wide range of temperatures - keep your frogs between 75F ot 85F. At Josh's Frogs, we house our hourglass tree frogs at 74-76F, with occasional temperature highs in the low 80s. Night time drops down into the 60sF is fine, and encouraged if you are trying to breed White's Tree Frogs. Measure temperature with a digital temperature gauge.

 

Humidity: White's Tree Frogs are very tolerant of a wide range of humidities, making them an ideal pet frog. Aim for an average humidity of 50% or so, with spikes up to 70% right after misting once or twice a day. Providing ventilation is very important - we recommend using at least a half screen top. Stagnant, humid conditions quickly leads to bacterial skin infections in White's Tree Frogs. A large dish of clean water should always be provided. Monitor humidity with a digital hygrometer.

 

Size: At the time of sale, captive bred White's Tree Frogs from Josh’s Frogs will measure about 1 1/4″ and be between 8 and 10 weeks old. White's tree frogs will quickly grow to 3″ within another 3-4 months. After about 10 months they will be nearly adult size, with adults measuring up to 5" in length!

 

Age: With proper care, White's Tree Frogs can live up to and over a decade. Reports of 15+ year old animals abound. The oldest White's Tree Frogs I've heard about were over 20 years old! All White's Tree Frog froglets sold by Josh's Frogs are 8-10 weeks old.

 

Feeding: At the time of sale, captive bred White's Tree Frogs from Josh’s Frogs have been chowing down on 1/4″ crickets for several weeks and growing like weeds! White's tree frogs will quickly grow to 3″ within another 3-4 months and be large enough to eat 1″ crickets. As adults, White's tree frogs will easily eat 3/4″ or adult crickets. All crickets should be dusted with a quality vitamin/mineral supplement. At Josh's Frogs, we dust with Repashy Calcium Plus, RepCal Calcium with D3, and RepCal Herptivite.

 

Sexing: White's Tree Frogs are fairly easy to sex as adults. Females are much larger than males, with a wider and more stout head. Females will be about 1" longer than males, and are easily 25% heavier. Males generally have a stretched out looking throat - probably a result of all those nightly calls! All White's Tree Frog froglets sold by Josh's Frogs are unsexable.

 

Color/Pattern: In daylight White's Tree Frogs are bright green, blue, or teal in coloration. At night, when they are active, White's tree frogs are a purple or brown color. The Snowflake Morph has white dots or flecks across its body. The amount of white present, both in size and frequency of dots, is highly variable. This is a relatively new morph, and not very common in the hobby.

 

Social Behavior: White's Tree Frogs are easily kept in groups, especially when young. Make sure that all frogs are getting adequate food - sometimes froglets will outcompete each other. Josh's Frogs recommends purchasing multiple frogs if you are interested in breeding them – this greatly increases the chances of getting a pair.

 

Breeding: White's Tree Frogs travel down to the forest floor in search of pools of water to breed. Eggs are laid among vegetation that's partially submerged - eggs can be laid at or below the water's surface. Tadpoles quickly grow in the pools, and can leave the water in 6-8 weeks. Young White's Tree Frogs live around the edges of the pools, before making their way back up into the canopy. In captivity, white's tree frogs are typically bred in a rain chamber. Check out our video of Josh's Frogs Rain Chamber Setup.

 

Natural Range: In the wild, White's Tree Frogs inhabit the canopy of tropical rainforests, and are endemic to Indonesia, Paupa New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand. They rely on camouflage to blend in, and do a great job during inactivity during the day!

 

History in the Hobby: White's Tree Frogs have had a mixed history in the hobby. Available typically as wild caught animals imported from Indonesia, captive bred white's tree frogs tend to be hardy captives. Snowflake White's Tree Frogs are a line bred morph, and relatively new in the hobby. They are still very uncommon, especially compared to Blue Phase animals.

 

Links of Interest:

White's Tree Frogs on Wikipedia

White's Tree Frogs - AmphbianCare

Reptiles Magazine - White's Tree Frog Caresheet

 

Still not sure if White's Tree Frogs from Josh's Frogs are the right pet frog for you? Read the reviews below and see what other customers are saying!

Shipping for any number of frogs is just $39.99. Frogs are shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight and are delivered by 12:00 pm to most locations, Tuesday through Friday. Josh's Frogs does not ship frogs internationally. Scheduling of frog order is dependant on your availability and weather.


 


Please respond to our Frog Shipping Email, to ensure you will be there to receive the animals when they arrive. We'll email back to confirm after checking your local weather conditions.


 


We can ship directly to your address, as long as your local overnight low temperature is above 39F the night of shipping, and your high temperature is below 91F at noon on the day of arrival. If your overnight lows are below 40F but above 29F, Josh's Frogs can ship to your closest FedEx Staff Location that accepts Hold for Pickup packages. If your high temperature is over 90F at the guarantee 'delivered by' time (typically 12pm), Josh's Frogs can ship to your closest FedEx Staff Location that accepts Hold for Pickup packages. If your overnight low is below 30F, Josh's Frogs retains the right to hold frog shipping until temperatures increase due to safety concerns. We will hold the frogs at our facility for any length of time necessary to ensure that the frogs you order are received in the best of health. This policy is designed with the best interests and health of our animals at heart!


 


To find your nearest appropriate FedEx location, click here and follow the instructions below:



  • Enter your zip code in the top search box.

  • Click the Filter button.

  • Check Staffed Location.

  • Expand Additional services, and check the Hold package at location for pickup box.

  • Close the filter box and search for locations.


 


FedEx's website will display the nearest locations where you may pick up your frogs. We'll look up the locations for you when you call to schedule frog shipping. You do not need to check your temperature before ordering frogs - Josh's Frogs will take care of this when contacted about scheduling shipment. Frog orders require contact from our customer prior to being shipped out, to ensure you will be there to receive the animals when they arrive, and to check your local weather conditions.


 


Shipping for any number of frogs is a flat rate $39.99. This includes postage, a box with 1" styrofoam insulation, gel packs, heat/ice packs and/or phase 22 panels if necessary. Josh's Frogs has been shipping frogs since 2004 and has shipped thousands of animals safely. We have a special contract with UPS to ship live animals directly to residential addresses and guarantee live arrival as long as our Live Arrival Conditions are met.

Josh's Frogs guarantees the Health & Live Arrival of all frogs.

< p>All frog shipments are sent via FedEx Priority Overnight. Josh's Frogs guarantees that all frogs will arrive alive and in good health, provided that temperatures on day of arrival do not exceed 85 degrees before the frogs are delivered to home or business address, or nearest FedEx location. Temperatures during transit do not drop below 40 degrees for delivery to home or business address. Temperatures during transit do not drop below 30 degrees for pickup at the nearest FedEx location. Someone is there to accept the package on first delivery attempt, or package is picked up by noon the day of arrival if package is held at a FedEx location for pickup. Failure to meet these guidelines will void Josh's Frogs Live Arrival and Health Guarantee.

< p>If frogs arrive deceased or in poor condition, Josh's Frogs requires that the customer notifies us of the condition of the animal(s) within 1 hour of arrival via email at info@joshsfrogs.com, or at (800) 691-8178. Picture(s) of the animal(s) must be sent by 4pm EST day of arrival to info@joshsfrogs.com. Failure to meet these guidelines will void Josh's Frogs Live Arrival and Health Guarantee.

< p>Josh's Frogs offers a 3 day health guarantee on all animals purchased from Josh's Frogs. If animal(s) purchased arrive in good shape but fail to thrive within 3 days, Josh's Frogs requires that pictures of the animal(s) and their habitat is emailed to info@joshsfrogs.com within 3 days of the animal's arrival. When emailing the pictures, please include relavent habitat information, such as average humidity and temperature. A Josh's Frogs representative will then contact the customer and discuss poison dart frog care. Failure to meet these guidelines will void Josh's Frogs Live Arrival and Health Guarantee.