To make a habitat for a tree frog, drill ventilation holes into a plastic display box, fill the base with moist substrate and add a leafy plant before introducing the frog to its new home. Create a small frog habitat that is easy to clean and maintain with information from a pet care specialist in this free video on frogs.
How to make a tree frog habitat. Making a tree frog habitat is pretty straightforward. Today what we're going to do is we're going to kind of do a miniature one just because I'm in the mood to kind of do miniaturized stuff. And we have a little gray tree frog we're working with today. So what I've done is I've gone out to like a craft store and bought like a beanie baby case or a display case for any kind of model or something. And I've drilled some ventilation holes on the top. OK. And what we're going to do is we're going to use this as our kind of miniature tree frog enclosure, kind of a little desk enclosure, if you will. The same principles we talk about today can be used for large enclosures as well. Really your imagination is the limit. So what we're going to do is we're actually going to, usually this would be like this. But we're going to flip it upside down and use it like this. And I'll tell you why in a few minutes. So this is our bottom. We're going to fill that with substrate. So we're going to use cocoa bedding. This is a shredded coconut husks substrate. And we're not going to fill it all the way to the top. We just want a little about halfway of bedding. I'm kind of making mess while I do this, but that's OK, I'm a messy guy, I'll clean it up later. And we're going to moisten that down with some water. This is dechlorinated water, so you can either age that over night with an open a container, or you could use a dechlorinater in it. And we're just going to mist that down. Apparently I need more water. And we'll mix it up a little bit. We just kind of want it moist in there. Keeping frogs is kind of tricky. You need the right amount of moisture, but you don't want it to be too moist. OK, if it's too moist you'll get bacteria growth and molds and you'll make your frog sick. So, we have our substrate. And now I've got this little plant we're going to use. I've actually cut this down, it was a bigger plant. And, going to wet the suction cup a little bit. I'm going to take that up in here, and suction cup it to the side. Kind of spread it out a little bit. OK. And now, we're ready to add our frog. So what we're going to do, is we're going to get our little tree frog out. A little gray tree frog. OK. And we just going to shoot him up inside. He shot right up in there for me. And then, boom. You have yourself a little tree frog enclosure. Now the reason we use that one section as the bottom, is because, in order to do maintenance and feed and stuff, we can just pull the top off, and set that aside. And we can clean the bottom out, whatever we want. And he's going to be up in his leaves still completely un bothered by it. And so we can mist that, we can mist up in here if we want. You can put a couple crickets in there to feed them. And we just tuck all our leaves back in. Looks like I maybe could've trimmed that plant down just a little bit more. And there you go. A nice little desk enclosure for a little tree frog. Now this same idea can be made into a larger enclosure. Really, what you're looking for when you're doing a tree frog enclosure is you want height you want humidity, and you want lots of hiding spaces. So really, your imagination is the limit as far as that goes.