Best White Tree Frog Enclosure

White tree frogs love moist, forested habitats, though they are very versatile and can adjust to a drier climate. In their native habitat, they live in trees and drink from rain collected on the leaves.

When it comes to selecting an enclosure, it’s important to be able to provide your white tree frog with space it needs, along with optimal temperature and humidity to ensure that it remains happy and healthy

Enclosure Size

A tall tank is preferred and should be at least twenty-four inches in height, as these frogs are arboreal (live in trees).

You can keep a large number of these frogs in one enclosure, but you must meet the minimum size requirements as follows:

Number of Frogs

Tank Size

1 frog

20 gallons
2 frogs

30 gallons

3 frogs

40 gallons
4 frogs

50 gallons

5 frogs

60 gallons
6 frogs

70 gallons

7 frogs

80 gallons
8 frogs

90 gallons

9 frogs

100 gallons
10 frogs

110 gallons

This is a guideline, though the bigger the tank the better.

Baby white tree frogs can live in a ten-gallon tall tank but will need to be moved to a twenty-gallon as they grow.

Tank Material

The preferred material for a white tree frog enclosure is glass.

Glass is easy to clean and maintain, while being excellent in helping maintain temperature and humidity levels.

Glass is waterproof, making it ideal for misting to ensure your frog remains hydrated.


It’s very important to note that these frogs are voracious eaters and they can and will eat each other if there is a size difference.

Do not house a baby with an adult white tree frog.

If you do introduce different sized frogs, the smallest frog must be a minimum of half the size of the largest frog in the enclosure. The smaller the size gap the better.


Be aware of the ventilation offered in the vivarium you are choosing.

White tree frogs need ample ventilation to reduce the risk of the enclosure becoming too humid and increasing the risk of bacteria.

Look for enclosures with a mesh screen top that allows optimal ventilation.


If you are thinking of creating a bioactive vivarium for your white tree frog, then you will want to focus on the base of the enclosure, ensuring it is waterproof.


Focus your attention on the doors of the enclosure and access points to identify how easy it will be to clean and maintain. Glass enclosures are much easier to clean.

Quarantine Enclosures

White tree frogs must always be quarantined before being introduced to a new terrarium to reduce the risk of introducing any paradises of diseases to your current frogs.

Even though the new frog may appear happy and healthy, maybe it even comes from a reputable feeder, it could be carrying dangerous parasites and diseases that you want to eliminate adding to your current enclosure.

Glass enclosures are preferred quarantine enclosures as they can be easily cleaned and disinfected.

Best 4 Enclosures for White Tree Frogs

Exo Terra Glass Natural Terrarium Small Tall 18L x 18D x 24H

This enclosure is ideal for one to two frogs and has been designed by European herpetologists to provide a quality enclosure which offers easy access for feeding and cleaning.

The full-screen top allows outstanding ventilation. The closable wire and tube inlets reduce the risk of escape.

This is a quality glass terrarium offering excellent thirty-three gallons of space for your new amphibian pet.

  • Dimensions: 18″ L x 18″ D x 24″ H
  • Volume: 33 gallons
  • Suitable: 1 to 2 white tree frogs

What I like

  • Quality glass terrarium
  • Front window ventilation to help reduce humidity
  • Dual doors for easy access
  • Closeable inlets for wires
  • Raised base with a waterproof bottom

What I don’t like

  • The gap between the dual doors is too large
  • Ventilation holes are big enough for insects to escape

Carolina Custom Cages Terrarium Bio Deep 24L x 18W x 30H

This Carolina Custom Cage is a deep bioactive cage that is ideal for three to five white tree frogs.

The deep base helps you create the perfect bioactive set up with easy assembly and cleaning.

The large front door offers ease of access for feeding and cleaning, while the screen top offers outstanding ventilation to help reduce humidity and bacteria inside the terrarium.

  • Dimensions: 24″ L x 18″ D x 30″ H
  • Volume: 56 gallons
  • Suitable for 3 to 5 white tree frogs

What I like

  • Suitable for bioactive habitats
  • Easy assembly
  • Quality glass terrarium
  • Large front door for easy access
  • Screen top for excellent ventilation

What I don’t like

  • Plastic door lock is plastic and can break if not gentle

Carolina Custom Cages Terrarium Extra-Tall Large 36L x 18D x 36H

A good quality solution if you want to keep a large number of white tree frogs. With the key lock security, the risk of children gaining access is reduced.

This is a massive one-hundred-gallon tall enclosure with a waterproof base, so you can set up a bio enclosure for your amphibian pet with confidence.

The mesh top offers excellent ventilation with a quality design that ensures the best habitat for your pet.

  • Dimensions: 36″ L x 18″ D x 36″ H
  • Volume: 100 gallons
  • Suitable for 6 to 9 white tree frogs

What I like

  • Easy assembly
  • Waterproof base
  • Key lock security
  • Glass terrarium
  • Mesh top for excellent ventilation
  • Quality design

What I don’t like

  • Glass is thin
  • Top not very sturdy if not assembled properly

Zilla Front Opening Terrarium 12L x 12D x 20H

When you are bringing home a new white tree frog, you are going to want to have your quarantine tank ready for its arrival, to ensure it is free of parasites and disease before introducing it to your other frogs.

This size enclosure is also ideal for young frogs, though they will need to be moved to a larger enclosure sooner rather than later.

The tall design helps you to ensure you provide your amphibian pet with a comfortable welcome to your home.

  • Dimensions: 12″ L x 12″ D x 20″ H
  • Volume: 12 gallons
  • Suitable as a quarantine for baby frog enclosure

What I like

  • Stylish and modern
  • Front opening doors
  • Realistic rock background
  • Waterproof base

What I don’t like

  • Ventilation holes and gaps need to be sealed in order to reduce the risk of insects escaping if offering a bioactive setup
  • Sticker on front difficult to remove

Best White Tree Frog Enclosure in Summary

The tank you select will be determined by the number of frogs you intend to keep.

It is recommended that if you haven’t had a white tree frog in the past or you are new to owning amphibians, that you limit your pets to one or two frogs to start.

The Exo Terra Glass Natural Terrarium 18 x 18 x 24 will be the ideal choice. An easy to assemble glass terrarium with easy access, waterproof base, and amble ventilation to reduce humidity and the risk of bacteria.

If you have owed white tree frogs for some time and are looking to create a habitat with multiple frogs, then you may want to look at the two Carolina Custom Cages: the Carolina Custom Cages Terrarium Bio Deep 24 x 18 x 30 or the Carolina Custom Cages Terrarium 36 x 18 x 36.

Both of these high-quality glass enclosures offer excellent ventilation, ample space for multiple frogs, and large doors for easy access for feeding and cleaning.

In the event that you are bringing home a baby white tree frog or you are bringing home a new frog you need to quarantine before introducing it to your other frogs, the Zilla Front Opening Terrarium 12 x 12 x 20 will be the ideal choice.

This stylishly designed glass terrarium ticks all the boxes your frog needs as a temporary home before moving to a larger enclosure.

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