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How long does it take for a whites tree frog to grow to 4-5 inches. I am thinking about getting one right now.
Why would it matter?
Generally, only females will reach that size, but from what I understand a length of 5" is rare. Most females end up at around 4".
Male White's tree frogs usually stay around 3" long.
I'm aware that it doesn't entirely answer your question, but I don't know exactly how long it takes for a frog to reach full size. Just letting you know that if you want a big one, look for a female.
I saw a friend with a pretty big frog and loved the way that it looked. I think that tree frogs that are around 4 inches look way cooler than when they are at a smaller size. I just like them a lot more.Originally Posted by bargavikwit28875
Fair enough. However, White's tree frogs are among the largest tree frogs out there. There are a few that might be marginally larger, but White's have a lot of other things going for them: they are hardy, have simple needs and tolerate occasional handling. If you would like a large tree frog, your best bet would probably be to try and find an adult White's.
what about this one here on craigslist? from the looks male or female?
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Wow, that's a fat one! Sexing White's tree frogs with photos is tricky. Usually you would look for nuptial pads on their thumbs, which are obscured in those pictures, or listen for calls. Otherwise, it is guesswork at best. That one looks like it's about 3 inches. If it looks large enough for you as it is, then it doesn't really matter whether it is male or female, unless you have factors in your preference other than size.
If you are interested in that particular frog, you can call the owner and ask her to examine her frog for pads or ask her about its calling habits. Or, you can try and find a breeder in your area and see if they have any frogs they have sexed already. There are lots of options.
If you live in Southern California, I can recommend LLL Reptile, they take excellent care of their animals and are very knowledgeable. Apparently, they have a 3.5" White's in stock at the moment. Ordering online is fairly expensive, don't know if it's worth it to you, but if you live near the location of the store where they have that particular frog, you can probably just stop by. Indonesian Whites Tree Frogs
If you end up getting the one from Craigslist, do be sure to provide branches, plants and such for climbing. White's are arboreal frogs, not to mention they feel safer in a densely planted terrarium.
I am a bit too far from the retail store, not sure if the drive be would be worth it.
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