Frog on our doorstep, Ballarat Area

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Frog on our doorstep, Ballarat Area

Postby sw1tch » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:23 am

We found this frog the other day on our doorstep, and have him in a large plastic container temporarily. We think it is a Southern Brown Tree Frog (Litoria ewingii) but not 100% sure.

We have had him for two days now, haven't seen him eat much, though only really tried putting a fly, mosquito and small slug in there.

Any help when it comes to looking after a frog of this species would be greatly appreciated!

Frog :
Box :

Having difficulty uploading an image using the attachment section, so here is the frog and his enclosure.

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Postby David De Angelis » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:48 pm

Hi switch,

Litoria ewingii is spot on.

Unfortunately wildlife laws in Victoria mean you won't be able to keep him/her :( Aim to release as soon as possible, although you could try giving a small cricket/fly or 2 beforehand.

If there's a pond or dam nearby (i.e. the closest to your yard) with a bit of vegetation around it, release it there. Hopefully the neighbours won't mind :wink:

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