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The White's Tree Frog is a species of tree frog native to Australia and New Guinea, with introduced populations in New Zealand and the United States. The species belongs to the genus Litoria. It is physiologically similar to some species of the genus, particularly the Magnificent Tree Frog (Litoria splendida) and the Giant Tree Frog (Litoria infrafrenata).

The Green Tree Frog is larger than most Australian frogs, reaching 10 centimetres (4 inches) in length. The average lifespan of the frog in captivity, about sixteen years, is long in comparison with most frogs. Green Tree Frogs are docile and well suited to living near human dwellings. They are often found on windows or inside houses, eating insects drawn by the light.

Due to its physical and behavioural traits, the Green Tree Frog has become one of the most recognisable frogs in its region, and is a popular exotic pet throughout the world. The skin secretions of the frog have antibacterial and antiviral properties that may prove useful in pharmaceutical preparations.
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review by . December 14, 2008
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Before moving to Japan a few months ago, my friend left me with his beloved 10 year old White's tree frog, Ferdinand, and well, I've been in love ever since.  Not only does he sit around looking adorable all day (see my flickr for proof), but he's also incredibly easy to take care of.  He just makes an all-around great pet!      I had put off getting pets because I'm away from my home a lot and didn't feel like it would be fair to leave a pet all …
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