Book recommendation

I just thought that I would give this book a mention for anyone looking into caring for tree frogs in captivity. It is called “Care and Breeding of Popular Tree Frogs” and is written by Philippe Vosjoli, Robert Mailloux and Drew Ready.


It is a brilliant and informative book and not too general (which is a big problem with a lot of books of this nature). The book covers all aspects of care, from housing, breeding and feeding to disease and environmental parameters.

The main focus is upon 4 popular tree frog species, namely:

Green tree frogs (Hyla cinerea)
White’s tree frogs (Litoria caerulea)
White lipped tree frogs (Litoria infrafrenata)
Red-eyed tree frogs (Agalychnis callidryas)

It does cover some other species, such as the Gliding tree frog (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus) but not in as much detail.

Although it was published in 1996 by Advanced Vivarium Systems, Inc., the bulk of the information is not dated at all. In fact, the age of the book means that you can pick up a good condition second hand copy for less than a fiver from somewhere like Amazon!

Another great thing about this book is that it is well referenced which gives you scope for further reading from reliable sources.


~ by Adam Johnson on March 18, 2012.

2 Responses to “Book recommendation”

  1. Nice blog Adam, like it!

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