Can I have a pet frog in NSW?

Can I have a pet frog in NSW?

Native frogs and amphibians are protected by law so if you want to keep one as a pet you’ll need a biodiversity conservation licence granted under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (National Parks and Wildlife Service).

What frogs Can you keep as pets in Australia?

Frogs are kept as pets in NSW. Two of the most popular and adaptable species are the Green Tree Frog, and the White-Lipped Tree Frog.

Can I keep a frog as a pet?

Frogs make great pets, as long as some things are kept in mind. Frogs are relatively easy and inexpensive to keep, can be long lived, make great display animals, provide many educational opportunities for children, low maintenance, and definitely have that cool/exotic factor going for them!

What frog is best as a pet?

Best Pet Frogs

# Species of Frog Appearance
1 African Bullfrog Olive green with yellow or cream throats.
2 Burmese Chubby Brown with cream bands measuring 2 – 3 inches long.
3 Bumblebee Dart Vivid yellow and black measuring 1.5 inches long.
4 African Dwarf Olive to dark green with black spots.

How much does a pet frog cost?

Frogs come in a variety of species. More common pet frogs cost under $10, while the rarer frogs cost up to $90.

What frogs are legal in Australia?

Only two species of frogs, namely the Southern Bell Frog (Litoria raniformis) and the Smooth Frog (Geocrinia laevis), are protected in South Australia. A “permit to take” is required to collect these species from the wild. All other frog species remain unprotected.

What is the best frog to have as a pet for beginners?

The 5 Best Frogs & Toads for Beginners

  • African Dwarf Frog. The only aquatic frog on this list is the African Dwarf Frog.
  • Red-belly Toad (Bumble Bee Toad)
  • Pacman Frog.
  • American Toad.
  • Gray Tree Frog.
  • Poison Dart Frog.
  • Vietnamese Mossy Frog.

Do frogs recognize their owners?

Frogs and toads are among the most vocal of all animals. We now know that in at least three species of frogs in at least two different frog “families” (a taxonomic category), territorial males can learn to recognize their established neighbors by voice.

Are frogs noisy pets?

Noise – Many species of tree frogs can make noise. The intensity and loudness varies greatly depending on species, but plan on hearing your pet tree frogs calling at night if you choose to bring them into your home.

Is it legal to buy frogs in NSW?

Commercial trade in native frogs and tadpoles is prohibited in NSW. Pet shops are not allowed to buy or sell frogs or tadpoles or even to have them on their premises.

Can you buy frogs in a pet shop?

Pet shops are not allowed to buy or sell frogs or tadpoles or even to have them on their premises. You’ll need to buy your native frog from a licensed frog keeper. It’s a good idea to join a frog group (herpetological society) to meet other frog keepers and find out how to care for your pet.

What kind of frogs are native to Australia?

The Australian green tree frog is a member of the tree frog family Pelodryadidae and is placed in the subfamily Pelodryadinae, which is endemic to […] Hello I am after 3+ green tree frogs to go into a large 4×2 tank, fitted out with plants, water etc.

Can You Keep A native frog as a pet?

With this licence you can keep one native frog that has been bred in captivity as a pet. If you want to buy and keep more than one frog you will need to change to a Native Animal Keeper Licence. Animals covered by the Companion Animal Keeper Licence have basic keeping requirements and are readily available in captivity.