What You Need to Know About Pet Frogs

Housing Frogs

Setting up a tank with everything your frog needs before bringing them home should be done to ensure a proper environment with appropriate water, humidity, and heat requirements.

Food and Water

Many frogs eat worms or insects, including crickets, caterpillars, moths, and grasshoppers. Some of the larger frogs will even eat pinky mice. Be sure that fresh and clean water is available to your frog at all times.

Caring for Pet Frogs

Frogs in captivity are quite long-lived (with proper care) so be prepared for a long-term commitment. Some of the smallest frogs you might see in a pet store grow into giants.Their names often add to the confused expectations.

Caring for Pet Frogs

Although pet frogs might seem to be boring, some of the smaller frogs are actually quite active.  However, many of the larger frogs are sedentary and don't move around much.

Good Frog Species for Beginners

The best approach to ensure you and your frog will be content is to perform extensive study before choosing the type of frog that best meets your needs.

White's Tree Frog

White's are terrestrial tree frogs that are docile and easy to keep but they do tend to be fairly inactive so some people find them boring as pets.

Dwarf Clawed Frogs

These are small, active, completely aquatic, and are among the easiest of frogs to keep in captivity. They are very popular pet frogs.

Oriental Fire-Bellied Toads

These are semi-terrestrial frogs that are fairly active and relatively easy to keep as pets.

African Clawed Frogs

These are aquatic frogs that get quite large (be careful not to confuse young African clawed frogs with the much smaller dwarf clawed frogs) but their care is not that difficult.

Pacman Frogs

Mostly terrestrial, pacman frogs are pretty easy to care for but get quite large and are mostly sedentary.

American Green Tree Frogs

These tree frogs are another species that are suitable for beginners.