Many kids and adults are fascinated with frogs. When you are researching buying a frog, such as a common tree frog, it’s important to learn that they are insectivores. Tree frogs are most widely available in pet stores and are good amphibian pets for beginners. They are insectivores and their diet is made up of insects.
Basic Overview: Tree frogs are a small and relatively easy to care for pet. They grow to between 1.5 to 5 inches (females are usually larger) and on average live from 5 to 10 years depending on the species of tree frog.
Tree frogs include Dumpy frogs, White-lipped frogs, Cuban frogs, and Green frogs. If live crickets, silkworms, and waxworms give you the creeps then frogs are not the pet for you! Tree frogs should be fed daily, so you will need to handle insects on a daily basis. You can buy dried insects (which may also give you the creeps.) Frogs are more likely to be satisfied and happy when catching their dinner. Live crickets and other insects can be purchased at most pet stores.
Feeding at night is best because tree frogs are nocturnal. You should provide a quantity of insects that your frog can eat overnight.
Tree frogs absorb water through their skin so they need to soak their bodies in water. A shallow dish with water should be provided for soaking.
Frogs also need calcium supplements and often a multi-vitamin. These supplements are usually dusted over the insects before feeding. Lack of nutrients can cause a few health problems in tree frogs. Tree frogs with a deficiency can suffer from lethargic behavior, weak legs, and skin discoloration.
Tree frogs are fun pets to watch and learn about!