Caring For Your Pet Frog

Setting up a frog enclosure is a lot of fun if you understand the needs of your pet. The most difficult part is locating (and purchasing) all of the many items you will require: branches, plants, substrate, lighting, heater, thermometer, hygrometer, and so forth.

If you opt to build up a vivarium, the list of items you will need will only grow. Whatever method you choose, a kit can help you avoid the headache of gathering the necessary supplies. By purchasing a kit or “bundle,” you save time and money, and the manufacturer sells more of their products in one transaction.

Each frog species is unique to different parts of the planet, with diverse climates and conditions; some are tropical, while others can hibernate throughout the winter. As a result, their captivity should closely resemble their natural habitat. Still, most frogs need the following essentials.

Vertical style tank

Frogs spend most of their time in trees. As a result, a vertical-style terrarium is suggested. When you buy tanks for your pet frog it should at least be 18 inches higher than it is wide. Look for a tank with a fantastic design that allows you to open the tank’s front.

When the doors are closed, they are secured by a latch. This is a useful option to have when it comes to putting up the enclosure, giving maintenance, and spot cleaning. Also find an enclosure with a good ventilation system that allows air to flow from the bottom to the top.

Light and heat

A low-powered UVB can be good to frogs, although it isn’t always necessary. They do, however, require a continual day and night cycle. If the terrarium is in a room with little or no light, you may require a light to produce a day cycle.

To keep your frog at a suitable temperature, you may need to use a heating element. Although not all frogs require warmth, you still need to purchase low-powered UVB 2.0 lamp, even if you are not keeping live plants in the terrarium. To keep track of the temperature and humidity, you will also need a thermometer/hygrometer.


To provide plenty of climbing chances, add fake or live plants and branches. You will also need a tiny, shallow water dish and asubstratum layer somewhat likecoco fibre, ABG mix, etc.


Choose a power filter or an under-gravel filter that can process all of the water in the aquarium 3 to 5 times each hour. If your pet frog is fighting the current of the filter, you need a less powerful one. A good bacteria additive in the water can also aid in the preservation of the ecosystem. If you clean anything in the tank with soap or detergent, even a trace quantity can make your frogs sick. Try to get your aquarium’s water quality tested as well.

This is just a fundamental list. More materials may be required, particularly if your frog requires constant high humidity. A stand for a heating lamp, lights, jungle vines, springtails and isopods and other items might also be necessary. And remember to always do extensive study about your frog in order to fully understand their needs.