Frogs & Toads
Live Frogs and Toads for Sale at Petco
Browse online and shop in store for a wide selection of live pet frogs and toads for sale at Petco. These slick reptiles are ideal for aspiring amphibian aficionados. Some species are highly active swimmers, climbers and jumpers, making them entertaining to watch for new and experienced pet parents alike. Choose from a colony of croakers and find the right pet frogs for sale to bring home to your terrarium today.
Establishing Your Amphibian Habitat
Amphibians have a number of unique requirements for their habitats. These requirements will vary by species, but you must have an appropriate size habitat to accommodate your species’ normal behavior and exercise. Consider elements like hideaways, plants, substrates, lighting, temperature and heating when establishing the habitat. Most amphibians require an environment with both land and water elements present. Frogs secrete mucus and depend on the moisture they absorb through their skin to stay healthy. As such, they’ll need an appropriately-sized water bowl to submerge themselves in. Chat with a Petco sales partner in-store or browse this supply checklist for resources and additional tips for raising your amphibian.
Handling Your Pet Amphibian
A key component to remember about frogs and toads is that they prefer to be handled as little as possible. Because these little leapers absorb oxygen through the moisture on their skin, any residue or oil you have on your hands can be harmful to their health. As with any amphibian you find in the wild, the frogs found for sale as pets secrete toxins as a defense mechanism. These can cause mild skin irritations, so it’s highly recommended you always wear latex gloves and thoroughly wash your hands before and after handling your amphibious pet.
Caring For Your Pet Amphibian
With proper care and depending on the species, your pet amphibian can live for a number of years. This includes maintaining a proper diet and feeding regime. Diets will vary by species, but common food items include a variety of insects like crickets, mealworms, and fruit flies. Some frogs, like the Pac-Man Frog, are carnivores. In addition to insects, their diet can also include goldfish and frozen or thawed rodents. Feeding schedules, as well as the necessity for supplements, will vary by species. So it’s important to discuss this with your veterinarian. Fresh, clean, chlorine-free water should be available to your amphibian at all times.