Cutest Pet Frog Breeds (with Pictures)

Everybody knows that I love to keep pets, and my friend tasked me to write a list of some of the cutest pet frogs that he can get.

During my extensive research for the cute frogs to keep as a pet, I was also motivated to keep some myself.

Although you will find numerous frogs that will leave you mesmerized, the frogs on this list are top-notch and fun to keep.

Top 9 Cute Pet Frogs in the World

Top 9 Cute Pet Frogs In The World
Top 9 Cute Pet Frogs In The World

The top 9 cute pet frogs that you can keep are dart frogs, gray tree frogs, red-eyed tree frogs, white tree frogs, granular glass frogs, golden poison frogs, Amazon milk frog, Borneo eared frog, and Tomato frog.

You will surely fall in love with these cuties from their amazing qualities to their color and sizes.

TOP 9 Cute Pet Frogs in the World

Dart Frogs (Dendrobates spp)

Dart Frogs
Dart Frog
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Dart frogs are also known as a poison arrow frog. They come in different species.

These terrestrial cuties have lovely colors that range from bright gold to green to deep blue to red.

The best thing about this cute frog is that they are active during the day, and you can easily watch as they feed and move around.

In the wild, you will find them in tropical rainforests of Central and South America.

You will easily spot them with their bright color, which they use as a warning to predators of their toxicity.

Dart Frogs gain their toxicity in the wild from their diet, and this comprises of ants and termites.

They are usually small, and they can grow to about 6 cm in length once they grow old.

Two Dart Frogs
Two Dart Frogs

These species are not toxic if they are breeds in captivity, which is excellent news if you want to keep them as a pet.

All you need is to build them a compact enclosure to keep them because they need floor space more than height.

If you are planning to set up a paludarium or bioactive terrarium, they are also an excellent option for you.

They can live in an enclosure with plants, roots, and a small body of water.

Gray Tree Frogs (Hyla chrysoscelis)

Gray Tree Frogs
Gray Tree Frogs
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These are small cute frog that stays in the tree. You will quickly fall in love with this species because of their ability to change color from gray to green based on the substrate that they are sitting.

In the wild, you are going to find them in the forested areas in Canada and North America.

It is highly arboreal, and they only descend from the tree during breeding.

They are also nocturnal, and you may even see them around windows and porch lights to feed on insects that are attracted to light.

They usually rest on branches or leaves during the day as they use their stunning camouflage to stay hidden from predators.

Keeping these cuties as a pet can be hard because they are challenging to catch and stressful to handle.

The best thing about them is that you can easily keep them in a small enclosure as a decorative pet.

You can also use them to set up a bioactive terrarium anywhere in the house.

Red-Eye Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)

Red-eye tree frog
Red-Eye Tree Frog
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The red-eye tree frog is another tree frog that made it to this list. They are known to be a mind-blowing pet with their bright green, blue, and yellow bodies and lovely red eyes.

You will be surprised to find out that with their striking coloration, they are not venomous.

You will easily find them in the wild in the tropical lowlands from southern Mexico through Central America and northern South America.

They feed during the night by hiding in the rainforest canopy to ambush flies, moths, and crickets with their sticky tongues.

During the day, they usually sleep stuck to leaf-bottoms with their eyes closed and body markings covered.

If they are disturbed, they will flash their red eyes and also reveal their bright blue and yellow body with orange feet.

They use this method to startle predators while they spring to safety.

They also use their body coloration to protect themselves during the night from predators.

Red-Eye Tree Frog in the Wild
Red-Eye Tree Frog in the Wild

Although this cute frog species is quite sensitive, it is a perfect frog species to keep as a pet.

They also look spectacular if you can keep them in a live enclosure with jungle plants.

With their beauty, it should not come as a surprise to you that they are among the most asked for pet frogs.

White Tree Frogs (Litoria caerulea)

white tree frog
White Tree Frog
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The white tree frog is one of the most famous exotic pets all over the world, and this is because you can easily care for them.

White tree frogs are popularly known as a laid back and quiet animal, which makes them quite different from most of their relatives.

They are also the biggest frog on this list that stays on the tree, and they have light blue or green with white underbellies coloration. The adult frogs can also grow to about 5 inches in length.

They are known to be laid-back, and you can easily handle and catch them.

In the wild, they can live in a wide range of environments from the arid to the coastal habitat.

You will find them in almost any type of habitat apart from their preferred tree canopies that are close to a water source.

One of the fascinating things about it is that it can tolerate arid conditions than other tree frog breeds because of the waxy coating on its skin.

You will easily find them in Indonesia, New Guinea, and Australia. They feed mostly on insects like moths, roaches, locusts, and other insects.

A reason why many pet keepers love it is that they can live for more than 20 years in captivity than in the wild because camouflage is their only defensive system.

Granular Glass Frog (Cochranella granulosa)

Granular glass frog
Granular Glass Frog
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Granular glass frog is a tiny frog that is not more 1 inch long. They are known as glass frogs because of their bellies skin that is translucent, and you will see their organs. Your mind will be blown away once you see this cute frog species.

You will find them in the wild in humid lowlands and mountainous forests.

They are more common in Costa Rica and Panama than in Honduras and Nicaragua. You will spot them in bushes and trees that surround the forest streams.

Granular glass frog
Granular Grass Frog

These stunners can be kept in captivity, but they are very fragile than other tree frogs.

You can give them a diverse diet to keep them healthy.

Some of the food to feed them are flightless fruit flies, red wiggler worms, crickets, newly born soldier fly larvae, and so on.

Golden Poison Frog (Phyllobates terribilis)

Golden Poison Frog
Golden Poison Frog
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These poisonous beauties are usually yellow, but as they grow old, they may be orange to pale green. They are like other brightly colored animals that use their bright coloration to warn predators of their toxicity.

While in the wild, ensure their harmless look does not deceive you because of its bright-colored skin contain a lethal substance called batrachotoxin, which can kill a human.

Golden Poison Frog
Golden Poison Frog

Golden Poison Frogs are territorial and live on the land. They are endemic to the Pacific coast of Colombia, and can also grow to about 55mm.

They feed on small invertebrates like crickets, flies, termites, beetles, and ants.

You can raise them in captivity because they are usually harmless when they bred away from their natural food source. It is also social animals, which means you can keep them in a group of 4-7.

You can feed them with larger species of fruit flies, termites, waxworms, phoenix worms, and small mealworms.

Amazon Milk Frog (Trachycephalus resinfictrix)

Amazon Milk Frog
Amazon Milk Frog

These lovely frogs have a light gray coloration with brown patterns or black banding.

Their color is more vibrant while they are young but slightly fades as they get older, and their skin will then become more granular in texture.

In the wild, they use their color to blend into the trees in their habitat.

They are among the biggest frogs in South America as they can grow to 2.5-4 inches in length. Interestingly, they are named milk frog not because of their color but its poisonous secretions that it secretes when threatened by a predator.

The frog uses this secretion to keep predators away and also to stay hydrated.

You are going to find Amazon Milk Frog in Northern South America in countries like Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru.

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Amazon Milk Frog Habitat

Amazon Milk Frog lives mainly in the tropical rainforest canopy and rarely come to the ground. They also prefer to stay close to slow-moving waterways.

These cute frogs are easy to keep as pets as they feed on insects, small amphibians, and invertebrates. Although you can easily care for them, you will need a great deal of humidity, space, and also maintain their cage regularly to keep the environment healthy.

Borneo Eared Frog (Polypedates otilophus)

Borneo Eared Frog
Borneo Eared Frog
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This stunning frog species has a brown to yellow color on their dorsal part while their ventral part has creamy or white coloration.

They can grow to about 9.5 cm in length.

In the wild, you will quickly recognize them with their unique shape, gliding behavior, and large size.

They are known as Borneo eared frog because of the sharp ridges behind their eye, just above the ear.

Borneo Eared Frog is endemic to Borneo, and you will also find them in Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia.

They are arboreal, and you will easily spot them in a group on vegetation just above the ground, not far from breeding ponds.

For pet lovers, you can keep this cute frog as a pet as you can breed them in captivity.

All you need is to provide housing with more height than the floor space.

You can also keep them in a bioactive terrarium anywhere in your house.

They can feed on a wide range of insects such as moths, flies, crickets, and locusts.

Tomato Frog (Dyscophus spp)

Tomato Frog
Tomato Frog
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You will fall in love with this frog species as they look like a big and ripe tomato.

You can quickly identify the female from a male with their bright color.

The males have yellow-orange color while the female has a red-orange color. They can grow to about 2.5-3.5 inches with the female usually bigger.

Tomato frog is endemic to Madagascar, and you will easily spot them in the rainforests and swamp forests.

Tomato Frog in the Wild
Tomato Frog in the Wild

They prefer staying close to slow-moving waterways, marshes, and ponds. These species are nocturnal, and they hunt for food mainly at night.

They feed on a wide range of invertebrates such as beetles, flies, and mosquitoes.

An interesting thing about them is that they can inflate themselves and secrete substances on their skin when they attacked.

You will love to keep them as a pet as they have a lifespan of 6-8 years. It is also easy to provide a suitable enclosure for them.

They are also terrestrial, and you can provide an enclosure with more horizontal space than vertical space.

Their housing needs a substrate that is about 2 inches deep because they like to burrow soil.

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