Popular Amphibian Pets: World’s Most Beautiful Frogs

List of the most beautiful and colorful pet frogs in the world.

Frogs as pet is becoming popular as aquarium fish. Sometimes, these creatures are domesticated because of their small size, fairly attractive looks, and in many cases, because of the undemanding conditions needed to take care of them. Since most frogs do not have the dietary needs of mammals, their food often represents a fraction of the expense needed to nourish dogs or cats.

Argentine Horned Frog (Ceratopphrys ornate)

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The Argentine Horned Frog, a species found in the rainforests of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, is a popular pet frog. This frog with wonderfully bright coloration is known in the pet industry as “Pacman Frog” It is usually the hardiest species and is easy to care for. The Argentine Horned frog has simple requirements as a pet. It usually fed mainly on large adult locusts, black and brown crickets and mice.

Malagasy Rainbow Frog (Scaphiophryne gottlebei)

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The Malagasy Rainbow Frog is also known for a variety of common names like Ornate Hopper, Rainbow Burrowing Frog, Red Rain Frog and Gottlebe’s Narrow-mouthed Frog. It is one of the most highly decorated of the Madagascan frogs. It was named in 2008 as “being among the rarest and most remarkable amphibians” on the planet. Thousands are captured every year for the pet trade.

Albino Pacman Frog (Ceratophrys cranwelli)

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This variant of Albino Pacman Frog with orange and yellow back is very popular as pet. Its size ranges from 8-13 cm long or3-5 in and can weigh up to 0.5 kg or1 lb. Albino Pacman Frog of Cranwell’s Horned Frog is nocturnal and rest with its eyelids open. As a pet they should be kept in a humid environment such as an aquarium with moist substrate (not gravel). They should be fed a mixed diet of crickets, mealworms, small mice, and feeder fish. It should be fed every 2-3 days until the age of 18 months, at which point they should be fed once every 10-14 days.

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  1. nutuba Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Fascinating article and great pics! These guys sure are colorful. I’m glad they’re small though … big ones would be too scary! Nicely written.


  2. Betty Carew Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Excellent aricle and pics nobert. Lovely colorful collection


  3. HelloMickey Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 6:16 am

    I think frogs are very cute. Excellent article~


  4. Kate Smedley Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Now, these are much prettier than the ones in your last article! Stunning photos, informative and enjoyable, thank you.


  5. R J Evans Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Excellent work… it is a ashame that many species of amphibians probably only have a future as pets!


  6. Joe Dorish Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 8:36 am

    These guys have some magnificent colors! My nephew had a fire belly toad as a pet and it was fun catching crickets to feed it.


  7. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 9:04 am

    A brilliant article Nobert and stunning photography. I had no idea frogs could be so beautiful.

    Christine


  8. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 9:29 am

    These are beautiful but excuse me, I won’t have them as pets.


  9. The Quail Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 9:43 am

    These are beautiful;this is a great article.


  10. Juancav Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Cute,weird,and great stuff.


  11. twopenneth Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 10:29 am

    ive always been fascinated by frogs esp thoses who have bright colors. thanks for these


  12. Evelyn Moore Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Great, interesting, colourful – enjoyed this


  13. R.B. Parsley Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Nobert,
    I didn’t realize there were so many varieties of frogs. The photos were excellent and your article very informative. Keep up the great work, buddy!!! You come up with a lot of interesting subjects to write about.

    Randy


  14. Judy Sheldon Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Beautiful creatures. Thanks for the read.


  15. dee gold Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    my son is interested with the red eyed tree frog cause he watched it on Go, Diego,Go.


  16. clay hurtubise Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Great piece! Loved the pics: I think the Red-eyed Tree Frog has a relative doing commercials!
    Thanks,
    Clay


  17. PR Mace Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Outstanding article, Nobert. I love frogs.


  18. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    nobert, you have found more frogs than I knew existed. And most of them look so weird.


  19. Lost in Arizona Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Ah the red-eyed tree frog is perhaps one of my favorites.


  20. Mark Gordon Brown Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I keep red eyed tree frogs as pets. Good info.


  21. Brenda Nelson Says...

    On April 4, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Great link – for pets that most people don’t often consider


  22. MMV Abad Says...

    On April 5, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Colorful frogs.. Nah! We wouldn’t want these for pets :)


  23. Lex92 Says...

    On April 5, 2009 at 9:41 am

    how beautiful :D


  24. Mary Contrary Says...

    On April 5, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I have an Albino African Clawed Frog myself! His name is Bennett! Thanks for such a Great article, and the pictures are simply AWESOME! As RJ said, it’s a shame that for some, captivity will be their only future due to climate change and deforestation! Keep up the great articles! Love your stuff! Mary


  25. CutestPrincess Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 12:30 am

    very colorful… can they give us a colorful warts?


  26. S A JOHNSON Says...

    On April 8, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    They are beautiful


  27. Yovita Siswati Says...

    On April 13, 2009 at 5:58 am

    Beautiful frogs! I didn’t know frogs can be that colorful!


  28. quaggy Says...

    On May 31, 2009 at 11:28 am

    these froggies are such coooll cats! i laaaaaaaaaaaved looooking at themn and they have a certain beauty to them! thankyou for these, they have completed my life as a frog loverrrrrrrr!


  29. Annie Lestrange Says...

    On July 15, 2009 at 11:44 am

    The article is very interesting indeed, but since I’m fascinated for frogs and have researched a lot, there’s actually a mistake I’ve noticed.
    The golden dart frog, which is a common name for phyllobates terribilis, does not match the name you mentioned.
    Atelopus zeteki is not even a frog, it belongs to the True Toad family of species and is commonly called Panamanian Golden “Frog”. If you check some pictures out, you’ll immediately recognize the differences.


  30. Dark Fairy Says...

    On September 13, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Beautiful and colorful frogs. I love it.


  31. holly Says...

    On February 20, 2010 at 10:22 am

    do you know if u can handle frogs alot if the are your pets?


  32. ameera Says...

    On September 30, 2010 at 10:53 am

    are there grey or rainbow frogs and if there was is it lot? and are there sellers for the frogs? also do you know where the colorfull frogs lived?


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