Frog & Amphibian Care

Five Great Beginner Pet Frogs

Frogs (and toads) are often the very first herp that keepers interact with. Mine were toads that I caught in the neighborhood canal near my school. We held the adults until they pee’d in our hands and even grabbed the…

Aussie Vet Sews Up Hole On Tiny Treefrog

A veterinarian in Australia performed a successful surgery on a green tree frog that had a hole in its chest. Brisbane veterinarian Dr. Meaghan Barrow told ABC Radio Brisbane that the little amphibian, which measured less than 2 cm in…

Keeping White's Treefrogs

Few frogs are as instantly recognizable as the chubby White's treefrog (Ranoidea caerulea). So named after John White, who first described the species in 1790, White's treefrogs tend to be mostly green or teal, even though their scientific name refers…

Care and Breeding the Vietnamese Mossy Frog

Like many good things, it all started with a book. When I was a child, a weekly visit to the library resulted in some frustration. I had checked out a book on reptiles and amphibians only to come across a…

Toads Of The United States

If you want to keep any of the common North American toads as pets, keep in mind that they hide most of the time.

Natural History And Captive Care Of The Colorado River Toad

Ranging from extreme southeast California to extreme southwest New Mexico and south into Mexico (Behler and King 1979) and at a staggering 3 - 7 inches (7.7 - 17.9 cm), the Colorado River toad, Bufo alverius (some may argue the not formally accepted…

The Fire-Bellied Toad

Some hobbyists have a tendency to look down upon fire-bellied toads. They’re for beginners, they say, a cheap alternative to more exotic species such as dart frogs and tree frogs with price tags several times that of an ordinary Bombina…