How to Care for a Green Frog

Want to own a Green Frog? Here are a few steps on how to care for it.


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    Research. Check with your local state law to see if Green frogs are legal to own.
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    Finding a frog. You can either go to your local pond or go to the pet store or go online and see if you could find the frog.
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    Choosing a frog. When you picking a frog, you want to make sure that it's healthy and without any abnormal features like skinny stomachs, weak legs, or cloudy eyes.
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    Setting up its Habitat. A 10 gallon (37.9 L) aquarium is suitable for one or two frogs. If you have more, increase the tank size. A half land/half water set-up or a terrestrial set-up is good enough for the frog.
    • Make sure you have a top so that the frog can't get out.
    • If you use gravel, make sure it's large enough for the frog not to swallow. Water depth should be 3–4 inches (7.6–10.2 cm).
    • Soil or sphagnum moss is suitable.
    • Make sure you have a water dish large enough for the frog to soak in. Tadpoles can handle an aquarium filled water.
    • Add hiding spaces like caves or plants for your frog/tadpole. #*You can use a fluorescent light for the frog to bask on and to get its nutrients.
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    Feeding the frog Live Crickets, mealworms, earthworms and small feeder fish are a good diet for a green frog. You can use Vitamin D3 to powder the frog's food. You can get it from your local pet store.
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    Cleaning the tank. When cleaning the frog's tank, you want to remove the frog into a little container while you clean. Use 1% of bleach solution to clean the tank. When pouring the dirty water out, use a tank vacuum cleaner or turkey baster. Wash the rocks and furniture with hot water to kill the germs.


  • To determine the gender of the frog, the male always have a yellow throat or belly and large eardrums. Females have white bellies and small eardrums.
  • Putting your frog or tadpole in a well decorated aquarium will make them happy.


  • Don't use too much bleach or soap for it is sensitive to the frog's skin and cause it to die.
  • Never catch food out in the wild to feed your frog. It may contain harmful pesticides or chemicals that can kill it.
  • If there's anything wrong with your frog, take it to a vet to get it checked up.

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