Frogs are fun and interesting pets to keep. One of the most interesting things about them is naming them and watching them grow.
If you want to keep a frog pet, there are many species you will have to consider. Some are great for beginners, while others are not. Regardless of the species you choose, you will have to be prepared to take care of your frog pet for a long time. This is because most pet frogs live for a long time in captivity.
For example, a European Common Toad can live up to 40 years, while a Giant Toad can live for up to twenty years.
All frog species need to be fed well and regularly. So you will have to be prepared to give your amphibian friend a good and balanced diet of everything they can eat. Getting food for them at the pet store is nice but you will also have to consider other foods such as bugs and leaves and so on.
You will also have to be prepared to clean their tank regularly to prevent disease.
As a beginner, you might be tempted to choose a pet frog that is cool looking. However, you should not do this for cool-looking frog species rarely do much in the tank. You should go for frogs that are much more active such as tree frogs and aquatic frogs.
Here are some of the best baby frog name ideas:
Names for Baby Frogs and Toads
Fun Frog Names from Popular TV Shows, Comics, Video Games, and Books
- Alfredo – Is a key character in It’s a Groovy World, Alfredo! by Sean Taylor and a nice name for active and intelligent frogs.
- Amphibious – Is a powerful character in Marvel’s X-men comic. You can give this name to any strong and powerful frog.
- Baron Dante – Is a video game character in Croc: Legend of the Gobbos and a great name for big and fearsome frogs/ toads.
- Binyah – Is a key character in Gullah Island and a brilliant name for jumpy and active frogs.
- Captain Green – Is an environmental activist frog in the popular Clean and Green ads in Asia and a great name for green and active frogs.
- Clyde – Is a character’s pet in South Park and a great name for cool frogs.
- Croaker – Is a character in Kermit’s Swamp Years and a good name for croaky frogs.
- Darel – Is a character in the Kulipari comic series and a great name for brown and active frogs since the character is brown and active.
- Freddie – Is the main character in the Freddie Frog comic strip and a great name for friendly and jumpy frogs.
- Froakie – Is a video game character in Pokémon and a great name for blue or colorful frogs.
- Gabi – Is a character in Rio 2 and a good name for calm/ relaxed pet frogs.
- Kermit – Is the main character in The Muppets and perhaps the most popular frog name. You can give this name to any green frog.
- King Harold – Is a character in Shrek and the perfect name for lazy but good-looking frogs.
- Mr. Toad – Is a key character in Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad and a great name for both frogs and toads.
- Pepe – Is a frog character that features in the Boy’s Club comic and a great name for any pet frog that is cool and calm.
- Princess Tiana – Is the princess in The Princess and the Frog and, therefore, a great name for princessy frogs.
- Principal Pixiefrog – Is a character in My Gym Partner is a Monkey and a great name for small frogs.
- Slippy Toad – Is a video game character in Star Fox and a brilliant name for frogs with wet skins.
Other fun frog names to consider
- Annie Girl
- Bud Weiser
- Lilly Paddy
- Lone Star
- Montezuma (Monty)
- Mr. Sticky
- Tutti Frutti
Other Important Information about Pet Frogs
Frogs are great pets for the right people. However, you should not just go out into the wild to capture a frog and keep it as a pet. This is because wild frogs are facing extinction
because of disease and human activities. If you want a pet frog, you should buy one that is captive-bred in a reputable pet shop and is healthy and safe to keep as a pet. Capturing a wild frog to keep not only contributes to their extinction but is also unlawful in many Western countries.
Caring for a Pet Frog
If you take good care of a pet frog, it will live for quite a long time. Therefore, you should prepare to take care of a pet frog for a long time if you really want to get one. The average lifespan for a frog is 4 to 15 years. If you take good care of your froggy buddy, it can live longer than 15 years.
Many frogs usually start small but grow into big frogs. At the pet store, you might find and buy a tiny-looking frog but you should not assume that it will stay like that forever. Some species like the African bullfrogs grow to be relatively long and fat. Therefore, if you are building or buying a tank for a pet frog you want to buy, you should make sure it is going to be spacious enough.
Big frogs often don’t move around a lot, while the smaller species are usually quite active. You should keep this in mind when choosing a pet frog specie to call your own.
Setting up a Pet Frog Enclosure
When setting up a frog enclosure, you should do everything possible to create the most conducive environment for your new pet to thrive and be happy. The most conducive environment should obviously factor in the right heat, humidity, and water requirements for the frog species you want to buy.
Some frog species hibernate. Therefore, you should do everything possible to make sure they have the right conditions for hibernating when it is time for them to do so.
The most common frog enclosure usually is the one with 50 percent water and 50 percent land environment.
Upon setting up your frog tank and introducing your new buddy, you should always clean it up to prevent illness.
Different frog species eat different things. However, generally speaking, most pet frogs eat live pre such as grasshoppers, moths, caterpillars, worms, and crickets.
You can buy live prey from pet stores. You can also supplement the live prey with the fresh vegetables you eat.
In addition to food, you should always have freshwater in the tank for your frog to drink and do froggy things in.
The Best Species for Beginners
The best frog species for beginners are the hardy species that do not require a lot of care. They include Pacman Frogs, American Green Tree Frogs, African Clawed Frogs, White’s Tree Frogs, Oriental Fire-Bellied Toads, and Dwarf Frogs.
Perhaps the best frogs to keep are the Oriental Fire-Bellied Toads. This is because they are quite active and somewhat easy to maintain. You will probably never get bored taking care of them.
As you can see from the information above, there are many fun names you can give to your frog or toad. The best ones include Kermit, Mr. Toad, Alfredo, Baron Dante, King Harold, Darwin, Pepe, and Slippy Toad. From the information above, I am sure you can also easily tell that taking care of a pet frog is not a walk in the park; it is not the easiest thing to do.
You need to prepare well and to commit to taking good care of your new pet if you want it to be around for long. That said, if you are really excited about getting a frog, you should go ahead a do it. It is a different and somewhat challenging but quite rewarding experience to be a frog parent.