Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Pets & Pet Care  > Pet Frog

Pet Frog Cost


How Much Does a Pet Frog Cost?

 
low costEach Frog: $10-$90average costFrog Tank: $20-$250+
post Post    

Frogs are amphibians, which means they live both in water and on land. They are popular as pets for their spectacular colors, compelling physique and jumping ability. And for an exotic pet, they are quite low-maintenance.

Typical costs:

  • Frogs come in a variety of species. More common pet frogs cost under $10, while the rarer frogs cost up to $90.
  • More common pet frogs include the African dwarf frog and Whites tree frog. These are small, easy to care for, and active, making them good frogs for "beginner" frog owners as well as for children. They exhibit the characteristics that typify a frog, so they won't disappoint. At Petco.com[1] , an African dwarf frog costs under $3 while a Whites tree frog costs $23 at PetSolutions.com[2] . More exotic frogs, like the red eyed tree frog and the green and black auratus dart frog, cost $60 or $70 at the same site.
Related articles: Fish, Turtle, Hermit Crab

What should be included:
  • Consider what purpose owning a frog will serve. Is it to marvel at the unique coloring or to be amused at its antics? Frogs vary in activity level. Be sure to get one that will live up to your expectations.
Additional costs:
  • Most frogs do fine on a diet of crickets. For $17, 250 crickets -- or a three-month supply -- can be purchased at Petco.com.
  • Some people opt to buy containers to keep their crickets in so they don't have to make frequent trips to the pet store for food for their frogs. A cricket keeper costs $4.
  • The type of aquarium set-up needed will depend on the species of frog chosen and its typical habitat. Some frogs are best adapted to a dry climate, while others live totally in water, and some are adapted to living in tree branches and need a tall tank to live in. The most common set-up is with half water and half dry land, according to AllAboutFrogs.org[3] . A tank with lights, a heat source or other required options can cost anywhere from $20-$250+. For example, a Star Wars-themed 13.2"x7.2"x7.2" aquatic frog habitat[4] for watching tadpoles turn into frogs sells for around $30, while Florida Herps sells a complete 12"x12"x18" tree frog habitat kit with a basking lamp plus temeperature and humidity guages for $220.
Shopping for a pet frog:
  • The American Veterinary Medical Association has a downloadable brochure titled Selecting an Amphibian[5] that provides an overview on what to consider when considering an amphibian such as a frog as a pet.
  • anapsid.org[6] provides a list of how to care for a green tree frog, a common variety. This should serve as a good jumping off point in researching whether or not a frog is a good pet choice.
post Post    
CostHelper News


Forgotten Expenses In a Home Addition Budget
Items like construction costs, permit fees or debris removal aren't the only expenses to consider when calculating the total costs of a home remodeling project. || Posted August 5 2013


7 Lesser-Known Discounts for the 50+ Crowd
As they age, members of the Baby Boomer generation don't like to admit that they're senior citizens, but they love getting discounts. It's kind of a quandary, because some of the best deals available are reduced prices for older folks. || Posted October 21 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Pet Frog
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Type of Frig: Type of Tank: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.petco.com/product/101059/African-Dwarf-Frog.aspx
  2.  www.petsolutions.com/default.aspx?ItemId=7520L&EID=7515L&SID=FROOGLE
  3.  allaboutfrogs.org/info/housing/index.html
  4.  www.amazon.com/Milton-Star-Wars-Dagobah-Habitat/dp/B001UZRPJI
  5.  /ebusiness.avma.org/EBusiness50/ProductCatalog/product.aspx?ID=223
  6.  www.anapsid.org/greentreefrog.html
More Pets & Pet Care Topics
Check Out All Costs for Pets & Pet Care How Much Does Cat Spay or Neuter Cost? How Much Does Raising Chickens Cost? How Much Does Owning a Dog Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Men's Schwinn Ranger Bike from Target -- pre-assembled!
Paid: 190.00
After reading this article I decided to go the budget route. I looked online and saw Target seemed to carry adult bikes, so I went to my local Target and they were out-of-stock, but they sent me to an even bigger Target... [more]
-boughtalowendbike
Bike Cost
Spayed
Paid: 70.00
... [more]
-Bamagirl
Dog Spay or Neuter Cost
Custom awning 19' x 4' installed
Paid: 1300.00
Cost includes making n instaling... [more]
-Gail Avist
Fabric Awning Cost
full repipe 2600 square feet
Paid: 16000.00
full repipe with PEX, included 3 bathrooms, 1 kitchen and 1 wet bar... [more]
-Patrisha (Trisha) Roth
Re-Piping a House Cost
Cost and Wearablity
Paid: 10000.00
Prostodontist in Mesa, AZ has quoted me $10,000 for full dentures NOT to include extractions (to be done elsewhere). He offers uppers and lowers immediate with a permanent set approx. 6 months later... [more]
-First Time Dentures
Dentures Cost
High cost not covered by insurance
Paid: 260.00
Must lower price or include with Medicare and insrance. Doctor charged $200 for 10 minute visit. Approval time by pa... [more]
-Anthony melle
Medical Marijuana Cost