Amphibians are an intriguing group of animals with a range of interesting adaptations, including the ability of some amphibians to breathe through their skin. Sadly there have been dramatic declines in recent years of many amphibian populations, and the devastation extends right across the world.
There are several reasons for this, but it is humans who are having by far the biggest impact, including the pet trade. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep amphibians as pets, but it does mean you should be extremely careful about who you buy your amphibians from, where they got them from, and any infections the animals could be carrying. Anything else is simply irresponsible. More details are given in the individual sections.
Having said all of the above, if sourced from a respectable breeder and free from infection, there are many amphibians that can make excellent pets. Frogs are often popular, and there are plenty to choose from, as they make up around 90% of known amphibian species. Other amphibian possibilities include newts, toads and salamanders. Many of these have quite specific requirements that must be met if you want to keep them alive and healthy, but some are more suitable for beginners, and they’re definitely worth the effort – the pure brilliant bizarreness of the Axolotl is testament to that.
Here at Exotic Pets Resources, we aim to provide everything you need to know when it comes to caring for your amphibian pets, including detailed care sheets along with recommended products and supplies to keep your amphibian happy.
To explore the different species covered on this site, either use the drop-down menu at the top of the page or take a look at the complete list of amphibians below:
African Dwarf Frog
Fire Belly Toad
The site is constantly expanding and new species are added every day, so if you can’t find what you’re looking for, it’s worth checking back sometime soon!