10 Different Types of Tree Frogs

Below is a list of a few different types of tree frogs that are available in today’s pet market. Some tree frog species can be high maintenance animals, so make sure to do some reading on tree frog care before getting one.

Amazon Milk Frog

Amazon Milk Frog, photo by Leszek Leszczynski

Amazon Milk Frog

The Amazon milk frog is a very fun, robust, and hardy species of tree frogs. Properly kept milk frogs can live up to 8 years in captivity.  Their common name ‘milk frog’ refers to the poisonous, white, milky secretion that this frog secretes when threatened.

  • Price: $59.99

Barking Tree Frog

Barking Tree Frog, photo by
Wikimedia

Barking Tree Frog

Barking tree frogs are light green in coloration with brown spots all long it’s back. Unlike other tree frogs, this tree frog is heavier-bodied with a more granular skin. Averaging about 2 – 2 1/2 inches in length, the barking tree frog is said to be one of the larger sized tree frog species found in the Southeast.

  • Price: $14.99

Cuban Tree Frog

Cuban Tree Frog, photo by Wikimedia

Cuban Tree Frog

The cuban tree frog is one of the most invasive species of tree frogs found in South Florida.This is the perfect frog for beginners since they are hardy, easy to come by, and are fairly cheap. Their size ranges anywhere from 2 – 5 inches in length, making them one of the bigger sized tree frog species in North America.

  • Price: $2.99 – $9.99

Glass Tree Frog

Glass Tree Frog, photo by
Andrew Snyder

Glass Tree Frog

They call this frog the glass tree frog because of it’s somewhat transparency skin on it’s underside. Although it appears as a green colored frog on top, you can almost see all its internal organs from its underside due to it’s clear skin. They stay relatively small ranging from only 20 – 30 millimeters in size, so you can set up a nice little community of them in a small vivarium if you’d like.

  • Price: $34.99

Red Eyed Tree Frog

Red Eyed Tree Frog, photo by
Danel Solabarrieta

Red Eyed Tree Frog

The red-eyed tree frog is probably one of the most beautiful tree frogs to buy. Their neon colors make them stand out in pretty much any vivarium setup. Their colors are bright neon blue, green, orange, and red. If you are looking for a show piece in your living room, this is the frog to get. Be careful though, they can sometimes be a little hard to care for.

  • Price: $29.99 – $39.99

Tiger Leg Tree Frog

Ocellaris Clownfish, Captive-Bred, photo by
Bernard DUPONT

Tiger Leg Tree Frog

The tiger leg tree frog has a similar body structure as the red-eyed tree frog, but carries different colors on its skin. Coming from the Amazon Rainforest, the tiger leg tree frog spends most of its days up in trees and in a humid environment. Although they are similar to red eyed tree frogs, they are sometimes hard to come across in the pet trade, and when you do come across them, they are usually wild-caught (not born in captivity) which makes them hard to acclimate to captivity.

  • Price: $23.99

Mossy Frog

Mossy Frog, photo by
Ashley somplack

Vietnamese Mossy Tree Frog

The Vietnamese mossy tree frog (a.k.a mossy frog) is probably the coolest tree frog on our list to own. Their unique skin makes them look exactly like a patch of moss when sleeping. Due to their uniqueness, they are sometimes hard to come across at most pet stores. However, if you do come across one, embrace its stunning coloration and skin appearance. It’s definitely not something you’d want to miss seeing.

  • Price: $44.99 – $129.99

Waxy Monkey Tree Frog

Waxy Monkey Tree Frog, photo by Wild-Type

Waxy Monkey Tree Frog

The waxy monkey tree frog is an awesome amphibian, reaching lengths of only 3 inches. The difference between this tree frog from others is that this frog actually prefers a drier and warmer climate than most other tree frogs. Rather than hopping, they walk in the trees like a monkey, which gives them their nickname “monkey tree frog”. The “waxy” part comes in due to their waxy skin appearance.

  • Price: $69.99 – $109.99

White Lipped Tree Frog

Mossy Frog, photo by
Wikimedia

White Lipped Tree Frog

The white lipped tree frog’s body is usually a bright leaf green, which contrasts nicely to its solid white lip and lighter green dots on its sides. When hunting, the white lipped tree frog can turn to a brown color to better disguise itself to sneak up on its prey. Reaching 4 – 5.5 inches in length, the white lipped tree frog is one of the largest tree frogs in the world.

  • Price: $250 – $260

Whites Tree Frog

Whites Tree Frog, photo by
Wikimedia

Whites Tree Frog

The whites tree frog is the most common type of pet tree frog in captivity today. They are quite hardy with a reputation of being one of the easiest tree frogs to care for in the pet trade. If you like a little variety and uniqueness, the whites tree frog can sometimes be bought with blue eyes. Being a little more unique with blue eyes, the price will be a little higher.

 

  • Price: $29.99

 

The type of tree frog that you are looking for may or may not be on here. There are many more tree frog species being sold at different locations ranging from all sorts of colors like blue, red, yellow, orange, green, and etc… The prices also vary in different locations. The more rare the tree frog is in your area, the more money it will cost you to get one. Sometimes, buying online will save you a lot of money.

Whats Your Favorite Type of Tree Frog?

Do you know of another type of tree frog that makes a great pet? What’s your favorite type of tree frog? Share with us your thoughts and recommendations below in the comments section.

7 comments to 10 Types of Tree Frogs

  • Mel

    Wow. That mossy tree frog is super cool. That’s definitely on my to get list.

  • Bethany N Kofnovec

    I have a tree frog I don’t see on here, I’m in texas and the tree frog I found on a tree in my front yard is camo, looks like the bark on the tree. It’s a gray color.

  • Rapunzel

    Hi, so a friend of a friend was getting rid of a white tree frog that I know have I have only had him/ her not to sure of the sex of it… I have had this frog a couple weeks now and een reading a lot of different things on this type of frog and how to keep the enclosure, I have seen it eat, I have gotten him cricket, mealworms, blue caterpillars…. but I have never seen the frog leave the floor of the tank…. not to sure..? Could there be a reason for this?? And if so how can I help change its behavior, or habitat… to ensure a better life for him/her please help

    • Billy

      Hello Rapunzel,
      My whites tree frogs normally are suctioned to the glass or up in the foliage somewhere, not normally on the floor. Do you think you can post a pic of your setup? Also, what are the temperatures in the enclosure? Stick to crickets for the majority of the diet from now on. Mealworms have a harder exoskeleton than most insects and are harder to digest. And I am not sure of any pet store that sells blue caterpillars (unless you are referring to hornworms). So if these blue caterpillars are wild caught from outside, avoid them. They could be making your whites tree frog sick.

      Do you see him/her awake and exploring at night?

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