To some parents, finding out their kid wants a pet frog may be thrilling. To others, it’s unnerving. As it turns out, frogs (and toads) make great pets. Compared to dogs and cats, they are incredibly low maintenance. There are certainly frogs that require more attention than others, so we rounded up ten frog species that make good pets for kids, as well as everything you need to know about caring for them. These frogs (and toads) require very little upkeep beyond maintaining a specific temperature and humidity, and they tend to be pretty resilient. Our biggest piece of advice: Research the type you buy. Frogs aren’t dogs, but each species has unique needs that must be met.
Note: The CDC doesn’t recommend amphibians or reptiles as pets for kids under the age of 5.