Pickerel Frog

Rana palustris

Order: Anura

Family: Ranidae

Natural History Information

Range and Habitat


Ecosystem Role

Husbandry Information

Housing Requirements

  • Life Cycle Natural History Relevant Information
  • Temperature, Humidity, Light Cycles
  • Substrate:
  • Social Housing/Colony Management
  • Other General Housing Requirements or Management information

Diet Requirements

  • Life Cycle Relevant Information
  • Diet under human care

Veterinary Concerns


  • Behavioral Relevant Information
  • Environmental Enrichment
  • Behavioral Enrichment
  • Schedule
  • Other Enrichment Resources


  • Behaviors Trained
  • Reinforcers used & schedule of reinforcement

Programmatic Information

Messaging Themes

  • Threats and Conservation Status
  • Interesting Natural History Information
  • Did you know…

Handling & Presentation Tips

Use Guidelines

Public Contact and Interaction Guidelines

Transportation Tips

Crating Techniques

Temperature Guidelines

Acquisition Information

Look for specialty/exotic rescues such as:


Comments from the Rating System

  •  Pittsburgh Zoo: While fairly easy to care for, they are much smaller in size than some of the other frogs and toads available. They stressed out more quickly with larger groups and were harder to see.

Contributors and Citations