How to Farm Frogs

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Many people all over the world engage in frog farming. This kind of activity can be a start of business venture.

Raising and selling the frogs can make huge profit.

Starting a frog farm is feasible as long as you have an ideal habitat for frogs. Running a frog farm can be a profitable venture as testified by successful frog farmers. If you are raising frogs you can be a distributor of tadpoles, adult frogs and frog eggs to some food establishments that offer exotic foods. In raising a frog farm you need to take into account the necessary factors in the life of a frog.

Life Cycle and Growth

Bullfrogs usually lay eggs during spring in shallow standing water and temperate climates. A female frog can lay about 10,000 to 25,000 eggs that can be hatch within 3 weeks and eventually will turn out as tadpoles. The bullfrog tadpoles are vegetarians and spend most of the time looking for bottom algae and microscopic plants. However, you should keep in mind that frogs are cold blooded animals and grows slowly. This means that this trait is not ideal for farming because the growth rate depends on the climate and food supply. It would take you about 2 to three years to harvest a mature bullfrog.

Artificial Feeding

One of the critical processes of culturing frogs is the feeding. If the frogs are not given enough foods they can be susceptible to disease. This would reduce the harvestable population. Nevertheless, if you are raising frogs outdoors they can get natural foods but for cultured frogs supplemental feeding should be given. Aside from soft plants, you can also feed tadpoles with boiled potatoes, chicken viscera and other meat scraps. Be careful in feeding frog scraps as it may transmit disease. On the other hand, feeding the adult frogs is more difficult as you should feed them with small insects. The bad point about feeding adult frogs is that they would not accept non-moving food. That is why some frog farmers use motorized trays with silkworm that simulate moving animals. In this sense, many frog producers find difficulties in feeding adult frogs because of the inadequacy of live foods.

Pond Design

Another consideration in raising frogs is the pond design. You can design a round or square ponds with shallow bays, numerous islands and coves. Likewise, constructing a series of narrow ditches is also a good idea in developing frog habitat. Make sure that the depth of the water is enough to protect the tadpoles and adult frogs from extreme temperatures. However, frogs can thrive in shallow water as they normally feed and rest in shallow waters. In addition, you should ensure that the quality of the water is suitable to grow frogs. Otherwise, you will not be successful in your frog farm.


  • 1. princemir said on 12/14/2010 1:46:36 PM
    I am a Bangladeshi a south east Asia n country. I would like to inform you that am interested in frog farming . would you kindly give me some suggestion that is how can start it and its future and marketing policy commercial feasibility how many countries are farming frog ,now etc. with best regards, pincemir
  • 2. princemir said on 12/16/2010 11:44:06 AM
    Dear Sir/madam this is for your kind information to answer my queries that where can export the frog in global market and how much demand now a days for frog legs and tell me name of the country which import the frog or frog legs and what is the price per kg frog legs and alive frog
  • 3. Tjahyadi Nugroho said on 12/20/2010 9:43:32 AM
    I live in jakarta, Indonesia, I'd like to start frog farming, I need knowledge about green frog or giant frog
  • 4. Josh belgard said on 1/1/2011 9:55:50 PM
    I'm raising 3 bullfrog tadpoles and I was just wondering does anybody have any tips on farming them when they are mature because i'm planning on frog farming and they are going to be my first group that I cook. but before i do that i'm going to breed them so then that there will be more when i cook the parents..any more info on frog farming?
  • 5. danielle said on 1/31/2011 9:52:58 PM
    Hi, I would like to raise green frogs for export purpose. Can you advise me on the global market price for frogs and their general demand?
  • 6. srinivaskunduri said on 2/3/2011 3:44:00 AM
    i am living in Hyderabad, Andhrapradeshstate, india a south east Asia n country. I would like to inform you that am interested in frog farming . would you kindly give me some suggestion that is how can start it and its future and marketing policy commercial feasibility how many countries are farming frog ,now etc. with best regards, pincemir and where can i export the frog in global market and how much demand now a days for frog legs and tell me name of the country which import the frog or frog legs and what is the price per kg frog legs and alive frog
  • 7. Azar Azar said on 2/26/2011 11:24:15 AM
    Hello, good day, I'm living in Alma Zgharta North of Lebanon ,and I would like to start a farm frog so please i need your advise.
  • 8. Mike Best said on 2/28/2011 5:22:31 PM
    I currently reside in St Charles Mo. and plan to move to southern mo. or eastern Ky. I just retired and I'm interested in frog farming. Please contact me when you can so I can talk with you about frog farming.
  • 9. James expert adviser said on 2/28/2011 7:43:58 PM
    @Mike Best, can you clear me some points like are you planning for starting a frog farm or you have experience and interested to help others.

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • 10. Simon Sjerps said on 4/22/2011 4:10:31 AM
    Hello please advice me, i started a frog farm in thailand, i looking for export but to where ? and what is kg prizes
  • 11. irshad said on 6/10/2011 3:07:27 PM
    i am from hyderabad india. i am interested in frog farming.i need someone to assist me and guide me in setting up the farm to breed frogs.
  • 12. pradeep deb said on 6/28/2011 11:31:54 AM
  • 13. narjit said on 8/12/2011 11:16:27 PM
    hi i am from malaysia how can i get in to frog farming and is there any reading materials u can suggest for me to read thank you
  • 14. karim ahmed said on 8/15/2011 7:37:23 PM
    i am from Egypt I am interested in frog farming and don't know how to start and which countries import frog legs ?could you please tell me
  • 15. Manzur Murshed said on 8/26/2011 4:05:44 PM
    Need technical Assistance - commercial Frog Farming.
  • 16. Joseph said on 11/1/2011 4:20:43 AM
    I am in Zimbabwe (Africa)and want to understand more about frog farming. This is likely to be mainly for export. How are the markets like?
  • 17. A M Elias Hossain said on 12/9/2011 5:51:37 AM
    Dear Sir, I live in Dinajpur district in Bangladesh. I have enough farming space. I am interested in from farming and export. Can you please advice me about frog farming in Bangladesh. Mainly environmental and economical feasibility.Best regards.
  • 18. Shameem said on 1/1/2012 9:11:08 AM
    Hi sir, I am from bangladesh, want to start frog farming. could you please advise how to start firming. best regards shameem
  • 19. james trudeau said on 1/3/2012 4:32:43 PM
    hi my name is jim i live in Quebec i have 177 acres with a lake 3 or 4 swamps i'm interested in frog farming, what do i do. thanks jim
  • 20. Syam Kumar Balakrishnan.V.K said on 2/3/2012 8:52:51 AM
    I am from Bangalore. I want to make a business in frog farming. Please send me the ideas and some video clips. Thank You, Syam
  • 21. harinarayana raja said on 2/11/2012 11:03:45 PM
    i need to start a frog farm in india, pls do guide me.
  • 22. Hemendra said on 2/28/2012 6:29:07 AM
    Dear Sir, I live in Halol district in Panchmahal -Gujarat. I am INTERESTED IN FROG FARMING. This is likely to be mainly for export. How are the markets like? what is the price per kg frog legs and alive frog Regards, Hemendra
  • 23. Kent said on 3/5/2012 8:50:32 PM
    Hello, I own 10 acres on the northern edge of the Everglades in south Florida. I know that this is a prime frog growing environment. My land spends 4 to 5 months a year under water. I could put in some ditches to regulate the water year round. Is there a good market for frogs right now?
  • 24. White said on 5/27/2012 6:40:39 AM
    I would like to inform you that I am interesting in frog farming . would you kindly give me some suggestion that is how can start it and its future and marketing policy commercial feasibility how many countries are farming frog. Also it's appreciated in advance if you could introduce me related international market for sale the harvest. Regards
  • 25. john said on 6/9/2012 8:37:26 AM
    i have a frog farm in Thailand with over 20,000 frogs and want to sell them! A sweet operation but don't know about marketing them. john
  • 26. Stan said on 8/14/2012 10:39:16 PM
    Would like to establish a renewable/harvesting bullfrog population on my pond. Any thoughts appreciated.
  • 27. Ken Liu said on 9/1/2012 11:39:20 AM
    Hi sir, I am from Singapore, want to start frog farming. could you please advise how to start this business. But my farm will located at Malaysia ,New Zealand and Indonesia. best regards. Ken Liu
  • 28. Keith said on 9/8/2012 9:25:04 AM
    I am looking into starting a frog farming business in Mississippi. Have found little information and want to get as much as possible to ensure we get this right from the start. Thanks for posting and any help you can provide.
  • 29. diamantis said on 9/12/2012 5:03:09 AM
    i am located in north greece , interested in farming frogs for exporting. the farms will located at albania , greece , serbia . i want to visit frog farm in Mediterranean area or anywhere else you will propose me . thank you , waiting you response
  • 30. Mostafa Shiblee said on 9/28/2012 2:38:13 AM
    I am coming to Thailand on the 30th September 2012 and Malaysia on 5th October 2012 and would like to see frog and turtle farms, if any. Does any one know if they exist there?
  • 31. Elton said on 11/20/2012 11:16:49 AM
    hello!(responding to "@diamantis"). i am from the south of Albania. i am interested in frog farming and i have the land for it.e-mail me your phone number (or any other way to contact you) at:
  • 32. saimum said on 12/9/2012 11:07:52 PM
    can u plz tell me about frog farming? how i start ? what they feed? how its commercial demand?
  • 33. Sravan said on 12/18/2012 3:48:41 AM
    I am from southern part of india and i'm interested to do frog farming so u please advice me how to start and where can I export and is this legal to do this please kindly assist me with all the relevant information. Thank you
  • 34. T HTun said on 1/11/2013 4:30:46 AM
    I am from Myanmar ( Burma ). I would like to start business in frog farming & breeding. Please let me know the guideline. Thank You Very Much, T H Tun
  • 35. hamed said on 2/11/2013 10:56:31 AM
    hi. i'm living in iran & i interested to do frog farming, people in iran don't eat frog and i want to export Products to other countries, how do you think about this? and if it is possible for you send for me the price of frogs in your country, thanks a lot,
  • 36. WATH said on 2/16/2013 12:36:45 AM
    I am a Cambodian and I intend to raise bullfrog due to it is popular commodity with good price year-round. I try to search information from the internet but limited inputs encountered. Even that, I keep up trying to learn more on this business. And, I can get good information in terms of technical manual on Frog raising from all friend and vice-versa, respectively. Friend can contact me via (855) 97 580 1111. With regards, Wath
  • 37. Edison said on 2/28/2013 12:41:08 PM
    I came from Malaysia interested to start Frog farm but seek more advices from anyone who had experienced in the same capacity. Thanks Edison
  • 38. maksud 480 said on 3/10/2013 5:03:03 PM
    I am from bangladesh, i am really interested in frog farming. i need to know what types of frog are popular globally. i also need to know the easy marketing plans for frog farming. i have got financial solvency to start frog business, and i also have enough enough land for it.
  • 39. J erry V. Canlas said on 4/2/2013 1:51:11 PM
    Please send me relevant information in raising frogs in North/Central Florida. Thank You.
  • 40. Khaled said on 4/4/2013 6:53:45 AM
    I am from Egypt. I would like to start business in frog farming & breeding. Please let me know the guideline , such as links for videos , how to feed them ...etc Thank You Very Much
  • 41. keith said on 4/8/2013 9:40:43 AM
    i am moving to thailand, and looking for small business to pay bills, any help would be good, thank you.
  • 42. Doychin Terziyski said on 5/29/2013 3:24:57 AM
    I am from Bulgaria, city - Plovdiv. I would like to start business in frog farming & breeding. Please let me know the guideline. We have Rana ridibunda. Where I can export the frog in global market and how much demand now a days for frog legs and tell me name of the country which import the frog or frog legs and what is the price per kg frog legs and alive frog? I have enough farming pond space.Thanks for posting and any help you can provide
  • 43. shahdad said on 6/3/2013 10:14:27 AM
    How can I find importer of frog from Iran? I would be appreciate it.
  • 44. Farshid Ranjbaran said on 6/14/2013 1:06:54 PM
    Hi sir, I'm from Iran. I need some information about frog business in below aspects: Buying larvae more than 5000 kg(5 tons) in a year. Buying tadpoles more than 5000 kg in a year. Frog meat exports. Thanks...
  • 45. Sam NGO said on 6/17/2013 3:00:16 AM
    Hi, there my name is Sam. now doing frog business in chiang rai.
  • 46. Ravinaryan said on 7/11/2013 2:16:23 AM
    I am interested in doing this but I am having a hard time finding a place to buy tadpoles in bangalore. Where can I buy them from in bangalore or a near by place. Also where can I get the food from once I do get them.
  • 47. Rodney said on 7/20/2013 1:32:42 AM
    I am located in Goa, India. I would like to have a project feasibility report, if possible. I want to do a project viability study for Goa. Seeking yr help. Rodney D 'Silva
  • 48. Md. Shahariar Nazim Khan said on 7/24/2013 12:42:49 AM
    Also I am interested to start a frog farm. But I have no idea about it. My country is Bangladesh, City is Gazipur near of dhaka Dhaka. Pls. inform me, How to start, farming, proses and export ? so i am waiting for your reply
  • 49. Judith Valdez said on 8/5/2013 3:25:47 PM
    Rio grande city texas that is really south close to Mexico I really want to start a frog business. To sale to local schools and fish markets and Restaurant I need more information Please help
  • 50. Jhini gonsalves said on 11/1/2013 1:52:39 AM
    I want to start frog farming business in a small area. So I want to know about all details about frog farming. Please send me the all details. I want to start it shortly. I also know about different type of frogs.
  • 51. mehdi said on 11/10/2013 8:05:03 AM
    i am interested to start frog farm in north of iran and looking for some one to guide me in this way
  • 52. Khandaker Shafiul Azam said on 11/18/2013 5:58:22 AM
    Dear Concern, I am planning to set up a frog farming business at Mullarhat area Bagerhat in Bangladesh. Land area is 7 acre. Need your suggestion. Khandaker Shafiul Azam, Uttara, Dhaka-1230
  • 53. Abdur Razzak Raj said on 11/23/2013 4:05:24 AM
    Hi Sir, I am from Bangladesh, City -Rangpur. I want to start frog farming. But i have no idea about it. Could you please advise me on the global market price for frogs and their general demand? So i am waiting for your reply. Best regards ABDUR RAZZAK
  • 54. Ong Chun Seong said on 1/2/2014 3:08:12 AM
    Hi Sir, I am from Penang, Malaysia. I have just started the bull frog farming but i'm afraid of the selling... any recommended oversea market for me... any contact number which i able to call and make a deal? thank... CS Ong
  • 55. DeShawn Carter said on 1/3/2014 6:17:22 PM
    hi I am from to Stockton area in Stockton California I would like to start a frog farm I would like information on what type of frogs ice and raised and profits in gangs prophets and
  • 56. Leticia Intravia said on 3/19/2014 3:03:19 PM
    I want to know more on how to raise frog in the backyard we live in San Jose,California
  • 57. Alnajdi said on 3/26/2014 5:28:12 AM
    Am from state of Kuwait please advise best frog for farming. How can we get the eggs of this type. Regards
  • 58. oyo said on 5/5/2014 1:19:11 AM
    i want to import eat-ready frogs. Producers please contact me at
  • 59. Mohammad said on 5/5/2014 5:26:45 PM
    I am writing to you regarding to run a frog farming business in uk and my lands area is around 10 acres .could you please recommend an expert for consulting purposes .I look forward to hearing from you.
  • 60. Alain Dutruy said on 7/21/2014 1:41:43 AM
    I would like to start a frog farm in Ranong province in southern Thailand and am looking for another farm (possibly in my area) to buy some breeding couples; can you please help me? Thanks in advance. Regards
  • 61. SASIDHARAN said on 7/22/2014 6:27:57 PM
    Sir, I am from India, in Kerala, wish to start a frog farm at the earliest possible Please send me details about getting tadpoles, food, period of maturity and sales points best regards, sasidharan Nair
  • 62. SASIDHARAN said on 7/22/2014 6:32:41 PM
    I like to have two or three partners for frog farm from Kerala, in Trichur, Palaghat and Kasargode districts for starting fish farming. Please correspond with your present facility, location, work you are doing now and age. (I prefer people above fifty) since these people will not cheat others as frequent as youth.
  • 63. Unathi Nkwali said on 10/11/2014 6:45:29 AM
    I am a third year student doing Agricultural Management at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. I am busy with an Marketing plan for frog legs and how to start the frog farming .I will appreciate if someone can provide me with valid information based on the concept as this is not a established farming in country and I personally find it interesting.
  • 64. Shohel Rana said on 11/6/2014 2:08:13 AM
    Dear sir, I am from Bangladesh. I am so much passionate about frog farming, but I don't know about the whole information and the procedure of formation of frog firming. I will be very glad, if you give me the direction and information about forming a frog firm.
  • 65. FROG BUYERS said on 11/14/2014 4:36:22 PM
    we want to buy frogs. please send me an email at for further negotiations. if you have frogs to sell.. thank you
  • 66. said on 11/16/2014 2:08:24 PM
    dear sir, please describe that how can i establish frog farm in Iran for exporting .
  • 67. Rodney D'Silva said on 12/16/2014 9:27:05 AM
    Dear Sir, I am from Goa, India and would like to have more information on this business venture
  • 68. rajib gohain said on 1/3/2015 6:23:39 AM
    Dear sir, I am from the state if Assam in India though I have seen certain species of frogs available in natural habitats is seasonally eaten by some communities in on state, I am not aware whether commercial frog cultivation or selling is legal or illegal in India. Do advise me on its farming as well as legal aspects in India
  • 69. charles said on 1/9/2015 3:41:32 PM
    Good day, I am exploring frog-farming in South Africa. Can you please forward information in this regard? Thank you much appreciated.
  • 70. L Piper said on 1/31/2015 3:10:32 PM
    Do you have any email info
  • 71. khursid alam said on 3/29/2015 11:04:05 AM
    need more information
  • 72. a k m shaifullah said on 3/30/2015 9:47:53 AM
    i am bangladeshi. i want farming frogs. please provide details to my e-mail. thanks,
  • 73. Kijam Sampok said on 4/1/2015 9:19:07 PM
    I am a Malaysian living in Sarawak island of Borneo. I'm interested in doing Bull Frog farming for commercial. Where can I get the tadpole supplier? Appreciate if anybody could share their experience in doing the frog farming.
  • 74. John Sanderson said on 4/3/2015 4:09:41 PM
    I need some information on starting a frog farm Would you send me information about building a pond and how to feed and raise frogs to sell to individuals and commercially I am from Waterproof, La and own land that I want to use for raising frogs.
  • 75. Gail porayko said on 4/4/2015 4:14:53 AM
    We will be leasing an aquatic farm in Sihanoukville in September that hasn't been in operation for many years and plan to change the ponds over to hydro/aeroponic farm to include frogs, snales, rickets, fresh water fish species, etc. Can you advise where I can have large tadpoles from. Many companies will not ship to Cambodia. I await your reply. Thank you
  • 76. joseph jijeesh said on 5/23/2015 5:17:14 AM
    Dear Sir, I am from India, in Kerala, wish to start a frog farm at the earliest possible Please send me details about getting tadpoles, food, period of maturity and sales points best regards and also tell any license i want in frog farming Kerala
  • 77. SANA B GUCHAIT. said on 6/23/2015 12:23:33 PM
  • 78. Manikandan said on 7/6/2015 1:57:45 PM
    Dear sir i am interested in commercial frog farming. i am living in kerala. please ideas for starting this plan provide to email thank u,
  • 79. ajinkya said on 8/27/2015 12:44:24 AM
    Hello, I am willing to start frog cultivation, Please guide me with the same. I am from Pune, India.
  • 80. Robinson David said on 9/19/2015 10:28:22 PM
    Hi, I am keen to start a business of frog farming. But i dont have any idea of venturing this business. I truly appreciate if you could help me guide how to farm frog from very start. I am from ILagan City, Philippines. Email: or Thanks a lot.
  • 81. Naw Esther said on 9/21/2015 10:41:58 AM
    Hi, I am Naw Estherfrom Myanmar. I'm interested in frog farming. Can you please tell me where can I buy live bullfrogs to import into my country?
  • 82. MUHAMMAD YOUNAS said on 10/23/2015 3:51:36 AM
    Dear sir, I want to establish frog farming in Pakistan. My place have cold in winter and hot in summer. we need frogs in winter season for school n college for science practicals. pls help to make frog farms.
  • 83. rodney said on 11/16/2015 10:45:07 PM
    Hello, i am from Goa, India. I want to explore the possibility of starting a frog farm in goa. Request information and guidance.
  • 84. Alireza EBADI said on 1/6/2016 7:05:59 AM
    Hello. I'm interested in frog farming in Iran. Also I need an expert for helping us and come here in order to establish and operate a frog farm.
  • 85. Ajdari said on 2/9/2016 3:43:33 AM
    Hello Alireza I`m thinking to run this business in south of Iran soon.If you are interested, you can contact us :
  • 86. Marjory N. Kimani said on 2/27/2016 3:31:22 AM
    I am very interested in starting a frog farm in Kenya. Can someone help me on how to go about.
  • 87. reza said on 4/3/2016 6:37:35 AM
    wehere to buy live bullfrogs. please reply to
  • 88. reza said on 4/3/2016 6:42:27 AM
    where to buy frog (bulldogs) from in middel east or turkey or china etc
  • 89. Cielo Sanchez said on 5/18/2016 4:53:54 AM
    Hi my boss would like to purchase bullfrog thailand. Can someone help me where can we buy it? just near Philippines.
  • 90. Willy price said on 6/22/2016 9:40:17 PM
    Hello my name is willy I live in north east wisconsin i've wanted to b a frog farmer my whole life! There r 4 seasons here n r winters r long n brutal. My barn usually houses chickens n a few hogs for butcher. Could I raise frogs in barn in winter n outside in summer? thanx willy
  • 91. shyamal Chowhan said on 7/12/2016 6:31:24 AM
    i am very interested in starting of frog farm in India (Durgapur) can u tel me how to get the frog egg (bull frog )
  • 92. Mr. Froggy said on 8/20/2016 4:31:35 PM
    we sell frogs international worldwide. some of Our customers: Italian , French And Scandinavian restaurants and Hotels
  • 93. William Changgan said on 9/2/2016 3:11:42 AM
    @jln Batu Kawa-Matang, Good information on frog farming. I am interested too.
  • 94. Aneesh Madhu said on 10/3/2016 7:01:39 AM
    Sir, I am from India, in Kerala, wish to start a frog farm at the earliest possible Please send me details about life cycle, getting tadpoles, food, period of maturity, best regards, Aneesh Madhu
  • 95. delia bose said on 10/12/2016 3:55:06 PM
    hi, my name is delia bose i live in the philippines. i really wanted to do bull frog farming. i heard that this is the only meat that doesnt have cholesterol. so i was thinking of culturing bull frog. please give me some information on how to farm a bull frog. thank you
  • 96. bahare said on 10/25/2016 6:32:50 AM
    Hi I live in south of Iran and I am interested in frog culture. I have a question how much water we need for frog farming? or dose this culture need more water or not? and do we do frog culture in Drainage water? Thank you
  • 97. Constantin said on 11/26/2016 3:52:17 PM
    Hello I would like to buy frogs from Thailand to sale in my country Romania. Any farms frog have a offer/price ?
  • 98. farshid said on 1/16/2017 3:36:06 AM
    HI, i am from iran. I need advises how to feed the best and existing feeding materials that could enrich and fat frogs, if someone has experience in breeding or selling or feeding we can work together.
  • 99. juzel said on 2/22/2017 11:57:13 PM
    hi, i am from philippines. i want to have my field practice as frog production. please send me details on frog farming.
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