The life cycle of a frog begins first as an egg, then develops into a tadpole, a tadpole with legs, a froglet and then a full grown frog. For most species of frogs, the entire growth process takes around 12 to 16 weeks t...

The developmental stages of most frogs are the egg stage, various tadpole stages, the froglet stage and the adult frog stage. The complete growth cycle of the frog generally takes between 12 and 16 weeks.

Frogs most often symbolize transformation as they go through several throughout their life cycle. Frogs can also symbolize fertility because of the large amount of eggs they can lay.


A frog is first a tadpole and then a froglet before becoming an adult frog. It takes between 3 to 4 months for a frog to go through the complete growth cycle and become an adult frog.

After hatching from its egg, a frog emerges as a tadpole. Like other amphibians, a frog undergoes dramatic changes throughout its life cycle in a process known as metamorphosis.

A pollywog is another name for a tadpole, or the larval stage in the life cycle of an amphibian, namely frogs and toads. While most tadpoles are aquatic and spend most all their time in the water, a few are terrestrial.

As your tadpole undergoes metamorphosis into an adult frog, it is very important to provide simple access from the water to land. Since gills stop functioning with the onset of lungs, developing animals may drown if they...