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Choosing a pet frog

When choosing a pet frog, you will find that there are many different options, but not all are ideal for beginners.

First off, yes, dart frogs may be brightly colored and visually appealing, but they are among the harder species to hold and are quite fragile. Other species are less common or only caught in the wild, which makes them less stable and hardy.

When choosing a species of frog for beginners, it is best to choose a captive-bred species known for its hardiness and good health. There are many types to choose from, and they can be just as exciting and pretty as some of the rarer types.

Just make sure you do your research before choosing a pet frog so that you know how to properly care for them.

Pacman frog

The Ceratophrys ornataor the ornate horned frog, also known as the Pacman frog, comes from the subtropical regions of southern Brazil, Uruguay and east-central Argentina. The species is one of the larger frog species in the pet trade and is usually very hardy.

In general, the males are smaller than the females, which can be up to 5.5 inches tall. In general, however, the species has an average lifespan of up to 15 years, with most of them being 7 to 10 years old.

These frogs get quite large, but because they're not very active, they can live just fine in a 10- or 20-gallon tank. Use a substrate that will retain moisture and moisture, such as coconut or moss. The frogs burrow into the substrate and in many cases you will have to hunt to find them. You should also add a shallow bowl of water large enough for the frog to sit in.

These frogs have wide mouths and will try to eat whatever they can touch, even if that means it's a little big. You want to house Pac-Man frogs individually as they will eat other frogs. Other than that, offer crickets of a pacman frog, earthworms, minnow, guppies, mice (of appropriate sizes), and other insects. Just be careful not to feed mice alone, as these can get greasy and Pacman frogs are prone to obesity.

Remember, big frogs don't have to be fat frogs. There's a weight issue to consider, and yes, you can overfeed a Pacman.

You can handle a pacman frog, but you want to make sure you wash your hands before and after handling them. Your frog soaks up things through your skin. So you should make sure your hands are clean before handling it. As for hand washing afterward, it's just as important that frogs can have secretions that can irritate your eyes, nose, mouth, and any cuts or abrasions.

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Tomato frog

The Dyscophus insularis, or tomato frog is originally found in Madagascar. They range from a yellow-orange color to a bright red color. Generally, these frogs will be up to 4 inches long in size, with the females being quite a bit larger than the males.

This frog has a slightly shorter lifespan than the other frogs in this article and only lives an average of six to eight years.

If you're home to a tomato frog, you'll want at least a 10 gallon enclosure that can hold up to two adult frogs. A 20 gallon long aquarium is a much better size for more than two frogs. Use a coconut-coconut bedding as it will help retain moisture and moisture. These frogs require temperatures of at least 20-30 ° C, which means they are very forgiving in terms of temperature. Make sure you provide a shallow bowl of water with clean water every day.

These frogs generally burrow and wait for insects to pass by. They eat crickets, earthworms and even small mice.

You'll want to keep handling to a minimum as these frogs release a sticky, white slime that will irritate your skin.

Fire belly toad

The Bombina orientalis is a very hardy, semi-aquatic frog species native to Korea, China, and Manchuria. They are often found under water ditches, ponds, puddles and backwaters. These frogs are more diurnal, which makes them more fun than some of the other pet frog species.

This species of toad has a green back in various shades from lime green to dark green and a red-orange underbelly. They are typically a few inches and long and are known to live for about 10 years under suitable conditions.

Fire-bellied toads are relatively small and about 3 can fit in a 10 gallon tank, but bigger is always better as they do really well in a semi-aquatic tank. Some zookeepers across the country house them with a large bowl of water, but many will create a true semi-aquatic habitat.

The land area of ​​the tank should consist of coconut, moss and other forest-like substrates such as bark and leaves. You can even use non-toxic plants in the enclosure to make it more natural. When it comes to the aquatic area, you want a slight slope for easy land access. You want to use a water purifier to remove the chlorine and materials in the water that can harm your pet, and you definitely want to set up a good filter. Also, try to create cover in the water with various floating plants, as these toads love to hide in the water as well as on land.

You want the temperatures to be in the 70-75F range.

This species eats crickets, minnows, guppies, worms and other insects.

Do not touch toads with lightbulbs, as their skin secretions can be very toxic. If you handle this, you should wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.

White tree frog

The Pelodryas caeruleais also known as the white lipped tree frog, the lumpy tree frog, and the white tree frog. This species is native to the entire northern half of Australia and southern New Guinea. These frogs are nocturnal so you won't get a lot of entertainment from this species.

They are roughly 3.5 "long, but there have been some individuals that have grown up to 5". The species is known to have an average life of around 15 years, but some of them have lived over 25 years as well. With good care, your white's tree frog can live a very long time.

This species is a larger species of tree frog, but a 10 gallon tank is required for an adult. You want temperatures to be between 80 and 85F during the day. Keep the humidity high and use a moisture-proof surface like moss or coconut.

These species like to feed on crickets, earthworms, small mice (of reasonable size) and other small prey.

You can handle a chubby tree frog, but you want to make sure you wash your hands before and after handling them. Your frog soaks up things through your skin. So you should make sure your hands are clean before handling it. As for hand washing afterward, it is just as important that frogs have secretions that can irritate your eyes, nose, mouth, cuts or grazes.

Waxy Monkey Frog

The Phyllomedusa sauvagii, is also known as the Waxy Monkey Tree Frog and the Waxy Monkey Leaf Frog. These frogs are native to South and Central America in the arid prairies of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay.

These frogs are usually at least two to three inches long, with the females being larger than the males. They have an average lifespan of around 8 to 10 years.

These frogs require a minimum of 15 to 20 gallons of tank per adult and an additional 10 gallons for each additional adult frog. During the day, keep the case in high humidity between 85 and 90 ° F. The best way to retain the moisture is to use moss, coconut, or any other substrate that will retain the moisture. Some claim that UV light could benefit these frogs, but since the frogs are nocturnal, I doubt the use of UV light would have any drastic effects on the frogs.

The waxy tree frog lives on crickets, fruit flies, termites, springtails, and other insects that are the right size.

Red eye tree frog

The Agalychnis callidryas is native to a variety of locations from southern Mexico to Panama to parts of northern Colombia. The red-eye tree frog is a popular pet frog because it is colorful and visually appealing.

These frogs are between 2 and 2.5 inches long and can live in captivity for about 10 years.

The species requires at least a 10 gallon high tank with good humidity. Some people keep the enclosure simpler with damp paper towels and a potted plant, others may go out of their way to create a more natural enclosure with a dirt or moss substrate and possibly an additional waterfall or pond; in the case of a more natural enclosure, consider a larger tank pull. The more space you take up with dirt, plants, and water decor, the less space the frog will have, and for more natural lineups, stick with tanks that are at least 29 gallons.

You want to offer crickets to tree frogs, butterworms, earthworms, and other various insects. This species is prone to calcium deficiency and metabolic bone diseases. So you want to make sure that you are properly dusting the bugs.

Avoid handling your tree frog if possible. These guys aren't as tough as a pacman frog, and you'll find that the red-eyed tree frog, while very tough, is a little more fragile.

Also, keep in mind that this is a nocturnal species.

Dwarf underwater frog

The Hymenochirus Curtipes is a small, flat and rough-skinned frog that lives exclusively in water. Unlike the fire-bellied toad, the dwarf underwater frog does not need land in its enclosure. These frogs are native to West Africa and live in shallow, still waters with thick vegetation, such as ponds, ditches, puddles, and rice fields.

This species is very small and 4 or 5 frogs can live in a 5 gallon enclosure. You want to have a good filtration system in place and you need to properly treat the water for chlorine and other chemicals. It's ideal for having the water temperature around 75 to 82F. You don't want the temperature to drop below 70 ° F.

In many cases, these frogs are sold as a community frog with other tropical fish, but they do best when kept only with other frogs. (I had the dwarf frogs in a tank with other fish and a blue lobster, the lobster with the frogs and some of the fish; in other cases I have seen other fish eat the frogs, so it is best to keep dwarf water frogs only with other frogs.)

These frogs can be quite shy, but they do very well in tank superstructures with rooted and floating plants.

These frogs eat live and frozen food. They feed on black worms, blood worms and flushed brine shrimp, as well as daphnia and cyclops. Sometimes they feed on commercial diets, but the commercial frog pellets are less desirable.

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