If you’ve ever watched a frog eat prey, you’ve probably noticed that they close their eyes when swallowing. Scientists x-rayed frogs as they consumed crickets to discover what happens. The x-rays showed that the frog’s eyes don’t only close as they swallow, they retract down towards the esophagus. During swallowing the eyes appear to touch […]
Do Frogs make good pets?
Depending on what part of the world you live in, Frogs are considered good or bad luck according to some myths. With the proper care, Frogs can live anywhere from 4-15 years in captivity. While they don’t require the same type of heating and lighting equipment as other reptiles, they are sensitive creatures. Household cleaners, sprays and the like should not be used near them.
They type of tank and equipment depends on your choice of Frog. Some are aquatic, some live in trees and some in both. Frogs also eat a variety of live insects, mostly crickets. When considering a Frog as a pet, this is something to think about.
Alternatively, you can create a habitat in your back yard with a water feature and plants that will encourage insects. If a Frog has a pleasant, inviting place to stay, it won’t stray.
As with all pets, before purchasing, do a lot of research so you will know what to expect with your pet Frog.
- African Dwarf Clawed Frogs
- American Green Tree Frog
- Australian Green Tree Frog
- How Frogs Eat Their Prey
- Ornate Horned Frog
- Safe Water for Frogs and Toads
Safe Water for Frogs and Toads
Frogs and toads need enclosures that have both land and water. Both frogs and toads absorb water and oxygen through their skin. In order to maintain the good health of your pet, it’s very important to use the proper water. We get water from many different sources. House water comes from taps, bottles, wells, outdoor […]
American Green Tree Frog
The American Green Tree Frog is a good pet for a beginner. Although susceptible to stress, it is a hardy reptile. As the name suggests, this frog is native to the United States, especially the southeastern region. The American Green Tree Frog is the state amphibian of both Georgia and Louisiana. Choosing a frog Some […]
Australian Green Tree Frog
The Australian Green Tree Frog, also known as the Green Tree Frog, White’s Tree Frog or Dumpy Tree Frog is native to Australia and New Guinea. It has been introduced to New Zealand and the U.S. The Green Tree Frog can grow to 4 inches or more long, larger than most Australian frogs. Lifespan in […]
Ornate Horned Frog
The Ornate Horned Frog is more commonly known as the Pacman frog because of its rounded body and huge mouth. This frog is native to South America and is terrestrial. It can’t swim very well, and can even drown in its water bowl if it is deep enough. The Ornate Horned Frog is a pretty […]