Frogs generally have wetter skin which aids respiration, while toads tend to be drier and have warts. Frogs live in the water and go to dry land for feeding, while toads live in on land and go the water for breeding and lays its eggs in a line as opposed to frogs, which lay eggs in clusters. The two bumps behind a toad’s eyes are its parotid glands, which is absent in frogs. Frogs have longer legs which helps them jump higher and farther, while the toad has stubbier legs and hops. But neither will turn into a prince if you kiss it!
Amphibians are facing extinction around the world. The main cause is a deadly parasitic fungus known as amphibian chytrid, but amphibians are also suffering from habitat loss, climate change, pollution, pesticides and introduced species. The Panamanian golden frog is in danger because of chytrid fungus. This disease affects the amphibian’s skin, through which it breathes […]
Since turtles aren’t the most common of pets, many people hold mistaken beliefs regarding them. Here are some of the common myths and the true facts: Myth: Turtles are an easy to care for pet. Fact: All reptiles are challenging pets and require knowledge of their specific dietary requirements and habits. Myth: Turtles are a […]
American Tortoise Rescue is a California based, non-profit organization protecting all species of tortoise and turtle. May 23, 2019 was the 10th annual World Turtle Day sponsored by the rescue group. Susan Tellen and Marshall Thompson founded ATR 20 years ago and advocate humane treatment of all animals including reptiles. Experts predict that within the […]