Read About Pet Frogs

Pet frogs live a long life, and no childhood is complete without having a frog as a pet. Everything you need to know about them is contained in this article.

Pet Frogs - Facts

  1. Description:

    Pet frogs are, with proper care, able to live quite a long time. As a pet frog owner, Imageyou need to be prepared for a long-term commitment.
  2. Varieties:

    There are several types of frogs that are good for the beginning frog owner, such as the African Dwarf frog, African Clawed frogs, Oriental Firebellied toads, and White Tree frogs. .
  3. History:

    Frogs are one of the oldest known creatures in the world, and many of the known species of frogs originated on the continent of Africa.
  4. Physical Traits:

    Pet frogs, that are caught as tadpoles in a nearby stream, are the most commonly known type of frog. The tadpole starts out as a fish-like creature and gradually arms and legs begin to appear as its tail disappears.
  5. Other Defining Characteristics:

  6. Habitat:

    Generally, frogs prefer to be near water and in a moist environment with a lot of foliage. As the tadpoles move toward becoming an adult frog, they stop living in the water and can live between land and water with equal ease.
  7. Pet frogs - Concerns

    1. Benefits:

      Pet frogs are mesmerizing creatures, especially if you have captured a tadpole and get to observe the daily changes in it. An elementary classroom could benefit greatly from the experience of watching the tadpole become an adult pet frog.
    2. Liabilities:

      Most pet frogs are harmless and easy to care for. However, there are species of frogs that are poisonous, although they lose their poison after a period in captivity. Other frogs can actually be somewhat dangerous because of their bite.
    3. Health Issues:

      Frogs need continual care in keeping their enclosures clean. Frogs have simple requirements as far as light, temperature, and humidity, but they are very sensitive to contaminants and waste in their environment. If you have a pet frog and are planning to be on vacation, it would be best to have someone come and care for your pet frog until you return home.
    4. Specific Care Needs:

      Watching the diet of the frog and keeping their container clean are the main care issues of owning a pet frog.
    5. Reaction to Children and other Pets:

      A pet frog is a nice pet for a child, as long as they know how to be gentle with the animal and do not handle it too much. Educating a child as to the needs for maintaining the frog's environment is also priority for to teach your child.
    6. Special Household Needs:

      Any home or apartment is suitable Imagefor housing a pet frog, much the same as an aquarium for fish.
    7. Pet frogs - How to Choose

      1. What to Look for:

        You need to look for a pet frog that has shiny skin that is free of blemishes that might be an indication of a past disease condition, which may have damaged the frog's health.
      2. Supplies:

        There are many publications available that will describe how to care for your pet frogs and to keep them at their healthy.
      3. Expense:

        Pet frogs and the items you need to support them can be quite inexpensive, especially if you caught the pet frog from a nearby stream when it was a tadpole.