Why Are Some Frogs Albino?

Albinism, or a lack of the pigment melanin which is responsible for coloration in animals’ bodies, exists throughout the animal kingdom. But what is it, how does it affect frogs, and how common is it? Albinism is a congenital lack of melanin, the pigment responsible for an organism’s coloration. Albinism is a recessive gene, meaning …

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Do Pet Frogs Need UVB Lights?

I’ve worked in pet stores finding frogs new homes with the proper care and setups, including UVB lights. I now work as a zookeeper and in my jobs I have often got asked about the need for UVB lights for pet frogs. Ultraviolet-B light is recommended for captive reptile and amphibian species including pet frogs. …

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Is Miracle-Gro Toxic or Safe for Frogs?

I love amphibians, especially frogs. I’ve worked in pet stores finding frogs new homes with the proper care and setups. And right now I work as a zookeeper and at an exotic veterinary clinic. I’ve even had a pac-man frog as a pet! We want to make sure anyone who has a pet frog is …

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What Plants are Good for Frogs?

I love amphibians, especially frogs. I’ve worked in pet stores finding frogs new homes with the proper care and setups. And right now I work as a zookeeper and at an exotic veterinary clinic. I’ve owned frogs and love hearing them in my family’s pond during the summer! I want everyone who either has them …

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Do Frogs Play Dead?

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Amphibians use various survival tactics in the wild, ranging from inherent genetic traits to interesting behaviors and habits. Frogs often appear to be dead but leap back to life after a short time frame. These odd occurrences have led many animal lovers to wonder if frogs play dead. Frogs may play dead if they have …

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Can Frogs Regrow Limbs?

One of the most fascinating things about some amphibians, notably certain salamander species, is their ability to fully regrow lost limbs throughout their entire lifespan. Given the fact that frogs are also amphibians, it is easy to think that they can possibly regrow lost or broken limbs as well. But frogs are not like salamanders. …

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How Long Do Pet Frogs Live?

Amphibians are incredibly diverse concerning their average lifespans. Their lifespans are generally affected by their health and wellbeing from their formative years into adulthood, and most frogs have longer lifespans when properly cared for in captivity. Frogs kept in captivity generally live 10 to 20 years, but their lifespans depend on the species, size, gender, …

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Why Frogs Shed Their Skin

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I was watching my wild toad outside when I was a kid one Summer morning and honestly thought it was choking and dying. It was rubbing its head and opening its mouth in a very strange way I had never seen before. However, after acute observation, I realized the toad was just shedding its dead …

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Can Frogs Choke?

Amphibians are universally infamous for their wide smiles and strikingly long tongues, leading many people to believe that frogs can feast on prey irrespective of its size. However, frogs still have limitations to what they can swallow and digest, meaning that eating certain foods can result in complications. Frogs may struggle to swallow prey or …

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Can Frogs Drown?

Even though frogs are known to spend most of their time in the water, they can drown. This may come as a shocker since frogs are adapted to breathe in and out of water. Frogs, just like any other terrestrial animal, can drown. Frogs have lungs, despite being able to breathe through their skin as …

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