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Are Frogs Good Pets?

Reasons Not Have Pet Frog-min

Many pet websites that make the bulk of their income selling you pet frog accessories will tell you that you should have a pet frog. Although I love frogs, I do not have a pet frog, and so I think I am well positioned to help you see the other side of the argument to …

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Spindly Leg Syndrome: Reasons & Treatment

As someone who works as a zookeeper and is studying to be an exotic veterinary technician, amphibians diseases and ailments are a large concern and interest for me. Learning the causes, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of exotic and wildlife diseases is important for all animals.  Spindly Leg Syndrome is a a sickness in frog …

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10 Important Rules of Frog Husbandry

I have worked at an exotic pet store, in a zoo, and at an exotic veterinary clinic, so I can assure you that amphibians make very cool pets. I have a lot of experience caring for pet frogs and would like to help lay out some rules for basic frog husbandry: Husbandry is the care, …

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How Much Does it Cost to Have a Pet Frog?

Pet Frog Should You Have One-min

Many pet websites will tell you that you should have a pet frog since it only costs $5 to $70 to have one, right? Wrong. Pet frogs are more expensive and demanding than you may think: As a general rule, a pet frog costs $70 to $330 upfront. That includes soil, a terrarium, plants, some …

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Why are Frogs Fat?

If you search the word “frog” on the internet, you will likely find a nearly endless number of photos of plump, round frogs. It seems like many, if not most, frogs are fat. But why is that the case? Many animals, frogs included, become dormant during colder months. Since they do not eat during this …

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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?

Baby American Toad Playing Dead-min

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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