Acquired: Pet store
Oklahoma, United States
Posted May 28, 2013
I have had a few different African Clawed Frogs, one that was an albino that lived for over 10 years. You can usually find these at pet stores, and usually they are mislabeled as African Dwarf Frogs. You can tell the difference by looking at their front feet: Clawed Frogs have four front "fingers", where Dwarfs have webbed feet in the front.
In the 10 years I had Woody, I had her trained to come and sit in my hand to eat. They are pretty intelligent frogs and will get about 3 inches long or bigger. They require an aquarium with water, and don't require really much land at all above water. You can feed them all sorts of different things, Woody ate fish food, crickets, shrimp - all kinds of stuff.
You do have to keep a cover on the aquarium that they cannot get out of. They will try and get out during the Spring especially since it's mating season. You have to be careful about letting them out into local ponds and such because they will breed and kill off native species babies.
However, they make wonderful starter frogs and they are great for any age. I highly recommend them for anyone - they are just really fun frogs to have. (While the picture of the frog here isn't the albino I owned, it's a good picture of a normal African Clawed Frog.)