Acquired: Pet store
Posted Sep 14, 2013
I bought my first African clawed frog when I was 18 years old. I had an aquarium with several fish already, and I wanted to add something different into the mix. I bought Piggy at Walmart (back when ours still sold small pets) for about $5.
Piggy ate mostly freeze dried shrimp, and sometimes a little of the fish flakes. I learned quickly that she would eat any fish in the aquarium that were smaller than her, so that was something I took into consideration when buying new fish.
After I'd had Piggy for several months, I decided to put her into a smaller aquarium by herself. She seemed to recognize me when I came near her aquarium, and if I dipped my fingertips into the water, she would swim up and nibble my fingertip. Perhaps she wasn't being affectionate, but it seemed that way to me at the time.
I had Piggy for almost 2 years before she died. I had grown quite close to her and was really sad when I found her. She had been a great little pet, more than I ever expected her to be. For a frog, she really seemed to have a personality.
I would recommend African Clawed frogs to anyone who wants a low maintenance amphibian, but also one that will interact.