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Snitch

African Dwarf Frog

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

3/5

Health

2/5

Activity level

3/5

Temperament

3/5

Visibility

3/5

Easy to handle

3/5

Easy To feed

4/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

4/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

4/5

Easy to provide habitat

4/5

Fun and unusual pets

By

United States

Posted Jul 30, 2015

Wow, do these frogs live a long time! I have owned two, and the one (albino female) lived three years, while the other (mottled brown male) lived seven years. They are no more difficult to care for than any other aquatic pet; just remember to feed them and keep their tank clean. And remember not to fill the tank too full! These frogs live their lives underwater, but they breathe air, and they will hop out of the tank if you make it easy for them. Trust me, it is not fun moving all the furniture around on a Sunday morning, trying to capture a rogue aqua frog before his skin dries out.

They liked having a few private hide-outs in their tank (i.e. plants, a castle, etc.). But they also spent a great deal of time out in the open, swimming and playing with each other. Before we bought the female, the male frog would sometimes play with my finger, chasing it up and down the sides of the tank. He sometimes also "danced" when we turned music on near his tank.

Both frogs did get sick once, with a pretty horrible case of Red Leg Disease, which opened bleeding sores all over their bodies. But we put salt in their water, and fed them chunks of raw chicken liver by hand. And they got better and lived for several more years each.

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