Ohio, United States
Posted Nov 16, 2012
A bullfrog is a strange pet to have, but George is the only one we could ever catch from our frog pond on the farm. He had a huge 50 gallon tank with lots of branches, leaves, vegetation to stay amused with. They can definitely be fun for children, but are actually rather fragile animals. They do require special attention if they are chosen as a pet.
We caught him in our net one day because he was stuck in between some lily pad roots. To clean him up and help him heal from the few scratches that he had, we chose to keep him separated in his own home. He did get out of his cage a few times, so it was fun trying to chase him and put him back in there.
Frogs aren't terribly friendly amphibians, but they are fun to watch. George did get used to being handled after awhile. We kept him supplied with flies and other insects. Eventually, the time came to return George to the pond. Frogs can live for decades, I wouldn't doubt it if he were still in that pond to this day.