Acquired: Online breeder / seller,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)
3610, South Africa
Posted Oct 25, 2015
The American Bullfrog is a larger frog species that is native to the East coast of North America. They have been introduced accidentally and intentially in some cases into other regions of the world where they have caused an inbalance in the ecosystems as they are prolific breeders and astute predators. In some regions of South America they have wiped out entire species of frogs and other creatures in those areas as they eat them or the eggs of the indigenous species. I have worked with these in Ecuador and kept them as well. They do very well in captivity and their care is very much the same as that of the African Bull frog except for the fact that this species is very much aquatic and it requires a vivarium of 30% ground cover and a set in pond covering about 70% of the it. The water need not be deep but the water quality must be pristine and a weekly water change of 15-20% of the water is essential as they defecate in the water. I keep a separate tank of water of equal size and once every two weeks I drain all the water, scrub the pond to remove all the algae and refill it with new dechlorinated water by letting the water stand for 5 days. I didn't find this species the most interesting to keep but they are easy to keep and do do well in captivity.