Acquired: Pet store
Oakdale, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted Feb 15, 2015
Yoshi was really my brother's frog, but I worked more closely with him, because my brother was actually afraid to touch him. It is important to note that when you are working with frogs, their habit is very important. They need the heating and lighting just so, and you need to constantly clean their habitat and change the mulch/bedding. This means that you need to temporarily remove your frog from time to time to clean his/her home. We had a travel-sized tank for when we needed to transport him (pet-sitting while we were on vacation and such), and we also used this as a temporary home while we were cleaning. Thing is, in order to get the frog out, you need to pick it up. This is a surprisingly hard task. In my experience, frogs like to hide, and are surprisingly not that active while in the tank...but one chance at freedom and they want to take it! Careful while handling these slippery, bouncy little fellas. This was the part that scared my little brother, so I was always that one that had to transport Yoshi. Basically, this is a nice pet to have. Cool and not too high-maintenance, but definitely not for little kids. They will need a lot of adult (or older sister) help when caring for it. These are tricky little guys to own, and they need a surprising amount of space to roam around in tank-wise. Don't rule them out, but i'd sooner recommend another tank-bound pet.