Acquired: Pet store
North Carolina, United States
Posted Sep 22, 2015
Although there were technically three frogs in the habitat, only one of them belonged to me (another two belonging to my brothers). We bought these frogs on a whim, wanting to have pets that weren't your typical dog or cat. They were incredibly fun to handle, as long as the natural slime of their skin wasn't an issue for you. A lot of my friends had hangups about this, even though it didn't bother me in the least. Another thing people seemed to mind was the fact that they tended to jump unexpectedly, landing on your face or the wall, so keeping a keen eye on them was key since they are small and can disappear quite quickly. It's important to have the perfect habitat for your frogs, they need moisture in their environment to stay healthy, so putting all of this together can result in a large initial cost. We had a large enclosure, climate controlled, with lots of foliage, and a small running fountain. As far as feeding them, it was quite simple, just pick up crickets from your local pet store. This being said, the crickets that you put in the enclosure can get rather noisy, as can your frogs, especially at night because they are typically nocturnal animals. Frogs like to have a lot of plant life in their enclosures, since most of their time is spent stuck to various twigs and leaves. This can make for tricky cleaning of their habitat. Overall, they were easy to care for and fun to
handle but not for anyone who has hangups about noise and a little healthy slime.