Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
California, United States
Posted Nov 14, 2012
I didn't have Pac Man frog fever but my neighbor did. Whenever I was over I would visit her frog.
These guys teeter between cute and anime-ish looking ( big head little limbs) to gross,fat and warty. Boys should love them for the gross out factor.
Interaction with owner/Movement/Activity
PacMan frogs are mainly inactive and sit around like a big warty lump sort of observing everything with their eyes. Since they do not move around to much that means they do not need a large habitat! Which is good if you are cramped for space or live in a apt.
However if you take care of your Pacman he WILL grow and even though he doesn't do much to keep the waist line down the frog can get large. In all honestly the only time I really saw him move was at feeding times. They he can really shake a frog leg. Of course I did not get to observe him as much as his owner did.
I myself would not want to keep one because of their feeding habits as they get bigger.Crickets, worms and other small bugs make up the bulk of the frog’s diet which is not to bad. You can even raise the worms or crickets yourself which is neat. I used to raise earthworms for my garden.
But as they get larger they have been known to eat small fish like guppies or even pinkie mice as they reach adult size. They can even be cannibalistic ( remember my goldfish tale?)so you can only have one frog per tank – otherwise you may find one missing the next day!
So no Pacman for me.