Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jun 05, 2013
I bought my Pacman frog for about $40 but have spent quite a bit of money keeping him due to his health. Mine isn't a typical experience. Most people have no trouble getting Pacman frogs to eat and have to worry about them getting obese. Mine has been dealing with health issues including an eye infection, causing him to refuse food. I worry about mine getting too skinny! Reptaboost has been literally a lifesaver. He's been getting fatter lately, so things are looking up! Fortunately for others, the troubles I've had aren't common.
Despite the difficulties, I genuinely love my frog and wouldn't give him up for anything. He is a beautiful albino with neat colors. When he does eat, it's very cool to watch him snap up a cricket. It's also interesting to watch him burrow into the substrate in his enclosure. He never bites when I pick him up (which I don't do often; Pacman frogs have sensitive skin!!).
My biggest advice to future owners is do your research!! Pacman frogs are very sensitive creatures. The most important things they need are conditioned water, calcium supplements, and proper temperature. Without these three things being correct, your frog could die. Just because these frogs are easily obtained doesn't mean their care will be simple.
Pros: Beautiful frogs, generally good appetites, simple feeding, long life
Cons: Not very visible, expensive vet bills if vet is needed, husbandry can be complicated, low activity