Binghamton, New York, United States
Posted Oct 16, 2009
For anyone who likes keeping amphibians, a pacman frog is no disappointment. They are cute, grow big, easy to keep, and are also easy to feed. Like all frogs and most amphibians, they are not to be handled. While our skin can pass on toxins to them and likewise with them, that's not the only reason they shouldn't be handled. These guys WILL bite, and they actually have little teeth too. Because of this, I rated their temperament low as well as the easy to handle category. They might not be the most active critter in the world to own, as they will just burrow and stay there until being fed or decide to soak for a while... but amphibian lovers like myself love them anyway.
I say kids over 8 may have one as a pet, but as with any pet the kid must learn the rules of keeping them healthy and that they are not toys.