Acquired: Pet store
Posted Feb 08, 2015
These frogs are highly ornamental in that they have beautifully designed and colored skin. Pictures never do them justice. Usually bright green, sometimes tan, with bright orange, red, or brown spotting, these frogs are also distinguished by their "horns" above their eyes and throughout their bodies. My "Pac Man" frog (as they are commonly referred), Manny, was more active than other frogs of the same species. He was mostly active at feeding time! Stocking his prey, he would only eat live, moving food sources, such as crickets, small fish, and small mice. (They have also been known to be cannibalistic, so it is a good idea to have one in a habitat at a time.) Along with being active, he would also be very vocal if anyone, other than myself, would try to touch him. (Which I discouraged of visitors because frogs absorb anything that touches their skin and can become ill easily.) "Pac Man" frogs will puff themselves up and hiss loudly when they feel threatened. Some will even try to bite, which can be painful as they are one of the only species of frogs with teeth. At his largest, Manny grew to be as big as my palm, but the species can grow larger. Overall, they are a fun pet to own for an owner who likes to observe more than interact, and they are a hardy breed, easily cared for.