Acquired: Pet store
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Posted Jun 15, 2015
In the UK we call these "chubby frogs", if you look at the photo I've taken of one of mine, you'll see why! I've heard people call them cute, and people call them grotesque - I guess it's personal preference. I personally quite like the look, it's different!
This frog is not an active frog, it's shape makes it difficult for it to move and when it does, it waddles with difficulty. It ambushes prey and is quite happy to sit in the same location for a week, just waiting for something delicious to walk by. I've tried providing large, natural enclosures, but it just doesn't care.
Provide the right temperatures and humidity and then prepare to watch your frog sit there. If you want to watch him move to a slightly different hole, then simulate the rainy season - you might get to watch him go out and look for a mate, although no one successfully breeds these in captivity. If you see one in a store, it will be wild caught.
Overall these might be good for children (under supervision) or people who want very low maintenance pets - but don't expect an animal that does much other than eats food that walks close enough.