Posted Dec 15, 2015
Some boys have HotWheels, some have giant peaches, and some have barking frogs. My autistic brother is obsessed with amphibians, so when he caught a couple of bright green frogs, how would we even have said no? They're just frogs, right? It couldn't be that hard to care for them. What we ended up with was a pair of little slimy green Chihuahuas. They literally sound like an injured dog, and bark at the most random times. But if you can learn to deal with that (as we did) the only other downside is the number of crickets they eat every week. It's a LOT, think upwards of 200. But they're also very visible frogs, easy to tame, and fun to look at. It's a great adventure for anyone who likes quirky pets. James loved them, and even spiced up the terrarium with live plants and shrimp to clean the water portion. We eventually released them, and every time we see this type of frog, James talks on and on about how much fun they are. I'd say this is on the top 10 list for kid-friendly pets, no doubt about it.