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Northern Leopard Frog

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Health

3/5

Activity level

2/5

Temperament

5/5

Visibility

5/5

Easy to handle

3/5

Easy To feed

N/A

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

N/A

Easy to provide environmental needs

N/A

Easy to provide habitat

3/5

Might be a good pet for children...

By

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Posted Nov 04, 2012

I had a Northern Leopard frog, that I raised from a tadpole that was purchased at a pet store. We kept it in a 10-gallon aquarium with a screen on top, that we kept half-full of water with rocks jutting out from the surface to give the frog a place to sun. As a child it was a very good teaching tool--I learned how to care for a pet including keeping its home clean, and about the life cycle of frogs. I became obsessed, reading all sorts of books about how frogs mate and how tadpoles hatch from their cute little jelly eggs, and how they transform into adults. Frogs are not for the squeamish, as they like to eat live insects. If your child is into going out and catching crickets like I did, more power to them! Also, with anything that's slimy and that swims around in its own filth (let's face it!), I'd be a bit worried about cleanliness and hand-washing with small kids. But hey, I lived! This breed of frog was lovely to look at, with its shiny skin, leopard spots, and small, slender body. Frogs aren't as fun as dogs or cats, but still a worthwhile experience. One of my best memories from childhood was raising that frog. :)

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