Posted Mar 29, 2014
Kermit was a Pacific Tree Frog native to Washington state. The name is obvious I know, but I grew up watching "The Muppets" what can I say. If you want your little green friend to thrive, pay special attention to his habitat. This particular species of frog needs humidity, water (in a shallow dish), greenery like moss and ferns, and branches of wood. An aquarium suits them better, I had mine in a small fish bowl. Not the best housing for these little guys, he was always trying to find a way out. In the wild they are know for their "chorus" singing at twilight and dawn or strangely in the middle of day that gives one an erie feeling. However, living solo seems to render them semi-mute. My little friend didn't work his pipes much, which made me wonder if he was happy being in captivity. I did notice that when he would "sing" it was when he was alone. Stage fright maybe?
Kermit liked fresh and lively bugs I caught myself, and he liked to be misted with water. Please make sure you use distilled or spring water NOT tap, they're sensitive to chemicals that can be found in tap water. Wash your hands if you handle them and only handle them if it's a must, their skin is papery thin.
I'm pretty sure Kermit passed away because I didn't have the proper habitat for him So, if you're going to commit to a this breed of amphibian, invest some time and a little cash to make sure it's comfortable. You'll need to make sure his/her home is as close to their wild habitat as possible.