Kentucky, United States
Posted Mar 27, 2014
My cousin keeps his frog in a 20 gallon tank with damp potting soil and an enormous water bowl. It is essential to provide a land area and a water area for your frog-I think his setup is right on, and his frog seems very happy.
For lunch he is fed crickets, and worms. They only need to be fed every 2 weeks. They also require temperature of around 77 degrees. Therefore my cousin has a basking bulb on the land side of his cage, and several areas he can go to if he gets to hot from it.
Pyxie frogs can be handled, but make sure you always wash your hands before and after. I have heard many people claim they are not able to handle theirs. I recommend introducing your pet slowly to be picked up, and do it in short intervals at first until your animal get more comfortable with you.
My cousins frog doesn't mind being picked up, in fact he seems to enjoy the company. His frog is about 8 years now. I have heard reports that these guys can live up to 40 years if cared for properly. I'm excited to see if this is correct! I am thinking about getting my own pyxie frog, since I enjoy my cousins so much. (I usually watch his pyxie frog when he goes on vacation)
In conclusion, it's a great pet. Just make sure you have the correct cage setup, as well as the correct diet! Also, don't be afraid to handle them, but do make sure you always wash your hands before and after!