Acquired: Pet store
Posted Oct 18, 2015
Oliver was my very first pet. I thought a frog would be easy to care for and relatively low-maintenance, and for the most part, that was true. I bought a large terrarium, filled it with real plants, then soon realized that was a mistake because tomato frogs love to burrow! I replaced the real plants with plastic plants, added a log tunnel (which Ollie loved to hide in) and kept a shallow water dish inside. I live in Cleveland and did use a heating pad underneath part of the terrarium on exceptionally cold days, and I had to mist to keep humidity levels up about twice a week, but it was a very simple set-up to maintain.
I was a bit squeamish about offering live food at first, but soon grew used to it, and I did wish that Oliver liked being handled more (frogs in general have an aversion to being handled, and the soap and oil on our hands can actually harm them), but overall I am happy I had the experience of caring for a frog!