Popular Pet Frogs
African Dwarf Frogs
It's easy to take care of African dwarf frogs; no wonder they are so popular as pets! If you intend to keep this species, you will have to note a few things, like the temperature of the water should be 70°F, the tank should not be too deep (as they are not good swimmers), and so on.
They are known to be powerful leapers, which can be attributed to their strong legs. If you want to keep them as pets, you will have to house them in a large, unheated vivarium, with a temperature of about 77°F, away from direct sunlight.
Northern Leopard Frogs
Northern leopard pets are suitable for beginners. These species are semi-aquatic, so a part land/part water tank will be a suitable choice for raising them. As for the ideal room temperature, which is preferred by these creatures, it will be in the range of 68°F - 75°F.
White's Tree Frogs
Like the Northern leopard frogs, even White's tree frogs are suitable for novices. They vary in colors, ranging from green and turquoise to brown. A temperature of 35.6°F - 78.8°F should be maintained for them to be healthy. As for their dietary preferences, they prefer crickets, locusts, butterworms, phoenix worms, silkworms, cockroaches, and earthworms.
Huge in size and appetite, Pacman frogs are also popular as pets. They have a sedentary lifestyle and are not meant for handling. These frogs can live up to six years and hence, require a great deal of commitment. With a little space and temperature of 85°F, these creatures can enjoy their stay in a plastic or glass aquarium.
As they are known for their large appetite, Pacman frogs enjoy feeding on crickets, mealworms, feeder fish, and even dead pinky mice at times. Additionally, you may have to add vitamin supplements to their diet.
Clean water with a temperature in the range of 65 - 80°F is enough to keep these frogs healthy. As for their diet, they will happily feed on bloodworms, waxworms, earthworms, feeder fish like guppies and brine shrimp, and even dog and cat foods.
One great thing about keeping the African clawed species as a pet is that you can directly feed it with your hand. Since these creatures are toothless, it does not raise any concern.
It is advisable to acquaint yourself with all possible information about the species you wish to bring home, as it will ensure that you subject them to proper care.