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How To Care For Frogs

Although less than snuggly, frogs can make just as nice a pet as any dog or cat if you make comfortable accommodations.


  • Step 1: Feed the frog live insects and invertebrates that have not been sprayed with pesticides. If the frog refuses to eat or eats sparingly, release it where you caught it.
  • FACT: The earliest known frog appeared about 190 million years ago.
  • TIP: Make sure your frog is not protected by local or national laws. In the U.S., consult the Endangered Species Act, as well as state and local laws to learn your frog's status.
  • Step 2: Catch a frog or find a clutch of frog eggs and hatch them to tadpoles.
  • TIP: Terrestrial frogs will need only a water dish while aquatic ones will require larger bodies of water.
  • Step 3: Place the terrarium where it will get adequate lighting. The frog will need to see its food sources.
  • Step 4: Set up an aquarium or terrarium that includes a base substrate such as unfertilized peat moss. Set up a hiding place with the coral, and include a source of water to keep your frog hydrated. The terrarium should have a secure lid but be adequately ventilated.

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