LIVE Pet Aquatic African Dwarf Frogs - Nature Gift Store

There are three main species of Aquatic Frogs that are available in pet stores today:
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Equipment-Standard equipment for normal tropical tanks can be used with African dwarf frogs. They require a heater that will keep the aquarium at a steady 78 degrees Fahrenheit, as well as a thermometer to read the temperature. They should have a light filter that can keep the water clean, while making minimal water disturbance. A bucket and gravel vacuum can be used to perform weekly partial water changes. You should have a test kit handy to check on the water quality every once in a while, and water conditioner used to treat tap water so chlorine won't poison your pets.
Aquatic frogs make a fun pet provided you know how to set up their housing and care for them
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In September, we wrote a post about , a Brookstone kit (not sold in pet stores) that contains live African dwarf frogs. These kits, marketed as educational products, confine two aquatic frogs to a small aquarium, without shelter or a place to hide. TREE FROGS | The semi aquatic pet frog tank needs some thought to build
Photo provided by Flickrinteractive apartment pets, such as tree frogs and aquatic frogs.
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The aquatic frogs most commonly sold in petshops are the African Clawed Frog () and AfricanDwarf Frogs (various species of ). All are fullyaquatic in the sense of never needing to leave the water. But likeother amphibians, they still breathe air, and if the aquarium is toodeep, they will drown.Ideally, your frogs housing will depend on its natural habitat. Because your frog tank will need to be waterproof, and since frogs, unlike many reptiles, can be easily damaged when jumping against the walls of a new environment, it is generally recommended that you obtain an aquarium from your pet store rather than go through the trouble of building one yourself. (Unless you know alot about building glass tanks)This is a site about African dwarf frogs and how to keep and care for them. It's intended for people who are new to the frog hobby (and perhaps to the aquatic pet hobbies in general).This is a site about African dwarf frogs and how to keep and care for them. It's intended for people who are new to the frog hobby (and perhaps to the aquatic pet hobbies in general).African dwarf frogs are very easy pets to care for. Their needs are very simple. Unfortunately, however, many people buy these frogs on impulse when they see them in pet shops without understanding how to care for them. Pet shop employees often tell customers that they can care for ADFs like they care for goldfish, which simply is not true. African dwarf frogs are not fish. They are unique, fully-aquatic amphibians. Their care requirements are simple, but they are different from those of fish. Your frogs will die if you don't care for them properly.Welcome to the African Dwarf Frog world. Free tips about keeping African Dwarf Frogs. Lots of information and more on African Dwarf Frogs, your home, family and pet home.A New household pet:
The AFRICAN DWARF FROG seems to have become a common household pet in many homes. This is a very good thing if you are a bit squeamish about keeping frogs as a pet. You don’t have to worry about your children keeping crickets and other crawlies running around the house.African dwarf frogs are a species of freshwater aquatic frog belonging to the family pipidae, which is a family of thirty or so primitive, tongue less frogs that are typically found in the tropical regions of South America and the sub-saharan regions of Africa. These frogs are very small, weighing no more than a few grams at maturity, and they typically grow to a maximum length of around 2.5 inches (6,5cm). The majority of this length can be attributed to the long, thin legs that African dwarf frogs use to propel themselves through the water. With proper care, African dwarf frogs can live up to five years in captivity. These aquatic frogs have slim, almost flat bodies that range in color from brown to olive green and they often exhibit dark spotting along their backs and legs. African dwarf frogs have lungs like mammals rather than gills like fish, despite being aquatic creatures, so you may occasionally se them darting to the surface of the tank and taking gulps of air.