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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The African dwarf frog is a small, aquatic frog that is commonly kept as a pet. It is sometimes kept with other dwarf frogs, by itself or in community tanks with fish and other aquatic animals. The African dwarf frog is easy to care for and can live up to five years, but it is susceptible to illness if not kept in a proper habitat.
Aquatic frogs make great pets
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Frogs are one of the more common classroom pets because they are quite easy to care for and they look very cool. Growing frogs is a great way for science teachers to teach kids about metamorphosis because they can use the frog as example for this process. Frogs at first are tadpoles and then they turn into an adult frog. But there are a few things that you should know if you are thinking about raising a frog in a classroom or in other indoor spaces. One of the most important things being what type of foliage to use for the frogs as that can determine how the frogs feel in their classroom terrarium because plants provide the frogs with cover as well as help with the oxygen production in the vivarium. This foliage will be different based on what type of frog you have – an aquatic, semi-aquatic, terrestrial or arboreal (climbing or tree) frog. Aquatic frogs make a fun pet provided you know how to set up their housing and care for them
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Photo provided by Flickrfull of baby ACFs and adult ADFs at the pet store, which were just labeled
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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.If your frog requires heating then you're in luck...the aquarium set-up is the easiest for heating maintenance. There are a variety of heating devices for fishtanks available in pet stores. The most common is the simple thermostat-controlled glass tube heater that fits onto the side of the tank. You can set a temperature for themand everything is nice and automatic. They even have tiny ones that fit into my mini-plastic tank for the Dwarf frogs! The main consideration here, again, is making sure there aren't any huge gaping holes in the top of the tank through which your pet can escape. Oh, and one other thing...most heating systems heat the tank to "4 degrees higher than the temperature it started out on" ... and then you have to adjust it over the next couple of hours (which may be many hours, if your dealing with a larger tank size) so it's very, very recommended that the frogs are not put into the tank until you have the heater figured out (generally speaking, put the heater in 2 days before you get the frogs) because there sometime is a good deal of fiddling with the temperature that goes on before it gets to be "just right."Cleaning an aquarium tanks is basically the same for frogs as it is for most freshwater fish, except it tends to be required more stringently because frogs shed more often. There are numerous filter devices available on the market. Ask your pet dealer for advice on these.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.