They're generally low key and easy to take care of, but owning a frog isn't as simple as going outside and catching the first one that you see. Frogs usually only need a small habitat that contains a combination of water and land, as well as a good food source but there are other elements that should be included if you want your new pet to thrive. Prior to looking for reptiles for sale, here are the five most important things about becoming a frog owner that you should consider.
1. Not All Frogs Are Docile - For the most part you should be able to handle your frog when cleaning its tank, but you have to be knowledgeable of both its species and temperament. There are varieties of frogs that will instinctively hide or hop away when people get close, but others, such as the African Bullfrog might actually become a bit aggressive if it feels threatened. This is why you should look for reptiles for sale that have a mellow demeanor and don't grow to become too large.
2. Heat Lamps Are Necessary - Even in warmer climates, frogs that are kept in captivity by and large require heat lamps. Your pet frog should have the ability to regulate its own body temperature, which can be accomplished by sitting under a heat lamp or going for a swim in cool water. Ensure that you have a heat lamp positioned just over your frog's tank so that your pet is able to warm itself easily.
3. Tanks Have To Be Cleaned Regularly - Although pet frogs aren't high maintenance, you still have to clean up after them. From cleaning up their waste to cleansing their habitats of leftover food, the only way that you can do this effectively is by thoroughly rinsing out their tanks every few weeks. If you do this, you won't have to worry about your pet frogs contracting serious diseases or having to replace any pets that have unexpectedly met their demise due to poor sanitation conditions with new reptiles for sale.
4. Some Frogs Are Poisonous - The good news is that most poisonous varieties of frogs aren't a serious danger to humans the longer that they are kept in captivity. However, you still have to be thoughtful about how you handle any type of poisonous frog, and wash your hands immediately after handling them.
5. Most Frogs Eat Live Insects - Since most pet frogs live on a diet that includes insects such as crickets, you will need to make multiple trips to the pet store in order to keep them satiated. It will take time for you to figure out how many insects you will need to purchase to keep your pet reptile happy, and you will also have to find an area in which to store extra live insects until the next feeding time approaches.