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FAQs & Myths: Toad Edition

FAQs & Myths: Toad Edition Giant River Toad

There are a number of myths regarding toads. Some of these legends hold merit while others are far from the truth. These misconceptions have been around for centuries. Whether the stories are told to keep children away from (potentially) harmful toads or completely made up, no one knows. Regardless, my goal here is to answer…

The Life Cycle of a Frog

The Life Cycle of a Frog Life Cycle of a Frog

Frogs are one of the most varied species on the planet. They come in different sizes, shapes, and colors; they can radically differ in habitat, lifespan, and social behaviors; and they even engage in various courtship, mating, and egg-laying behaviors. But despite these differences, most frogs share a common lifecycle. They are born as eggs,…

Do Frogs Have Hair?

Do Frogs Have Hair? Trichobatrachus Robustus (Hairy Frog)

As mammals, having hair, taking care of hair, and cutting hair is completely normal for us. Many of the animals we surround ourselves with as pets have hair too. Even dolphins and whales have hair, due to their mammalian ancestry. But do frogs have hair? Their skin may look similarly slippery to that of a…

Do Frogs Have Teeth?

Do Frogs Have Teeth? Frog Mouth Closed

Have you ever looked at a frog chowing down on a meal and wondered if that frog has teeth? Has it progressed to questioning if frogs, in general, have teeth? Of course, it has. It turns out carnivorous frogs, which make up most of the group, DO have teeth. However, if you’re envisioning a dental…

Do Frogs Have Ears?

Do Frogs Have Ears? Frog Tympanum Post

If a tree falls in the forest, does it really make a sound? And if it does, can frogs hear it? The auditory systems of frogs may be somewhat of a mystery for many people. They’re fairly certain frogs can hear but aren’t sure about the mechanics of it or how.  In reality, frogs have…

Can Frogs Breathe Underwater?

Can Frogs Breathe Underwater? Frog Swimming in Water

Can frogs breathe underwater? Answering this question is slightly complicated because there is, surprisingly, more than one way to do so! Many mammals, including humans, breathe using lungs. In their juvenile stage as tadpoles, frogs have gills and live completely underwater, like a fish. As they become frogs, they develop lungs and can breathe air,…

Do Frogs Hibernate?

Do Frogs Hibernate? Frog in Snow

Many animals survive the harsh temperatures of wintertime in a plethora of different ways. A creature might have specialized body parts or functions like instinctual behaviors that help to keep them alive in extreme conditions. So, how do our amphibious friends, the frogs, survive the season? Do they hibernate? In short, yes, many species of…

Do Pacman Frogs Need Heat?

Do Pacman Frogs Need Heat? Pacman Frog

Pacman Frogs require a daytime temperature between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is warmer than most households, which means that extra heat sources are necessary for Pacman Frogs. A heating mat underneath your Pacman Frog’s enclosure with a thermostat is ideal because it will keep the enclosure at the correct temperature.  Recommended Day…

What is a Frog?

What is a Frog? A Frog on a Leaf

Frogs are not a single species, but rather a diverse grouping of animals that, while being similar in many ways also differ greatly in others. We all know that frogs have superior jumping abilities, possess a fantastically long tongue, and make excellent and exciting pets, but what else? That’s what will be explained here, as…

What Do Frogs Eat?

What Do Frogs Eat? A Frog Eating a Worm

In this article, I’ll tell you what frogs eat. Whether they’re wild or captive, young or old, big or little, aquatic or terrestrial. You’ll get all the information you’re looking for and more. Frogs eat invertebrates that are endemic to the region of the world they live in. Crickets, worms, flies, springtails, grasshoppers, moths, spiders,…

How Long Do Frogs Live?

How Long Do Frogs Live? Amazon milk frog

Frogs are capable of living long lives. How long they live depends on several factors. Wild frogs deal with the environment, predators, and loss of habitat. Captive frogs are at the mercy of their keepers. But you already know that. The reason you’re here is to get some real numbers and that’s precisely what I’ll…

Predators of the Poison Dart Frog

Predators of the Poison Dart Frog Poison-Dart Frog on a Leaf

Poison Dart frogs are known around the world for being one of the most deadly animals on earth. The toxin from some Golden Poison-Dart frogs is enough to kill two full-grown, bull elephants (supposedly). While not all them are quite this deadly, most of them produce an alkaloid toxin strong enough to kill any would-be…

10 Interesting Facts About Tadpoles

10 Interesting Facts About Tadpoles Tadpoles

If you’ve spent any time near a body of water during the spring and summer months, chances are, you’ve seen little tadpoles swimming around. They can be found in rivers, ponds, creeks, and even puddles; you can find them in nearly any body of water during certain times of the year. These interesting little creatures…

Are Leopard Frogs Poisonous?

Are Leopard Frogs Poisonous? Leopard Frog

Leopard frogs are small, cute frogs, that are a great pet for beginners. They’re not poisonous like a poison-dart frog. Poison dart frogs are considered one of the most dangerous animals on the planet; with some species having poison deadly enough to kill an adult human. In contrast, leopard frogs are certainly not deadly (not…