Frog

How to keep Fire-bellied toads

Oriental fire-bellied toads are a social species of semi-aquatic amphibian found in Northern and Central Asia. Their habitats consist of forest, woodland, temperate rain forest, marshland swaps and even farmland where they can be found displaying in aquatic and terrestrial terrain. These toads are green or brown on the top of their bodies and bright orange or red underneath, which is where they g...

Beautiful Bumblebees!

The Bumblebee dart frog is a species of frog which originates from South America and is so-called for its bright yellow and black skin. Like all dart frogs, they are able to secrete a toxin through their porous skin, though this is produced with the ingestion of wild insects such as ants, so isn't a worry in captivity with their fly and cricket diet.These frogs can often be found close to str...

On a Budgett

The Budgett’s frog can endear, scare, horrify and intrigue at the same time. Here’s how to keep one.Budgett’s frogs are more aquatic versions of their cousins the horned frogs and come from the Gran Chaco region of South America, a semi-arid region spanning the borders of Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina. In the wet season, they inhabit shallow pools where they predate other frog species...

How to look after a Horned frog

Do you want something cute, creepy and different to any pet you’ve ever had before? Then the Horned frog or Pac-Man frog could be for you. Native to forests in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, these fat frogs with cartoon faces are voracious ambush predators, hiding amongst the leaf litter for unsuspecting prey to stray too close to their capacious mouths. The green and brown marking on...

MBD – Metabolic Bone Disease

You’ve heard about MBD. It’s bad. But what does it actually do to a reptile’s body, and how can you ensure you will never have to deal with it?MBD, Metabolic Bone Disease, is a disorder caused by the abnormalities of minerals, including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and Vitamin D, which causes the bone structure to weaken as the calcium is released back into the bloodstream, to preven...

Setting up a frog terrarium at home

Frogs are some of the most diverse animals on the planet, making the finer points of setting up a frog terrarium at home a little difficult once you get into the specifics of each species' environmental requirements, however there are a few things to get you started if you are thinking of taking on one of Britain's fastest growing pets:Glass terrariums for frogsIt will come as no surprise that...

Frogs hears through its mouth

Experts have cracked the riddle of how one of the world's smallest frogs can hear, when it doesn't have ear drums.Gardiner’s frogs were believed to be deaf because they don't have ear drums but now it has been revealed that the frogs' mouths act as an amplifier. The amphibians use the mouth cavity and tissue to transmit sound to their inner ears.The frogs are only about 1cm long and are...