Advice On Keeping Frogs

How Do You Look After Frogs - Please Meet My New Pet Fred
@wolfie34 (26793)
United Kingdom
June 9, 2007 9:58am CST
Can anyone help me out and give me some advice on how to look after a frog what I need to do for food, habitat etc. I love frogs! and I managed to save one from being hurt by one of our cats, I quickly dived in and rescued him, he is now happily (hopefully he is, well he's alive at least) swimming around in my bath Obviously he can't stay there, I have a big tub outside which I could fill with water to make him happy, I want to keep him (if I let him go the cats will get him again and it would upset me if he died) He could always eat those damn flies instead of using spray on them! Seriously tho' any tips on how I can make him nice and comfortable please
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@patootie (3593)
9 Jun 07
Frogs are amphibious and don't stay in water all the time .. my frogs seem to live under the hedge and don't often go into my pond other than to have a bit of a bath and to mate .. If you fill a tub with tap water you'll have to let it stand for at least three days to allow the fluoride to evaporate off .. Frogs eat bugs, slugs, beetles etc .. so you'll need to catch them alive and leave near the tub if you are going to enclose the frog .. and of course it will need a little ramp to get out the tub .. This RSPCA web site might help you .. http://www.rspca.org.uk/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RSPCA/RSPCARedirect&pg=wildlifeadvice&marker=1&articleId=1024473694921
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 07
Off to do some serious bug hunting, all I can find in my garden is snails and I can't see Fred being able to eat them lol. Plenty of ladybirds but they are precious and eat the nasty green bugs that attack plants so I'm not using them. I will also have to see if I can get him a 'friend' if you get me ;0)
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• United States
9 Jun 07
I would also consult with a pet store to be sure because of what kind of frog it is, and to make sure of his nutritional needs and what all to do......also frogs will do better if you have more then one....You have to find him or her a buddy....
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 07
Going to need a friend for him I agree so that he doesn't get lonely, no doubt I'll be rescuing more frogs from my cats no doubt!
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@weemam (13377)
9 Jun 07
Hiya pal I looked it up on the web how to look after my frog and i came up with this I hope it works http://allaboutfrogs.org/info/doctor/common.html I hope I find you well and happy pal xxx
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 07
Thank you for the info, very useful my friend x
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@weemam (13377)
9 Jun 07
glad to be of help pal xx
@mummymo (23707)
9 Jun 07
Not a subject I know a lot about sweetheart but I have found this link for you - if it is any help! http://www.ehow.com/how_12701_care-frogs.html
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
10 Jun 07
Well it sounds good what you are planning there as for Food well they normally find their own Food I think your best bit is to ask in a Pet Shop and see if they have any advise or even check on the Internet how to feed a Frog and what they need
9 Jun 07
I've never kept frogs. We used have some in our garden when I was younger and we used to look after them but they're no longer around. I think the cats around here got them and now the people who live next door have them. (the cats) Goodluck with it tho buddy! ~Joey
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
9 Jun 07
No chlorinated water, fish aquarium works great, and add some rock, or gravel to one side and leave water on the other side...get a couple of water plants from the pet store and you will need crickets....
@rosie_123 (6118)
9 Jun 07
Well my friend, I wish you luck with your new pet, and hope things work out. My frodo is a devil for catching frogs, as out garden backs onto woods that lead down to the River, so he has plenty of opportunities. To be honest we tend to take them back down to the River and release them as long as they appear to be healthy and uninjured. I know they need quite a large ground space to jump and move, as well as a pond to swim in, and I think they stand a better chance back in their original home, than staying in and around this house and contending with Frodo and his brothers - (and sister once she gets strong enough to go out hunting again!) Love to Fred:-))
@raydene (9875)
• United States
9 Jun 07
You can keep in in the tub if you cover it.They will walk up the side of even a glass aquarium.Place dirt in the bottom or rocks along with some vegetation and water.If you put a bit of hambburg it will attract flies to the tub and that takes care of food supply.You will want to look up on line to see what kind he is so to make ready for wintering him. Good luck Hugs
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
9 Jun 07
The best thing that I can think of is build a room (cage) for him and put a top over it so the cats can't get ahold of him. After you build one make sure there's plenty of room and place lots of grass and water. You can use old pans or whatever you can think of so he can swim as long he wish. I think you can find some food at the pet shop. My daughter had a pet frog once and lives 3 years (we watched it grew up from tadpode to a frog it was neat) Also it will help you to get rid of those pesky flies :) I get too attach to animals. Hope this helps.