3 Care Tips for African Clawed Frog | Pet Reptiles
I got my first African Clawed Frogs in 2004. They have been interesting and fairly easy to care for pets.
The dwarf African clawed frogs, the genus Hymenochirus, are widely sold in the pet trade and are unlikely to present a threat where they to escape due Washington's climate regime. They are smaller, seldom exceeding an inch and a half, andtheir eyes are not as prominent as the larger species. They also have webbing on their front feet, and appear thinner around the waist.
Albinos are pretty common within all breeds of frog, but the ease of keeping and African clawed frog makes it the number one choice for a pet albino frog. They don’t even require live food, which is a rarity in an amphibian pet.
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Unfortunately, one of the most commonly mislabeled species I have run across in pet stores is the African Dwarf and Clawed frogs. Both are fully aquatic frogs, and both appear fairly similar when young. However, while generally they seem less fragile as pets, Clawed frogs also grow to be quite large! As big as a fist infact, while the Dwarf frogs never grow larger than an inch and a half in length. In addition, Clawed frogs are actually illegal in some states, such as California, and recently in Oregon. This is because some of these guys got loose in the water system and started eating EVERYTHING in sight!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.Over the past few years there has been increasing popularity in the maintenance of the frogs as pets. African Clawed Frog is no exception. Although slightly smaller than the non-aqueous interactive frogs, they are happy, if you really want a frog for a pet. In contrast, wood frogs or toads, African clawed frogs are aquatic. This means that being in water all the time, and came to have surfaced to breathe.The African Clawed Frog ()can be immediately recognised by comparing its front and back feet. Itsfront feet are not webbed, whereas its back feet are webbed. The threemiddle toes on their back feet are equipped with short black claws,hence their common name. African Clawed Frogs are quite big animalswhen mature, with a body length of 8-15 cm (3-6 inches). Wild-typeAfrican Clawed Frogs are mottled green, but the albino forms are widelysold as well. A second species, , is widelyused as a lab animal, and may turn up in pet shops occasionally. It isabout half the length of , and also much darker incolour.