When selecting a pet frog, you want to make sure that the frog is healthy. It is great to adopt and to want to heal a sick animal, but sometimes, it's more pain and money than it's really worth. If you have the experience and ability, then by all means, adopt a sickly frog and bring it to good health and standing. Otherwise, you want to make sure that the frog that you choose is going to be healthy.
There are many different frogs on the pet trade, the most popular being pac man frogs (horned frog), dart frogs, White's tree frog (dumpy frog), Budgett's frog, red eye green tree frog, red belly frog, and bullfrogs.
Each species will have slightly different signs of illness or health, but for the most part you can pick a health frog with the following tips.
Just remember if you feel the need to save a starving or neglected frog, you may find that you're setting yourself up for failure and disappointment. And, if you already have other pet frogs, by introducing a sick frog can threaten the health of your other frogs.
If the enclosure that the frog is in appears dirty, with dirty water and/or dirty soil, you may want to consider a different pet store or breeder. Frogs breathe through their skin, and if the water is dirty and the substrate has poo and dead crickets lying about, then the frog is breathing that. In many cases, frogs will urinate in their water, and if the water isn't changed daily, they are just absorbing that right into their bodies; it just isn't healthy for the frog.
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