Fantasy Horned Frog
Live Animals Are Click and Collect Only
Please note that we do not ship live animals. You can order online and collect in store.
There are many colours and patterns ranging from greens with bright red markings to dark green/browns with black. With controlled breeding,Albinos are also available and these look great. When you see these little chaps for sale, you may think "aren't they cute!". Yes they are, but they grow to a size of 100 - 150mm, they are as wide as they are long. Adults weigh up to 2kg - that's two bags of sugar. They also have teeth along the bottom jaw, so watch your fingers!
How do you keep Horned Frogs?
You can keep them in plastic tanks, with a soil substrate covering the bottom, thick enough for them to burrow into. Place moss over half of the substrate and a shallow dish of treated water, deep enough to cover half of the frog. You will find that the frog will just sit and wait for food to walk past them. This is one of the reasons why they are so big and fat!
They like a temperature of 25 - 28C (77 - 82.4F), so you need to provide them with a heat source. We keep ours in a very warm room, I would recommend using a small bulb above the tank or a heat mat on the side of the tank. Caution must be taken not to dry out the substrate when using the above heat source. Spray twice per week, but if the tank becomes too dry the frog will dig into the substrate and cover themselves in mucous.
A range of insects can be purchased from either your local pet shop or via this site (see live food list). Dig up earthworms and buy some frozen mice, this will keep the diet varied as much as possible. Growing frogs should be fed every day and adults a few times a week. Caution must be taken not to over feed the frog, as these will keep eating!