Strawberry Horned Frog
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The Strawberry Horned Frog, also known as the Pacman Frog or Argentine Horned Frog, is a fascinating amphibian with a distinctive appearance and captivating behavior. This unique frog species, scientifically named Ceratophrys cranwelli, is widely sought after by frog enthusiasts due to its vibrant colors and interesting feeding habits.
The Strawberry Horned Frog is native to the rainforests of Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. It thrives in moist, tropical environments and is often found near water sources. They are semi-aquatic and spend much of their time burrowed in the forest floor, waiting for prey to come near.
The ideal temperature for Strawberry Horned Frogs ranges between 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (24 to 29 degrees Celsius). It is important to provide a temperature gradient within their enclosure, with a warmer basking spot and a cooler area. Proper heating equipment, such as heat mats or ceramic heat emitters, can be used to achieve the desired temperature range.
When keeping a Strawberry Horned Frog, a spacious and secure enclosure is essential. A glass terrarium or plastic vivarium with a tight-fitting lid is recommended to prevent escapes. The enclosure should have a substrate of damp soil or coconut fiber to mimic their natural habitat. Providing hiding spots, such as caves or plant cover, is crucial for the frog's sense of security.
Strawberry Horned Frogs are voracious eaters and have a diet consisting primarily of live insects. They are opportunistic predators and will readily consume appropriately sized prey, including crickets, mealworms, roaches, and even small mice or other small vertebrates. It is important to provide a varied diet and ensure that the prey items are smaller than the width of the frog's mouth to prevent choking.
With proper care, Strawberry Horned Frogs can live for 6 to 10 years in captivity. Factors such as diet, habitat conditions, and overall health play a role in determining their lifespan. Providing a suitable environment, a balanced diet, and regular veterinary check-ups are essential for their well-being and longevity.
Behavior and Personality:
Strawberry Horned Frogs are known for their ambush hunting style. They have a large mouth and powerful jaws, which they use to consume their prey in one swift motion. They are generally sedentary and spend much of their time buried in the substrate, waiting for food to pass by. While they may not be as active or interactive as some other frog species, they have a unique charm and are fascinating to observe.
We don't ship live animals. You can order online and choose click and collect, and we will hold it for you.