Amphibian Para-Para-Paradise!

It’s a day for our Amphibians Herpers, we put away the snakes and lizards to bring to you some cool toads and frogs we have for sale RIGHT here in the shop!  Although these guys aren’t as initially popular or requested like their reptile friends; we make quite a killing on amphibian sales once customers are educated on their care.  So, with that being said, today’s blog will show you and educate you on available amphibians.  Let’s take a look and start off at the little guy :)

The Golden Mantella’s ventral surface is yellow in females, and a lighter yellow in the males. The inside of the thigh sometimes shows bright red coloring.   Just like their red brothers, their brightly colored skin warns their predators that they are very poisonous!  These tiny lil fellas only grow to be 1 inch in length!  Now I know small….THAT’S small!! ;P  Thanks to their small size, they fittingly have small appetites that consist of small invertebrates.

Up next on the roster, are the Spadefoot Toads.  These particular toads are of typical shape to most burrowing frogs. They are round, with short legs and protruding eyes. As suggested by their name, this frog has hard lumps present on their feet, which helps them to dig. Like most burrowing frogs, they will dig backwards into the ground.  They spend the majority of their lives underground, commonly beneath constant ponds or creek beds.

Next on deck, are the Fire-Bellied Toads.  All in the name, these toads display vibrant red- or yellow-and-black patterns on the toads' ventral areas, which act as, a warning to predators of the toads' supposedly foul taste.  . The toadlets and the toads consume insects, such as flies and beetles, but also invertebrates such as annelid worms, and terrestrial arthropods.  Captive fire-bellied toads usually live to be around 12 years old, making them GREAT beginner pets for first time amphibian owners. 

Lastly, we bring you the adored Whites Tree Frogs.  These popular tree frogs are understood to originate from Australia and New Guinea. They are an awesome frog for first-time frog owners as they are simple and super easy to care for. White’s tree frogs have an typical lifespan of 16 years and are sometimes called” Dumpy Tree Frogs” due to their “dumpy” look.  The adult frogs can grow to 4-5 inches in length, with the females usually longer than males.  They are content to sit quietly for hours on end, staring out of their habitat at plants, owners, or walls. (O.o) During mealtime, the frog will move quickly and quietly, stalking its prey. After a while, the frogs will also be able to tell you are going for the box of crickets and will become quite interested in your every move!

 

All of these cute lil fellas can be found for purchase right here at Prehistoric Pets!  Stop on in and have a L@@k!!!

^O^........Priscilla

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