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Domestic frog, an animal that if someone can make sense, to others can appear nice. It has very ancient origins, so much so that its ancestors were among the first colonizing amphibians of the Earth. One of the characteristics that certainly helped them to live and resist for many millennia, albeit evolving, is the physical conformation suitable for spending a lot of time in the water but at the same time for surviving for hours and hours in the open air. Over the centuries, the Domestic frog she reproduced with eggs but not those we are used to thinking: hers are eggs without shell and wrapped in a kind of jelly.
House frog: characteristics
There are many frogs, and also very different from each other, which may resemble other animals belonging to the same group, such as toads and tree frogs. Many varieties inhabit South America and Australia, in total there are 48 species of the same a la family in the world Domestic frog in Italy it can be one Rana latastei, or Temporaria, Arvalis, Dalmatina, Italica, obviously, and also Graeca.
The frog, although domestic, is to all intents and purposes self-sufficient and is very keen on its autonomy. It is a free animal that wants to remain so, even if there are specimens raised and then marketed. When dealing with a House Frog, it is necessary to inquire about the species to which it belongs in order to better treat it.
As regards the dimensions, can vary from 10 to 300 millimeters, in general, those living in the house are not microscopic, they then form a compact and basically stocky body, without however looking like toads. The legs, totally countertrend, are long and agile, the eyes, then, are the classic frog eyes which we often attribute to people with bulging eyes.
The skin of the Domestic frog it is not exactly pleasant to caress even if it depends on taste: to the touch it is smooth, soft but a little slimy, it is used for allow the animal to breathe. Another frog that cannot be caressed, but because it is difficult to find and approach, is the Amazon dart frog. Do you know it?
House frog: how to breed it
There is no sudden breeders of Domestic frog, before purchasing the animal and accessories, it is necessary to contact authorized and certified facilities. It is possible to choose between some species but if we are at the first experience, the better African dwarf frog, not huge and above all manageable.
Other species can be domestic only if we reproduce their identical habitat in our home, which is not easy, unless we are lovers, willing to furnish the living room according to the taste of this green animal.
House frog: what it eats
One of the factors that often discourages people from taking one with them Domestic frog it's their diet. They do not have particularly shared tastes, as far as I'm concerned, in fact they mainly feed on insects, worms, crickets, blowflies, vinegar gnats and mealworm larvae. If they settle well, some specimens may also learn to appreciate less impractical foods, such as pieces of meat, tadpoles also appreciate a lot salad, seaweed and nettles.
As for the doses, it depends a lot on the type of frog and its size, the best thing is to proceed by trial and error: being an autonomous animal, it will know self-regulate without starving nor tend to obesity as certain greedy dog breeds often do.
House frog: terrarium
A Domestic frog needs a terrarium, let's choose it large and well structured, so that our friend has space to both relax and swim a bit, as she likes to do. Let's not place it under the sun, not even near the kitchen and any source of dust or odors or "splashes", and we make sure that not too many specimens live in the same terrarium: the Domestic frog he cares a lot about his privacy.
Just like a dog or a cat, she too needs two annual visits to the vet, in the meantime let's read up on it so you can be careful observers, noticing if something is wrong. At home the temperature must be set on the frog because it alone it is unable to manage its own thermoregulation.
In the terrarium, we can foresee the presence of moss, holm oaks, dwarf palm, lichens, logs, floating plants and small rocks to rest. Essential the water filter which must have a daily change.
If, after reading all this, we don't feel like adopting one House frog alive and well, we can buy a nice accessory that portrays her: a 40 x 60 cm coconut doormat, obviously green or opt for a glass frog which, however ,,, is alive!
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