Can you have pixie frogs as pets?

Pixie Frogs have become popular with hobbyists who want an aquatic and easy to care for pet that is more exciting than a goldfish. They are very intriguing amphibians and spend most of their 20 year lifespan burrowed underground. Unlike most amphibians they only come out after heavy rainfall.

Are pixie frogs active?

Pixie frogs are nocturnal, meaning they’re more active at night. They don’t require sunlight, but they do need lighting that mimics a day and a night cycle in their habitat. If they’re in a dim room, light the terrarium for 12 hours a day with a fluorescent bulb.

Do pixie frogs like to be handled?

Pixie Frogs are a pretty forgiving frog (in terms of ease of care) and can make good first time amphibian pets. Pixies will tolerate a little bit of handling. However, most do not like to be handled very much. Each will have their own personality but most tend to get stressed with excessive handling.

Are pixie frogs good for beginners?

They are easy to care for, but beginners should be careful handling them as they are very territorial. They are also venomous but if you wash your hands immediately after handling it won’t harm you. They are good for beginners who want to learn about the feeding and husbandry of a frog.

Can you overfeed a pixie frog?

Pixie Frog Feeding Because they are not active animals, you will have to be careful not to overfeed your pixie frog. In fact, you’ll have to keep a close eye on your frog’s weight because pixies are prone to obesity.

How can you tell if a pixie frog is male or female?

Male pixie frogs are olive green, with yellow or orange throats and underbellies. Females are lighter green, with white throats and underbellies. Both sexes have spade-like appendages, used for digging, on their rear legs.

How often do pixie frogs eat?

Pixie frogs are voracious eaters and do best with a wide variety of food items. Juveniles should be fed appropriately sized crickets daily. They will soon grow into monsters that can eat larger prey 2-3 times per week.

How can I tell if my tree frog has an illness?

Assess your frog’s energy level. Lethargy can be a key symptom of a variety of illnesses that occur in tree frogs. They include Red-Leg, MBD, edema, and others. Look for a lack of activity, the frog’s jaw to hang open, and its legs to be sprawled out. Red-Leg is often fatal — there is no known cure for it.

Why does my frog have a lack of appetite?

Changes in your frog’s appetite can signal a problem with their digestive system or an illness that does not allow them to catch their prey. For example, lack of appetite is a symptom of MBD. This disease weakens the bones of your frog and decreases its energy so much that it can’t chase down its prey. MBD is often caused by improper feeding.

What does it mean when a frog is lethargic?

Edema is when the frog swells up and becomes lethargic because it is so bloated. If your frog is lethargic and not bloated, then it does not have edema.

Why does my tree frog keep gaining weight?

If your frog has gained weight, this is probably due to overfeeding, or it could be a sign of edema. Cut back on the amount of food it gets and make sure its weight stabilizes by weighing it every few days. If your frog is losing weight, it could be that your frog is just naturally thin or that it needs to be fed more.

What do you need to know about pixie frogs?

Pixie Frogs are dicks. They don’t play well with others, and they will often attack their care-givers. But they’re also big, lovable, and fascinating. So despite their grumpy personality, here are some important tips on how to take care of those dick-headed amphibians. This Pixie Frog Care Guide will Cover The Following Topics:

How long does it take for a pixie frog to morph?

Tadpoles feed on plant and animal matter and take about 30 days to morph into little Pixie Froglets. Interestingly, the dominant male will protect the tadpoles until they’re ready to leave the water, but he also occasionally eats some of them while standing guard.

How often should I Feed my pixie frog?

Adults should be fed two or three times a week with occasional snacks. Food should always be fed with forceps to avoid getting your finger bitten. There isn’t a commercial feed available for adult Pixie Frogs so they should be fed several gut-loaded insects or a freshly thawed pinky mouse.

How long should a pixie frog bedding last?

If you diligently spot cleaned daily, a deep bedding of 5-7 inches should last a month at least. Regardless of the choice of substrate selected, it needs to be moistened at all times with dechlorinated water. Tap water that has been dechlorinated chemically or “aged” is perfectly fine.