Monday, October 23, 2006

Fat Froggie Croaks!!!!

Frogcroaks



Finally I posted my first video online....and finally there's a real frog croaking on thefrogcroaks.blogspot.com...This is a painted frog or also known as a chubby frog (Kaloula pulchra), one of the four I have in a 3 foot aquarium they share with two green paddy frogs. They've been around as pets for two years already(if you check, they appeared on pictures in my blog way back in January 18 and 27, 2005) and I love them the most, amongst all my other frogs because they are non-aggrssive, give me the most pleasure in observing and children simply adore them. The don't jump as much, but they can jump quite a distance when they want to...them charging up first by tensing all their muscles before a leap and landing with a plop is hillarious.

As I am writing this, a friend told me that she is scared of and doesn't like frogs...I think that's a great misconception. Frogs are nice and they don't do anything wrong. They are not dirty and 'being ugly' is often a matter of personal taste. Hey, ever thought that they may not think much of your looks too? I have seen 'loving mothers' beat to a pulp a frog that was unfortunate enough to hop into the presence of that...that... more accurately described as horrid beast of a woman.The irony is...that same horrid beast of a woman would later buy a golden plastic frog to place on a shelf to better the feng shui.I wish she gets reincarnated as a frog so some other woman can beat her... :P

Frogs are generally harmless and handling them probably pose more harm to them than you.Our skin are thick so germs probably can't penetrate and it'll be okay if we just give our hand a good wash after before eating anything or licking our fingers in weird fettish. For the frog however, our rough and warm skin can hurt their smooth wet skin and disrupt their cold-blooded system. Touching a frog probably feels like the reverse of having a doctor's cold cold stethoscope pressed on your warm chest...and now imagine if that stethoscope is larger than you...it'll be quite a shocker no? So do run your hand through some tap water and cool it down before grabbing a froggie friend...

...If you are thinking of starting a hobby keeping frogs...i wholely encourage it, as it will better your understanding of them,animals and nature. But please do care for them properly and be whole-hearted and commited as a petkeeper. Don't neglect your pets...they are living animals capable of suffering.If you ever give up on your hobby..be kind enough to bring your froggie to a clean stream for him to go back into the wild or call me up and I'll do it for you...don't just chuck him in a clogged polluted drain.

For more info on the care of painted frogs check out
www.amphibiancare.com/frogs/caresheets/asianpaintedfrog.html

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

what a cool pet and pets you have! i like frogs too, though i've never had any as pets.

what do u feed yours?

adriene

Linus Linnaeus said...

Dear Adriene,
Frogs eat anything moving that's small enough to fit in their mouths.Even their own species so frogs should always be mixed with identical size specimens.

I feed mine a mixed array of guppies,crickets, mealworms and grasshoppers...cricket being their staple.

Crickets are sold at 35 pieces for RM 1 at petstores, mealworms cost RM 1 for a tablespoonful. Guppies...RM 1 a bag and grasshoppers I harvest from a field near my house. I need to load the tanks with these only twice to three times a week and let them hunt slowly refilling when supplies run out...

my frogs are so tame they can be prompted to hand feed and lick your finger...

how's japan adriene?

babyPup said...

too bad i didn't get a chance to see that in real life whilst i was there :(

weijie said...

hey linus., how's the going? how's the frog thing? i'm sorry tht i couldn't join u guys anymore, but i really hope that it will get done asap...looking forward to it.

weijie
us

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