Monday, May 13, 2013

Frog Jumping Day

Frog Jumping Day

- Today is Frog Jumping Day! Frog Jumping Day can be traced back to Missouri author Mark Twain and his first short story, "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog." If you’d like to read this story today, it’s also known as "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" as well as "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."

Frogs make great pocket pets, so you may want to celebrate Frog Jumping Day by getting a frog as a pet. Many frogs are simple to care for, fun to watch, and can be a great first pet for children—as long as they maintain proper hand-washing techniques!

Raising pet frogs can be done simply by purchasing a frog habitat with a coupon for tadpoles and raising your frogs from infancy. Or, you may prefer to purchase a frog and provide a habitat for it.

Some varieties that make excellent pets are the African Dwarf Frog, the Oriental Firebellied Toad, and the White’s Tree Frog. These are all either very or fairly easy to care for, active enough to be interesting, and do not grow to be excessively large.