Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Frog Jumping Day, In the News, and Enjoy

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." It is 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 (or a toad) as a pet. Many frogs are simple to care for, fun to watch, and great first pets for children—as long as they maintain proper hand-washing techniques!

Raising pet frogs can be as simple as buying a frog habitat with a coupon for tadpoles and raising frogs from infancy. Tadpoles can be super-simple to raise. It can be great fun to pick out a grown frog—especially for young children eager to see their frogs ready to hop and croak!

Be sure to do your research before you buy a frog. You will need to set up a good habitat with proper lighting, water, and food. To sidestep maintaining this environment within your home, you may want to set up a frog pond in your yard.

Also, be sure to get to know the kind of frog you want. Some frogs may be deceptive; the smallest little amphibians can sometimes grow to be enormous! Dangerous frogs, especially poisonous frogs, are not recommended for beginners or children, and horned frogs and bullfrogs are not very active.

Some varieties that make excellent pets for first-time frog friends 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.

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