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Pacman Frog Care Sheet

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Pacman Frogs get their name for their overly large mouth. Their mouth is so disproportionately large compared to their body that they look like a Pac Man character.
 
Natural Location: Rainforests of South America
Average Lifespan: 6 years
Estimated Size: Males up to 7" and females up to 9"

Feeding & Water

When feeding your Pacman frog keep in mind that it does have teeth and will bite just about anything that moves. With this in mind it is advisable to either place the food on the ground or use tongs to feed it to your Pacman Frog. Common food for these frogs includes crickets, mice and fish.

Calcium supplements should be provided to your Pacman frog about once monthly. For juvenile Pacmans it should be more often, approximately once per week.

 

Temperature, Lighting & Humidity

Pacman frogs prefer a temperature gradient of about 72 degrees F to 82 degrees F.

10 to 12 hour periods of light are plenty for a Pacman frog. If it goes much longer than this the frog may not eat. Incandescent lights have a tendency to dry out the skin of frogs so it is best to use fluorescent lights.

The humidity level requirements for a Pacman frog are relatively high so be sure to mist the habitat frequently.

 

Housing

An aquarium of at least 10 gallons is needed to house a Pacman frog. A lid is also required so it does not escape. When choosing a substrate make sure that it provides a hiding place for your frog that simulates the leaves on a forest floor like its native habitat.

The skin of Pacman frogs is very sensitive so take special care when deciding on the items to place in the habitat (plants, substrate, etc).

 


         
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