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 Pacman Frog - Ceratophrys ornata 


Average Growth: 4 to 8 inches in body length
Average Lifespan: 5 - 7 years
Type: Terrestrial, burrowing
Origin: South American rainforest
Humidity and Temperature: 75 - 85% Humidity, 25 - 28C
Behaviour: Not a very friendly frog in general. May inflict a panful bite if it mistakens finger for food however it can be taught not to bite fingers from young. Rapid eaters with a large appetite. They may be able to jump and swim well when they're young but they become bad at it as they grow older. They are strictly solitary creatures. Placing two or more pacman frogs together in an enclosure will result in cannibalism. They are also nocturnal and only males will tend to croak.
Housing: Plastic or glass tank measuring at least 1.5 x 1 feet. They may not require alot of space but a bigger area would allow a fancier and more complex setup. Use peat moss as substrate and sphagnum moss covering the peat. Provide a water dish just big enough for the frog to dip in. the water should be below the frog's nose level. The frog may defecate in the water dish so replace the water daily.
Diet: Mealworms (with head crushed), earthworms, waxworms, crickets, feeder fish, pinkie mice, fuzzy mice, small frogs. It's important not to over feed your frog or it may die.
Additional note: Make sure that the water you use is dechlorinated water. Pacman frogs are ferocious eaters so it is best to feed the frog using a rounded tip forcep to avoid harming yourself and your frog.

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