If you’re considering purchasing a pet frog or a live tadpole kit, you might want to know some fun facts about your new friends. Frogs make great pets for children and adults alike, and learning all about their life cycle is a great introduction to the wonderful world of nature.
Frogs are amphibian which means they can live in water and on land. They are born in water and the first part of their lives as a tadpole is completely in water.
A frog will shed its skin around once a week. It will then eat the dead layer of skin!
A group of frogs is called an army!
Frogs use their eyeballs to help them swallow food; they push their eyeballs down into the roof of their mouths to help the food go down their throats.
Frogs only have teeth on their upper jaws and are used to keep prey in place when eating rather than biting.
Frogs take on water by soaking it through their skin rather than drinking it.
They also breathe through their skins as well, but they do also have nostrils that take in around half the air they need.
Common pond frogs are ready to mate when they reach 3 years old.
Frogs use their very long tongues to catch food. And they are super-fast at it!
Frogs never close their eyes, not even when sleeping!
Frogs have amazing all-round vision, they can see ahead, sideways and upwards all at the same time.
Only male frogs croak; which they use to attract female frogs and warn off other males.
Frogs need to be around a water source so they can keep their skin cool in warm weather.
The largest frog in the world is called a Goliath frog and is around a foot long and weighs about 7 pounds.