Adding a pet into your life is a great way to have a companionship like no other. Confused on what to get? You might want to consider having an African Bullfrog as your next pet. You might think getting a frog is a scary task, but it is surely fun. These mighty creatures are a breeze to take care of, because they are dormant at most times, you should not worry too much about its food and health. However, there are a lot of things that you need to know about these mighty pets. This book will help you be prepared on the things that would come in your way.
African Bullfrog breeding, where to buy, types, care, temperament, cost, health, handling, diet, and much more included!
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About the Author
As a child, Brown first learned about fish and aquaria when her father brought home a 10-gallon aquarium as a surprise for his daughter. Within months, the father-daughter team graduated to a 120-gallon tank and were immersed in the intricacies of tank population management.
"We had that go-big-or-go-home mentality common to the hobby," Brown said. "Now I look back and think about what we did to Mama's living room! She was very patient with us."
Brown's fascination with animals continued in college, where she took numerous field biology and wildlife classes that allowed her to view the behavior of many species in their native habitats.
She calls this period of her life the "rodent years," since her only apartment roommates were two hamsters, Hemingway and Leo (Tolstoy). "I also adopted a Guinea pig purely because I couldn't stand the conditions in the pet store," she said. "Trust me, I was in no way prepared to care for Molly and I had to learn fast!"
"The only other time I went into a pet adoption blind," Brown added, "I came home with two green anole lizards. Then I found out I was going to have to feed them live crickets.
While volunteering at her local zoo, Brown first encountered capybaras, a South American mammal that looks like an over-sized Guinea pig. The experience sparked her interest in exotic pets, a subject she continues to pursue with avid interest.
A freelance writer by trade, Brown's animal books are written for her own pleasure and the edification of her readers. She is a strong supporter of animal rescue and welfare organizations, and works with programs educating young children about the proper care of pets.
Brown maintains something of a menagerie of her own, making room in her home for a 180-gallon saltwater fish tank, a 20-year old Scarlet Macaw, a Golden Retriever, and several highly tolerant cats. (She advises that good cages make good multi-species homes.)
"If I become interested in a particular animal and have no direct experience with the creature, I get some before I start to write," Brown says. "All animals have a unique perspective on the world and their place in it. They all have particular needs -- physical and emotional -- and they all have unique personalities. These are things I want to understand before I try to communicate them to my readers."
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Origin and Characteristics
The Breed’s Origin
Size, Life Span, and Physical Appearance
Chapter Two: Treating the African Bullfrog as Family
What Makes It a Great Pet?
Why Choose African Bullfrog?
Licenses for Your African Bullfrog
Can You Handle the Costs?
Costs of Keeping an African Bullfrog
Temperature and Lighting
Chapter Three: Housing Needs for Your African Bullfrog
What Substrate Do I Need To Use?
Chapter Four: Feeding Your African Bullfrog
What Does My African Bullfrog Eat?
How Much and How Often Do I Need To Feed My African Bullfrog?
Some Food Suggestions
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need To Give Supplements and Vitamins?
What Prey Size Should I Give My African Bullfrog?
What Should I Not Give to My African Bullfrog?
What Do They Drink?
Chapter Five: Breeding Your African Bullfrog
The Life Cycle of Your African Bullfrog
Breeding your Frogs
The Rain - chamber
Preparing the Tank
The Frog Colony
Putting on Jungle Sounds
How to Care for Your Tadpoles
The Water for the Tadpole Pond
What to Feed My Tadpoles
Chapter Six: Setting Up Your Frog’s Terrarium
Setting Up a Temporary Terrarium
Setting Up a Frog Terrarium:
Filtration and Cleaning
Cleaning your Frog Aquarium
Husbandry - related concerns and housing problems
Dehydration for Amphibians
Trauma for Amphibians
Amphibian Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
Chapter Seven: Health Considerations
The Tell - Tale Signs
Ways to Keep Your Pixie Frog Healthy
Common Health Concerns
Frog Chytrid Fungus
Metabolic Bone Disease
Toxic - Out Syndrome
Water Edema Syndrome
Amphibian Hypovitaminosis A
Amphibian Corneal Lipidosis
Keep in Mind!