African Bullfrog as Pets: A Complete African Bullfrog Pet Owner's Guide

African Bullfrog as Pets: A Complete African Bullfrog Pet Owner's Guide

by Lolly Brown

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Overview

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949555097
Publisher: Bryan Biernat
Publication date: 03/11/2019
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

A life-long animal lover, Lolly Brown is equally comfortable writing about exotic creatures like the Mexican axolotl or dispensing practical advice to dog owners about kennel cough.

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

Introduction

Chapter One: Origin and Characteristics

The Breed’s Origin

Size, Life Span, and Physical Appearance

Quick Facts

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

Housing Requirements

Temperature and Lighting

Humidity

Food Requirements

Chapter Three: Housing Needs for Your African Bullfrog

Housing Requirements

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

Frog Reproduction

Breeding your Frogs

Misting System

The Rain - chamber

Preparing the Tank

The Frog Colony

Putting on Jungle Sounds

Frog Introduction

How to Care for Your Tadpoles

Housing Tadpoles

The Frogspawn

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

Waster Removal

Husbandry - related concerns and housing problems

Water quality

Dehydration for Amphibians

Trauma for Amphibians

Amphibian Hypothermia and Hyperthermia

Amphibian Toxicities

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

Bacterial Infection

Fungal Infection

Amphibian Hypovitaminosis A

Endoparasites

Amphibian Corneal Lipidosis

Gout

Amphibian Viruses

Fungal Infection

Amphibian Parasites

Neoplasia

Blindness

Impaction

Obesity

Keep in Mind!

Index

Photo Credits

References

Customer Reviews