Frogs and toads are perennial favorite pets. They include easy-to-care for breeds and intriguing, exotic varieties. For both first-time pet owners and life-long hobbyists, frogs and toads can make fascinating pets, but it is essential to learn how to care for them properly. With colorful photos, charts, and tables, this guide covers the basics, including: *Choosing your frog or toad *Creating and maintaining your pet's new habitat *Feeding and caring for your frog or toad *Keeping your pet healthy
You'll also learn about the varieties of frogs and toads, and about their existence in the wild.
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Table of ContentsPart I: All About Frogs and Toads.
Chapter 1: What Are Frogs and Toads?
So Many Frogs and Toads.
Classifying Frogs and Toads.
What’s the Difference Between a Frog and a Toad?
Chapter 2: Frog Anatomy.
Limbs and Locomotion.
Chapter 3: Choosing Your Frog or Toad.
Where to Get Your Frog or Toad.
Before You Bring Your Frog Home.
Choosing a Healthy Frog.
Wild Caught vs. Captive Bred.
Part II: Caring for Frogs and Toads.
Chapter 4: Housing Your Frog or Toad.
Terrariums for Land Dwellers.
Aquariums for Aquatic Frogs.
Aqua-Terrariums for Semiaquatic Frogs.
Like Water for Frogs.
Chapter 5: Feeding Your Frog or Toad.
How Much Food?
Chapter 6: Keeping Your Frog or Toad Healthy.
Life Span in Captivity.
Choosing a Veterinarian.
The Best Way to Avoid Problems.
Infectious Microbial Diseases.
Handling Frogs and Toads.
Froggy Dangers to People.
Part III: Frogs and Toads in Our World.
Chapter 7: The Variety of Frogs and Toads.
Disc or Flat-Tongued Frogs.
Poison Frogs as Pets.
Surinam Toads and African Clawed Frogs.
Chapter 8: Frogs and Toads in the Wild.
Size and Growth.
Reproduction in Frogs and Toads.
Hibernation and Aestivation.
Releasing Frogs and Toads into the Wild.
Frogs, Toads, and the Law.
Protecting Frogs and Toads.
Appendix: Learning More About Your Frog or Toad.
Some Good Books.
Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians.
Shows, Expos, and Swap Meets.
Shopping on the Internet.