The Easter Bunny isn’t the only one hopping with excitement as April approaches! National frog month has everyone jumping for joy to celebrate our amphibious friends. Encouraging education and preservation, potential frog owners should always research the special needs of the frog species they are interested in prior to adoption or purchase. We discourage the capture of native wildlife for containment as pets and encourage people to respect laws regarding wildlife in their area. If you have native frogs in your area, an alternative is to learn how to build a frog habitat in your yard in order to attract the frogs and provide them with a refuge in which to live should they choose to do so. On April 28th it is Save the Frog Day, so hop to it and find out how you can help protect native habitats. One of the fantastic things about frogs is that they come in a variety of sizes and colors. The world’s smallest known frog is only 10mm long while the largest tops out around a foot in length and can weigh over 6 pounds! It is suspected that there are still thousands of amphibian species that are undiscovered, many of which are likely frogs. Frogs are fascinating creatures and now is a great time to learn more about them.
Ask us at Animal Central for more information regarding frogs or visit: www.savethefrog.com
Dr. George Stroberg, DVM and Staff