Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or
being kept as a pet harm individual animals?
Little Cause for Concern
Ease of care of many non-traditional pets depends on the individual owner’s years of experience and knowledge caring for a particular species. For the purposes of this website, we have geared information toward the benefit of the beginner.
Bullfrogs require large, semi-aquatic tanks. Bullfrogs should not be housed together after tadpole stage because they may attack each other. The tank should contain half to a third water and the rest should be sealed off to form a land area comprised of substrates, including moss and soil. Good water quality through frequent water changes, appropriate temperature gradient, and a UV light are required.
Frogs may also carry Salmonella, which if ingested can cause vomiting and diarrhea; these symptoms are usually mild in healthy adults but can be fatal to infants and young children, or anyone with a compromised immune system. It is important to wash hands before and after each time an animal is handled.