How to Play with Your African Dwarf Frog

African Dwarf Frogs are incredibly social creatures, and believe it or not, there is plenty that you can do with them! Playing with your African Dwarf Frogs and giving them enrichment helps keep life in the tank a little less boring!

Steps

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    Using a turkey baster, put your frog's food at the tip, and hold it a little bit over the frog's head. Eventually, the frog will detect the scent of the food and will jump for the food. It will not do this right away, and some frogs refuse to jump, but this is a handy trick!
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    Establish a familiar routine for when you want to feed your frog. Set up a specific time that you will do the feeding for each day. Tap on the glass lightly until the frog swims over, and then feed it the food. Eventually, your frog should learn to associate the sound of tapping with food. One day, you might just find your frog waiting for you at the glass.
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    Experiment with putting new objects into his tank! African Dwarf Frogs are curious animals. Put in some underwater decoration and see what the reaction is! Try putting stuffed animals, dolls, or pictures next to your frog's tank. See if they react!
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    Train the frog to follow your finger. Take a piece of food and stick it onto your fingertips, and put your finger near the outside of the tank, where the frog can see it, and move your finger slowly to one direction, making sure your frog is following it. Wait for a few seconds, and then feed the food to the frog. Eventually, your frog should be able to follow your finger.
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    Take a piece of colored string and dip it into the water and move it to one direction slowly and see what your frog's reaction is! Some frogs might start following the string vigorously, others will hide, and some will back away. Try this with your finger too! if the frog follows the string, vary the color and see what happens!

Tips

  • Never wash anything you put into the tank with soapy water.
  • Be careful not to overfeed your frog.
  • Do not ever handle your frog with your hands. They are delicate creatures.

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