Frog died

Jonathan6303

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Today our frog died. I take complete responsibility for this death but I will explain my case. About a year ago my sister decided to start a science project and the science project was raising tadpoles to frogs. All but 1 tadpole survived and of course I somehow was assigned the task of raising the froglet. They did not know the specie so I really was in the dark. My setup was moist cocofiber a giant water bowl in the middle a piece of cork bark and a fake plant. The frog was thriving until today. It was dry yet there was water in the water dish. I definitely should of done more research. So I will definitely learn from this mistake. I feel terrible that I didn’t give this animal the care it deserved and will definitely not attempt frogs again for a while and stick with tarantulas.
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The Snark

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Start with the species of the frog and it's average life span. No sense in searching the old trunk in the cellar for monsters when there may be a dozen elephants in the room.
 

Jonathan6303

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Start with the species of the frog and it's average life span. No sense in searching the old trunk in the cellar for monsters when there may be a dozen elephants in the room.
I didn’t know the specie. I asked them and they didn’t know. I tried to find the specie and my guess was it was a Lithobates clamitans but I was still unsure.
 

Jonathan6303

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Btw the science project was for her students. She is a tutor.
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Dandrobates

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It’s hard to tell without seeing the side profile but it’s likely lithobates catesbeianus which like clamitans is highly aquatic. (Clamitans has a pronounced ridge across the sides of the body starting above the tympanum) There are many possibilities as to what went wrong but husbandry wise they need a large body of water and plenty of room to leap about. They don’t make a great choice for a captive and there are better options out there. At least you tried though, which is more than many people do so don’t be too hard on yourself.
 
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