Chubby Frog

Asian Bullfrog, Painted Frog, Rice Frog, Bubble Frog
Kaloula pulchra

A strikingly marked species, this frog has a back which is colored a rich mahogany brown, with a cream band down each side, usually with a darkish edge. It is round shaped, and doesnt have much of a neck so it looks somewhat chubby.
These frogs get to be about 7-8 cm long.
Males have darker throats than females do.

These frogs are mostly terrestrial and need well planted terrarium with little shelters or hiding places. They like to dig in or hide under something most of the time.
Suggested substrates include potting soil, soil/peat mixture, sand mix, or orchid bark, sphagnum moss/mulch substrate.The gravel is probably kind of rough on their skin.
Also include a large shallow water bowl. Keep the humidity high by misting the tank a couple times a day.
Read more information on this subject in the Housing Your Pet Frog section.
Suggested temperatures are around (Max 80°- 85°F (26.6°-29.4°C) down to 65°F (18.3°C) at night)
(see the Frog Doctor for details on illness prevention.)
These guys are big eaters. Flies, crickets, moths, mealworms, nightcrawlers, earthworms, wax worms, butterworms, small grasshoppers ... are all taken voraciously.
(See my page on Dealing with Crickets for more info.)
These frogs are fairly sedate...usually digging into a layer of leaf-mound or moss and hiding out, until the evening when it will come out to eat. These frogs can survive very dry conditions by burrowing in and waiting for the rain when they come out to breed...(See Weird Frog Facts: Desert frogs)
Miscellaneous Facts:
Apparently these frogs can be quite noisy. The load croacking has also been described as a mewing noise...These frogs come from South-East Asia.
Also, don't handle these frogs too much...or you'll end up with some glue-like slime on your hands. Apparently the stuff is very hard to get off too!

chubby frog (Image courtesy of Creatures Great and Small ent. : Amphibians Page.)

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