Title: How Big Should My Wood Frog Be?
Description: 3 month old wood frog is really small
smittys - August 30, 2009 04:17 AM (GMT)
I was hoping someone with frog expertise could help me out. My son received a wood frog tadpole for his birthday. The company told us it was a green frog but after some research I found out its actually a wood frog. The tadpole was born April 27th 2009 so that makes him around 3 months old. My question is...how big should he/she be at this point. He is only the size of maybe a nickel right now and I'm feeding him fruit flies which he loves. I tried to feed him some baby crickets but he seems to be afraid of them. I know it takes a long time for them to mature but I was just hoping he would be a bit bigger by now. Any help would be appreciated.
Robyn - August 31, 2009 12:40 AM (GMT)
Hi! Did you previously send me an e-mail about this subject? If not, then someone else had the same thing happen. Are you sure it's a wood frog? It's brown with a black mask? Wood frogs are small frogs. Mature males are only about 1.5 to 2 inches long and females up to 3 inches. How do you know when the tadpole was born? Did they send you eggs? Or, did you mean the date that the frog turned from a tadpole to a frog and left the water? If the latter, then he'd been 4 months as a morphed frog and closer to 6 months since birth. Wood frogs are slow growers. Aside from the wingless fruitflies and baby crickets, you can try baby mealworms and blackworms for variety and also small insects and worms from outside as long as no chemicals were used in the area. When morphed, baby wood frogs are tiny, about a quarter inch. If yours is already the size of a nickel, then he's growing pretty well. It takes about a year for them to reach full adult size.
smittys - August 31, 2009 04:59 AM (GMT)
They actually sent me a little piece of paper with the birth date of the tadpole on it. I'm just trusting that they didn't make it up. I've tried baby crickets (he's afraid of them, won't go near them) also tried the tiny meal worms (he has no interest in those) He just loves the fruit flies. I did try some tiny brown ants but I worry about those getting out of his tank and causing havoc in my house. I's like to send you a pic but I'm not sure how to do it. He is def a Wood Frog, has the little bandit mask and everything.
Robyn - August 31, 2009 04:50 PM (GMT)
You can e-mail me a photo at help at fishpondinfo dot com
smittys - September 1, 2009 12:55 AM (GMT)
I tried to email you the pics at the email you sent but it wouldn't go through. It said it was invalid.
guy35 - September 1, 2009 01:23 AM (GMT)
i would recommend you seeing painteds4life for hardcore facts. wood frogs are supposed to be a little small, but they grow a little slow. hope the frog does good!
Painteds4life - September 1, 2009 11:41 AM (GMT)
^_^ i dont know a thing about wood frogs actually. Just know what they look like.