Traits & behavior
This means they eat mostly live insects.
This means they sleep during the day and are active at night.
Pac Man frogs are healthiest and happiest living alone.
One of the few frogs with teeth, Pac Man frogs will bite if startled or feeling threatened.
Things to remember
Always supervise children when they're observing your Pac Man frog.
Pac Man frogs have sensitive skin and do not enjoy being handled very much.
Remove uneaten insects from the habitat the morning after an overnight feeding.
Safety & cleanliness
Please remember that all pets may bite or scratch, and may transmit disease to humans. Keep your pet's home clean and wash your hands before and after handling your pet or cleaning his home. Infants, young children, pregnant women, people with compromised immune systems, and the infirm or elderly are at greater risk of infections and should use caution when in contact with the pet or its habitat. Consult your doctor for more information.
Crickets & worms
Pac Man frogs eat small, live insects, like "gut loaded" (feed the insects a special supplement so they have extra nutrients) crickets, mealworms or wax worms.
Feeding frequency & amount
Feed juvenile frogs daily; adults 3-4 times a week. Offer an amount that can be consumed during their overnight feeding.
You'll need to "dust" the insects with a calcium supplement twice a week - ask a PetSmart associate for details.
Since frogs absorb water through their skin, provide water in a shallow dish for soaking and change water daily. Also mist the surfaces inside the habitat twice a day to maintain humidity levels and to provide drinking water.
Signs of a healthy Pac Man frog:
- Clear, alert eyes
- Eats and drinks normally
- Breathes easily
- Well-formed droppings every 2-3 days
Things to watch for:
- Runny droppings or red streaks in droppings for more than two days
- Lethargic behavior
- Eating or drinking less; weight loss
- Red, inflamed skin
- Swollen joints
- Discharge from the eyes, nose or mouth
If you notice any of the signs above, please consult an experienced Reptile Veterinarian as soon as possible.
Use a 10-gallon or larger, glass terrarium with a screen lid for proper ventilation.
Keep the humidity level in the terrarium at 70-80%. A hygrometer (humidity gauge) will help you keep track. Place moist moss on top of bedding to help maintain humidity. Mist moss twice daily.
- Day - Maintain a daytime temperature between 75-85° F
- Night - Maintain a nighttime temperature between 70-75° F
- Place a thermometer in the home to monitor temperature
Live plants help maintain humidity levels. Consult a book about tropical frogs for a list of appropriate plants.
Line the terrarium floor with 2"-3" of coconut fiber or reptile bark bedding. Clean out waste weekly and change bedding at least once a month to prevent fungus or mold growth.