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**Please note that when our photos of our Frogs and Toads are taken, the lighting can be different from our facility to the lighting in your tank at home. There is a potential that different lighting may help to bring out more of your frog or toad's coloration.
When you receive your frog or toad the coloration may be vastly different from what you're expecting, because the animal is under the assumption that it is nighttime and has changed color to make it harder for predators to see them. Additionally, colors and patterns may vary from animal to animal, so if you have a preference feel free to mention that when scheduling your order. These requests will be taken into consideration by our Animal Team but are not guaranteed to be met.**
Name: The Pac-Man frog is named after the popular arcade game protagonist, and for good reason! These frogs seem to be able to fit anything in their mouths, including each other! Ceratophrys aurita is commonly called the Brazilian Horned Frog.
Certified Breeder Program: These Pac-Man frogs were procured via our Certified Breeder Program. This certification process will allow us to bring a wider variety of healthy, captive bred animals to you, our customers. We stand behind these animals just like any animals bred at our facility. Besides the fact we’ll be offering more animals, what do you need to know about Josh’s Frogs Certified Breeder Partnership? You need to know these animals are from people with the same approach to animal keeping and breeding that we do, are disease free, and most importantly captive bred! To learn more, please read our blog on the Josh's Frogs Certified Breeder Program.
Recommended Terrarium Size: Pac-Man frogs are sit-and-wait predators. They spend the majority of their time burrowed into the substrate with their eyes (and horns in some species) above the substrate. Because of this, caging does not need be spacious. Babies can be kept in small, plastic reptile enclosures, whereas adults can be caged in enclosures of 10 to 20 gallons.Pac-Man frogs love to burrow, therefore they require a substrate that they can dig in to. Josh's Frogs BioBedding PAC-MAN Bioactive Substrate was specifically made for Pac-Man frogs! Josh's Frogs offers Complete Care Kits for your convenience.
Temperature: They do best when kept in the mid-high 70s. At Josh's Frogs, we house our Pac-Mans at 72-78F. Temperatures in the high 80s F can quickly be fatal, especially when coupled with a lack of water or humidity. Measure temperature with a digital temperature gauge.
Humidity: Pac-Man Frogs require moderately high humidity, and are best kept at 60-70% humidity. Providing ventilation is very important - we recommend using at least a half screen top. Stagnant, humid conditions quickly leads to bacterial skin infections in Pac-Man Frogs. A large dish of clean water should always be provided. Monitor humidity with a digital hygrometer.
Size: At the time of sale, captive bred Pac-Man frogs from Josh’s Frogs will measure about the size of a silver dollar and be between 8 and 12 weeks old. These frogs grow quickly and can reach adult size in 10-12 months. Females may be up to 5" in length, with males slightly smaller.
Age: With proper care, they can live up to and over 5 years. Reports of 8-10 year old animals abound, and many hobbyists routinley keep Pac-Man frogs for 4-5 years. All Pac-Man frog froglets sold by Josh's Frogs are 8-12 weeks old.
Feeding: At the time of sale, captive bred Pac-Man frogs from Josh’s Frogs have been chowing down on 1/2″ crickets and pieces of nightcrawlers for several weeks and growing like weeds! As adults, Pac-Mans will easily eat adult crickets, dubia roaches, and whole nightcrawlers. Prey items should be be dusted with a quality vitamin/mineral supplement. At Josh's Frogs, we dust with Repashy Calcium Plus, RepCal Calcium with D3, and RepCal Herptivite.
Sexing: When mature, Pac-Man frogs are fairly straightforward to sex if you have multiple animals of the same age. Females are larger than males. Mature male Pac-Man frogs tend to call at night. All Pac-Man froglets sold by Josh's Frogs are unsexable.
Color/Pattern: The Brazilian Pac-Man Frog is mostly brown as adults but this is interspered with green.They have larger horns than other species of Pac-Man frogs.
Social Behavior: These frogs are loners, and will eat each other. Housing them individually is strongly recommended. Even when starting out with several frogs, when housed together you'll typically end up with one.
Breeding: Pac-Man Frogs are produced in large numbers for the pet trade, but breeding via natural means (not utilizing hormones) is tricky and unpredictable. When they are bred, a dry season is replicated, followed by a wet season and upswing in food intake. Mature animals are then introduced into a rain chamber, where eggs are deposited in water. Check out our video of Josh's Frogs Rain Chamber Setup.
Natural Range: This species from southeastern Brazil occurs from the State of Bahia, south to the State of Rio Grande do Sul, and inland to the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It occurs up to 1,000m asl. (IUCN Red List)
History in the Hobby: Pac-Man Frogs have been popular in the pet trade for a long time. They are fairly easy to breed via artificial methods, which means they are readily available. Brazilian Pac-Man Frogs are more uncommon than there cranwell or ornate counterparts.
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Still not sure if Brazilian Pac-Man Frogs from Josh's Frogs are the right pet frog for you? Read the reviews below and see what other customers are saying!
After placing an order containing a live animal, you will receive a scheduling email containing our JotForm scheduling link to schedule your new pet's delivery date.
With this scheduling link, you will be able to schedule your order's delivery up to 30 days in advance. You will be able to choose a date of delivery for Tuesday-Saturday (Saturday arrival depends on the carrier's service availability) with the estimated time of arrival generally being 12pm, or 4:30pm for more rural areas. Overnight lows must be above 40°F to ship directly to you (or above 30°F for FedEx Ship Center pickups) as well as below 90°F by estimated time of arrival.
If you require further assistance, or prefer to talk to one of our Customer Service agents, please feel free to reach out to our [email protected] email or our phone line 1-800-691-8178.
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Got little Orb today and they're absolutely gorgeous and settling into their new home well. Thank you so much for everything!
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It’s been about a month since I got my baby Brazilian Horned Frog from Josh’s Frogs and I want to share my experience so far. First frog so it’s been a learning experience, but this little frog couldn’t be any easier. Happy, healthy, and beautiful frog. Took a few days to settle in before eating crickets. This one is very docile and will pretty much crawls into my hand (only handle for transfer to second tub for feeding). Hope it stays that way as it gets bigger. Growing like a weed!! Loves to burrow, hang out in the shallow pool, and eat. Can always tell when it’s ready to eat as it pokes it’s head prominently out of its burrow and waits. Feeding it a staple of earthworms and occasional crickets or minnows. Josh’s frogs team was responsive to my questions and very helpful. Would highly recommend this pet and this seller.
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