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March 19, 1999

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Mustard, the Pet of the Day
Name: Mustard
Age: One and a half years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Albino Horned Frog
Home: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
   Mustard is my Albino Horned Frog, he was purchased on February 14, 1998 and was born in October the previous year. Mustard is special because he dispels the reputation these frogs have for being ravenous and violent and biting their owners. He is extremely tame and very shy, actually he is quite the whip and only would eat mice if they were swung at him and bonked him on the nose. He really, really has to be agitated and starved to be provoked to bite and even so, he usually burrows away and hides when threatened. I submitted Mustard, as a candidate, because I saw that another albino horned frog was nominated, but mine has that mild manner that no other frog seems to have.

    Albino horned frogs used to be rare but are now becoming very popular by breeders and herpetologists. There is a very interesting story on how I ended up buying him, but intrinsically, I always likes frogs and toads. They are possibly my favorite animal in the whole world. I have had pet frogs and toads in the past but have always let them go back in the world after a few weeks of play. But not too many people have seen a frog of this hue and breed...nor have I, so I purchased him. He eats feeder fish and worms, and of course mice. He was my mascot during my second semester during my most grueling graduating year at Sheridan College of Graphic Design. His most unique croaking was recognized and admired during power naps to pushing me through the days. In fact you might say he wakes me when I need to get back on the work horse. I could go on and on about him, but he, and his co-terrarium neighbor, Morphine, will have a site dedicated to them to be finished this summer, so be on the look out!

    More pictures of Mustard can be seen here.

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