||Three years old|
||Ornate Horned Frog|
||Java, New York, USA|
Yellow Bean! He has the biggest appetite of any of our frogs!
Beany enjoys eating anything that he can find, that will allow itself to
be captured. We found Beany, sick, at a pet shop; they were not giving
him enough water, and he was suffering from it, dried up and shriveled.
We took him in, and now, a year later, he is a healthy eating machine!
You could call Beany a "gourmet frog!" Last winter, we were snowed in
for a week, living in Buffalo; having no other choice of food for Beany,
we microwaved some fresh popcorn shrimp for him! He immensely enjoyed
this change of culinary pace, though the shrimp are too salty to be
recommended unless it's an emergency! But don't tell Beany that...
Beany is known for nipping at our fingers if we bother him while he
is sleeping. It's just his way of saying, "give me some space." Other
habits of his are squeaking in the night, digging around his tank, and
looking cute for the camera. And that appetite! We had a tank of smaller
frogs next to his tank, and he would repeatedly hurl himself at the
wall, trying to get a free snack! Needless to say, we separated the
We love Beany and the enjoyment he gives us. He is a delight to
own, and I am glad I could share him with you.