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Frog Facts
Frog Facts

Q: How long before I get my Tadpole?

A: If your kit came with a certificate for a Tadpole, mail it or fax it to us per the instructions. Allow 2 weeks for it to arrive.

Q: Can I order Tadpoles during the winter?

A: Yes! We ship Tadpoles year-round. Expect a shipping delay if it‘s below freezing in your area.

Q: How many Tadpoles can I put in my Habitat?

A: Only 2 Leopard frog size Tadpoles will fit in the Habitat.

Q: My Tadpole isn’t moving. Is it dead?

A: Probably not, it can take up to a day before the Tadpole explores the Habitat.

Q: How long does it take the Tadpole to become a Frog?

A: 12 to 16 weeks.

Q: My Tadpoles were doing fine and then next day they are dead. What happened?

A: This is usually a water problem. If you accidentally introduced hand lotion or soap into the Habitat during a water change, or forgot to add the water treatment to tap water, or overfed and have dirty water for too long then it will harm your Tadpoles.

Q: Do I need a heater, filter or gravel in my Habitat?

A: No ?room temperature water is best, filters may take away the Tadpole‘s food and gravel makes water changes very hard and isn‘t necessary.

Q: Can I put a new Tadpole in my Habitat with a Frog?

A: No, the Frog may consider the Tadpole to be food.

Q: What if I run out of Tadpole food or water conditioner?

A: Your local pet shop carries these Tadpoles like goldfish food and you can use any water conditioner made for fish tanks that removes chlorine and neutralizes metals.

Q: Do you give a Guarantee?

A: Yes. We guarantee your Tadpole will arrive alive. After it arrives we can no longer guarantee it as most problems with Tadpoles come from improper water care.

Q: Can I play with the Tadpole or Frog?

A: No. A Tadpole‘s skin is fragile and is easily damaged if handled improperly. A Frog is delicate and may escape or be injured during handling.

Q: What if I can no longer care for my Frog?

A: Please do not release the Frog outside. Your Frog may not know how to survive in the wild because it has not learned to hunt on its own. If it does survive, the Frog may endanger local wildlife by out-competing local creatures for the same food sources. Some suggestions: find a friend or neighbor who would like a pet Frog, or donate it to a school for a wildlife display, or give it to a local pet shop who can possibly find it a home.

About Your Leopard frog

Frogs can live 5 years or more in captivity. An adult Leopard frog can grow to 4 to 6 inches, but it takes years for them to get that big. Female Leopard frogs are usually slightly larger than males, but it‘s not really possible to tell which you have. Leopard frogs will not mate in your Habitat because they do not mate until they are 5 years old and like special conditions not offered in your Habitat.

You can visit for more information on the Frog Life Cycle and Biology.