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    Default Possible Leopard Frogs - Identification Help

    My niece, who just turned nine, gave me two baby frogs that she caught from their pond. I believe they are leopard frogs, but they are tiny (about the size of my pinky nail), but these are the first frogs that I have ever owned. Can anyone confirm or deny this for me? I was looking for set-up information for a tank for them, but it seems all the links are dead, can anyone direct me to set-up rules or guidelines? These are my first frogs and I would like to give them the best possible set up.




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    I can't tell you if they are Leopard frogs or not because I'm honestly not sure. What I can do is tell you the basic care until you figure out for sure what they are.

    For food when they are that small you can feed them fruit flies and spring tails, they will love them!
    For water I would just keep a moist paper towel on the bottom of the tank so they can stay moist and not drown. The current water bowl you have may work though. I would also try to keep the humidity a little higher since they are young.

    If it turns out that they are Leopard Frogs they will require a mostly water environment. Reptiles magazine has this care guide you may want to check out. http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Care...-Leopard-Frog/

    Hope this helps!
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    Thank you for the information and quick reply. I put moistened paper towel in the container I have them in until I can get a screened lid for the aquarium today, but I read that they should be able to submerge themselves but I didn't know if that was required when they are this young.

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    To me it looks like a toadlet, I am not sure what species are native to where you are though

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    I live in Michigan.

    My sister just got back to me that the eggs were in a string. I believe they might actually be Eastern American Toads. Not sure how i found pictures labeled as leopard frogs that were that small, because looking now, froglets with tails are MUCH larger than the little guys I have.

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    Fowler's Toads are also present in Michigan and I think really tough to distinguish at this size.

    Basic Toad care: http://www.frogforum.net/content.php...ytes-Pelobates

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    Thank you for the link. It was helpful!

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