It's got to be an American bullfrog, not an African. She's awesome!! No singing as she's female. She's underfed and has all sorts of nose damage from rubbing. Some of the interesting things I found in her cage were excessive algal and bacterial growth, lots of mineral deposits on the glass from lovely hard water, concrete chunks in her tank, a piece of driftwood with huge metal nails driven through it which are corroded and were leaking yuck into her water... yikes! She sure is a rescue.
The tank is 4'L x 12"W x 18"H and has a siliconed plexi divider for a water/land division. I'm going to need to get a more powerful submersible pump. I set up the cage on top of my big snake cage, it looks great.
I got some pics of her on my roommate's camera, but he's gone to bed and I don't have a cardreader or a cable for his P.O.S. P&S. Pics forthcoming.So I spent about 2 hours getting the cage ready and water cycling... placed her plastic container that she was travelling in inside the cage and removed the lid from the tupperware... she goes BOING!!! and leaps about 3 feet straight up in the air!! She promptly BOINGS again and lands behind the snake cage, totally inaccessible... the roomate shrieks like a woman and I shout at him to get me a flashlight... meanwhile I dive under my other aquarium and wriggle as far back as possible to see behind the snake cage...

shine a light on her and she goes BOING BOING BOING straight for my husband on the other end of the cage!! I say "LOOK OUT HONEY HERE SHE COMES" as she leaps straight out from behind the cage and RIGHT FOR HIM!! Hahahahaha she is NOT afraid of people.. so I'm scrambling to get out from behind the cage and I ask him "are you going to catch her?" and he says "she's all yours!"... he's on his knees at this point and the frog proceeds to dive right between his legs and into his crotch!!! I ABOUT BUST A GUT LAUGHING...

my husband pawing around between his legs for this slippery damn frog... I finally reached in and invoked the magical "I've got your back legs now, ***, you're not going anywhere" hold. WOOOHOO what a good time!! I must have shouted and laughed about it for 20 minutes... the guys were all "HURRY UP AND PUT HER IN THE CAGE, what are you waiting for!" ahahahahah I have always wanted a big fearsome bullfrog... now to heal this one up and make a happy healthy frog out of her!
Thanks for the advice on caring for an American bullfrog too, I must say although I've always wanted a pyxie it must not be my time for one!! This Queen Shaniqua bullfrog is going to do just fine, filling my empty gigantic frog role! Emotion: smile
(and if she doesn't work out, I happen to know she's got delicious and muscular thighs!)
fr0glet
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It's got to be an American bullfrog, not an African.

Actually after looking REALLY carefully at some frog identification sites, I do think she's actually a pig frog (Rana grylio). She's got the fully webbed toes, all the way to the tips between the 3rd and 4th toes. Lots of coloring and spots and mottling, too. Maybe someday I'll build the poor thing an outdoor summer pond.

Ahh another pest-quantity frog with delicious legs. That's OK I'll keep her anyway!!! Emotion: big smile
fr0glet
It's got to be an American bullfrog, not an African.

Actually after looking REALLY carefully at some frog identification sites, I do think she's actually a pig frog (Rana grylio). ... thing an outdoor summer pond. Ahh another pest-quantity frog with delicious legs. That's OK I'll keep her anyway!!! Emotion: big smile fr0glet

Aww, I am sorry that it didn't end up being an African!! Pig frogs require the same basic care as an American Bullfrog. The horrible condition it was living in is just unbelievable, I am glad that you have him now. BTW, where did this person get the frog from. I have never seen pig frogs for sale in a pet store before! But, then again, they are quite prolific in this area.
BTW, where did this person get the frog from. I have never seen pig frogs forsale in a pet store before! But, then again, they are quite prolific inthis area.

The girl I got it from was the 3rd owner, and the last owner had moved across the US with it. I suspect it was wild caught in it's native region.
fr0glet
It's got to be an American bullfrog, not an African. She's awesome!! No singing as she's female. She's underfed and ... frog role! Emotion: smile (and if she doesn't work out, I happen to know she's got delicious and muscular thighs!) fr0glet

want more bullfrogs? I can get you some eggs in another month or so... they are rampant at the river by my old house, and are considered a "pest" species.
-cat
want more bullfrogs? I can get you some eggs in another month orso... they are rampant at the river by my old house, and are considered a"pest" species.

No, I'm not into taking pets out of the wild. All animals in Washington state are protected against collection, regardless if they're a pest.
Thanks anyway
fr0glet
It's got to be an American bullfrog, not an African.

Actually after looking REALLY carefully at some frog identification sites, I do think she's actually a pig frog (Rana grylio). ... 4th toes. Lots of coloring and spots andmottling, too. Maybe someday I'll build the poor thing an outdoor summer pond.

Pics are at:
http://www.fr0glet.org/pix/pets/frogs/Rana/page 01.htm

Any commentary on what she really is would be appreciated. Some of the pics show her nose damage, one shows her toes for identification if she's an American bullfrog or a pig frog.
Another pic shows the platform we built to put her cage on, and my cool cube-like cage that I'll putting my Indian Ornamental in. Emotion: smile

fr0glet
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Nice colour (the frog)
Anna
Last I heard, they don't care about bullfrogs as long as you have a fishing license.
-cat
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