Live reptiles available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.
Mantella Frogs are native to Madagascar and are found in the rainforests there. There are a number of care requirements when keeping mantella frogs. First and foremost, a habitat should be kept at a constant high humidity and a large, shallow water dish provided at all times. Clean water is critical to successfully keeping mantellas. Water should be dumped out and the dish cleaned regularly to avoid any bacterial buildup. You should also include multiple hiding places whether it be bark, hides and/or mosses. Males and females will stake out separate areas within the habitat, so even though these are small frogs they should be kept in larger terrariums to allow space for both genders to feel comfortable together. These frogs are mostly terrestrial so a shorter terrarium with a larger surface area on the ground is suitable. Always pay attention to the groups that are living together to spot any signs of aggression between males or larger, more dominant frogs.
Please note: It is important to wash your hands before and after holding or interacting with a frog. This important for their safety and yours.
Available for sale in Petco stores.
Native To: Madagascar
Adult Size: 1-3"
Care Level: Advanced
Scientific Name: Mantella sp.
Most Active During: Daytime (diurnal)
Life Span: 5+ years
Eats: Fruit flies, pinhead crickets; dusted 2-3 times per week.
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