Ideal daytime temperature
for pac man frogs should range between 70 and 75 degrees. Additionally, an undertank heater should be used on one end of the
enclosure to maintain the temperature of 85-90 degrees. Nighttime temperature should remain between 70 and 75 degrees. The
humidity for pac man frogs should be kept at or near 80 percent.
Most Reptiles and
some amphibians require ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Although nocturnal (mainly active at night) frogs don't
require ultraviolet lighting, if it is part of the habitat design, it is recommended for 8-10 hours per day. The use of a
timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods.
Pac man frogs do
well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. Some individuals
will also eat earthworms and fish. Fresh clean water should always be available as well as daily misting of the enclosure.
Adult pac man frogs should be fed 3-4 times per week.
Pac man frogs should
always be kept singularly as cannibalism is common amoung pac man frogs. Successful permanent maintenance requires a moderatly
sized terrarium (10-20 Gallon). A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include either a sloped
large water bowl or allow for a swimming area. This can be accomplished by using gravel as a substrate and sloping it to form
a "beach" area. It is also recommended that a small powerhead water filter is used to keep the water clean. Live plants can
be used in pac man frog enclosures to maintain proper humidity levels.
2" to 3" inches of
Bed-A-Beast is recommended for pac man frog terrariums to maintain proper humidity levels. The substrate should be kept moist,
but changedregularly to avoid bacterial growth. However, gravel should be used when createing a "beach" tank to ensure water
remains clear and pump is to work efficiently.
Pac man frogs become
rather large and come in a variety of colors, including albino. For this reason, they are one of the most populer pet frogs