No Frogs As Gifts... Without Research

It's okay to get a frog for a knowledgeable person!

Every holiday season, there's an inevitable spread of articles and advice about pet adoption--even when it comes to frogs. "Don't get an animal as a gift!" we're all warned, and it's actually really good advice if you're thinking of getting a pet for a child or someone who isn't very knowledgeable about frogs. That said, if your frog lover has done their work and really knows how to care for a pet, and you are sure they're capable, it's really not that big of a deal to get them the frog as a gift.

This is especially true if you're a parent who has raised the child to care for animals and you know your child is ready. I know some families who not only have their kids pet sit and care for plants before getting pets, but write research papers on their care and health! Of course, you also have to commit to caring for the pet yourself in the event of your child being sick, or ultimately not ready for a pet, and that's the real warning people need to issue--not that a kid isn't read, but a parent isn't. So be sure that YOU will take care of it, if all else fails, before making this decision.

Are you planning on getting anyone a frog for the holidays? If so, what kind, and where will you be adopting from?

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