Many frog owners keep real plants in their frog habitat to give their frogs a more natural setting in which to live. Some opt for fake plants, which can be easier to care for, and there are pros and cons to both. Personally I've always preferred live plants, even though I can often kill them (sorry, plants!), and there are always so many aquatic ones to choose from that I've never felt limited in making a decision... until now.
Some startling news suggests that plants probably hate being touched. And apparently this isn't actually news but something many scientists have known since the 1960s. Given all the things plants can do, it makes me wonder what exactly we should be eating. Are they sentient? Do they feel pain? I'm in crisis!
What do you think of this news? Does it change your opinion on whether or not to keep live plants with your frog?