December 2011

The Golden Poison Dart Frog

This Amphibian Packs a Deadly Punch

True to its name, the Golden Poison Dart Frog is a lovely shade of yellow. Batrachotoxin is its not-so-secret weapon and this poison is enough to take out animals and humans. Poison dart frogs (or poison arrow frogs) in general are all colorful creatures by nature. They're not venomous in the normal way (like a snake using venom to kill prey), but instead produce the poison through glands in their skin merely as self protection.

Home Sweet Home

Creating a Home Frog Habitat

The type of home you provide for a pet frog depends on the species. Before you select your next amphibian pet, here are a few tips on setting up a perfect habitat that will help them thrive while you enjoy the view.

Four types of housing arrangements are available for frogs. These are each easy to set up, but some will require more maintenance than others.