Watching the transformation from tadpole to frog is so fun to watch. I’ve been raising different kinds of frogs for a while now but this was my first spring peeper. The egg that I was lucky enough to find was super tiny. I found it in a roadside ditch filled with water. It was an area near my house that I’ve seen (and heard!) adult spring peepers during breeding season. This is between February and June. They lay eggs individually and attach them to submerged aquatic vegetation. This is in contrast to other frogs of Maryland that lay their eggs in clumps or strands. Here you can see the tiny tadpole (above) and when it got a little bigger (below).
Back legs!A frog raising container can be anything with a wide mouth. What I mean is that you don’t want something shaped like a glass. You want something with proportionally more surface area. This baking dish worked well.If the lettuce that you are feeding your tadpole(s) starts to rot, take it out. Add fresh food.
Add small pieces of lettuce at a time to prevent soiling the water.
Change out half of the water in the container as needed. Usually every other day but more frequently as they grow and if you have multiple frogs. Replace the water with clean room temperature water. Make sure you don’t add water with bleach in it.
Use a turkey baster to suck up the nasty water and feces that accumulates at the bottom of the container.
This spring peeper crawled out of the water. Make sure you have a cover on your container when they start growing legs. You don’t want them to get lost in your house. This frog is absorbing its tail.Going going gone!
Here is the link to my post on raising green tree frogs. Here you will find more tips on raising small frogs.
I hope this post has inspired you to want to raise your own frogs. Best of luck.