You are commenting using your Twitter account. Though this species is collected both for the pet trade and for food, it has adapted well to urban expansion and appears to be thriving in the wild. As the chubby frog is a burrowing species, the substrate should be relatively deep and damp, but not sodden. Furnish the enclosure with a hide spot or two, such as artificial plants, cork bark, or driftwood. Do not be tempted to use foil or foil-lined polystyrene to insulate your heat mats, as this can cause hot spots, resulting in burnt-out heaters or cracks in a glass tank.
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The air they suck in in order to make this noise, combined with their already rotund appearance, gives the impression of floating beach balls with legs. In the wild, chubby frogs are reported to feed largely on ants and termites, but pet chubby frogs will take readily to any suitably sized commercially produced feeder insects. Loop tapes of males calling can be made easily thanks to websites, such as YouTube, and are of benefit to encourage calling in stubborn males or when working with breeding groups lacking in males. While on the subject of localities, there are, at the time of writing this article, three recognized subspecies of Kaloula pulchra. Articles with 'species' microformats Articles with hAudio microformats.