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Can a bullfrog be brought in the house over the winter as a pet? If so what would be needed.



Replies:
While it is not generally a real good idea to bring any wild animal in for a "pet" (and describing a frog as a pet is a bit of a stretch in my opinion) it is not illegal in Illinois, and probably not in other states either, to do so. (Mammals and birds are a very different story however, and should never be captured). The biggest problem with keeping a frog in winter is feeding it, depending on the frog they might eat crickets or even small mice, which can be had from pet stores. Otherwise, a decent size aquarium with a rock or log that the frog can get out of the water on if it needs to, should be enough, cleaning regularly, etc.

J. Elliott



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