Scientific Name: Ceratophrys ornata
Lifespan: Over 3 years
Size: 4-6 inches
- A Pacman frog’s diet should consist of:
- 100% appropriately sized* insects (crickets or mealworms), fed 2-3x’s weekly
- All food should be dusted with calcium powder/vitamin powder (alternating days)
- *Insect size fed is relative to the animal’s size. Babies and juveniles should be fed ½ grown or smaller crickets as well as mealworms. Adults can be fed large crickets and mealworms. Superworms are not recommended for this species.
- Adult Pacman frogs can also be fed whole food items (up to adult mice) in lieu of insects.
Caging & Environment
- A minimum of a 10 gallon tank with screen cover or small glass reptile habitat.
- Moistened moss substrate (should be a “soupy” consistency)
- No basking light is needed (room temperature is fine)
- 5.0 Compact Fluorescent UVB light with fixture
- Cricket Keeper & Cricket Food
- Calcium & Vitamin Powders (used alternately)
- Spray bottle for misting
- Pacman frogs should be misted at least twice daily.
- Important: Only spring water (not tap, purified, or distilled) should be used with all amphibians. This includes water for drinking and misting.
- Pacman frogs get their name from their similarity to the “Pacman” arcade character : they have a round body with a large mouth.
- They may also be called “horned” frogs.
- These frogs MUST be kept individually, because they are cannibalistic and will eat anything their size or smaller.
- Pacman frogs are a sight hunter; they are attracted by movement and may bite first, ask questions later.
- Many color variations are available on the market.