How to Make a Frog Habitat

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Buying a frog at a pet store and purchasing a tank is one way to add frogs to your life. Did you know, however, that there is a more natural way to attract frogs to your home outside? If you make a habitat perfect for frogs, they will automatically be gravitated toward it. If you give it time, you will have plenty of hopping, croaking frogs in your yard to enjoy. Providing the perfect frog habitat is key. If you need help building your own frog habitat, read further. This article was designed to help the average person make a lovely habitat any frog would love to call home.

Things You'll Need

  • Black plastic
  • shovel
  • bushes
  • hollow log
  • 4 or 5 heavy rocks
  • piece of fabric 1 foot by 2 feet
  • Swamp plants
  • water lilies

Choose a spot for your pond. Preferably, near bushes or hollow logs. Frogs like to hide and take cover in logs and underneath the branches of small bushes. If you don't have any bushy areas, plant at least 2 in the area you want a pond.

Dig a hole 3 feet in diameter and 1 1/2 feet deep. Make sure the sides slope to allow the frogs to climb in and out with ease.

Line the entire hole with black plastic found at any home and garden store. This will prevent your pond from leaking water. Turn the plastic up around the edges of the pond and hold it in place with several strategically placed heavy rocks around the perimeter.

Lay your strip of fabric down one side of the pond, going from the deepest part to the edge. This will help the frogs climb out so they don't slip on the black plastic.

Place a couple of pet store swamp plants in their trays in the shallow parts of the pond. If necessary, hold the trays in place by covering them with sand. This will provide frogs a place to lay their eggs. It also provides a bit of protection for tadpoles. You should also place a couple of water lily's in the deepest part of the pond for older frogs.

Fill a couple of large buckets with tap water. Leave these buckets outside overnight. This will help aerate them and get rid of all the harmful chlorine and chemicals from the tap. After you have waited a night, you can fill your pond.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you don't like the idea of filling your pond with tap water, place buckets outside during the rain, or just let your pond fill up with rain naturally.
  • Don't leave young children outside with your pond alone. Just like a bathtub, children should never be left alone if there is pond full of water.

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