Creature Feature: Argentine Horned Frog

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Argentinian Horned Frog

Ceratophrys ornata

Reptiles Alive Name: Totes McGotes

Hisssstory:  Totes McGotes was adopted.

RA Diet: Totes McGotes eats a diet of crickets, superworms, and the occasional dead mouse.

Natural Diet: Horned Frogs wait for food to come to them. They will eat insects, lizards, and even other amphibians.  They are sometimes referred to as “Pac-Man Frogs” due to their huge mouths and huge appetites!

Range: Tropical rainforests of Central and Southern South America

Habitat: These frogs prefer the leafy muddy forest floor of humid, wet tropical rainforests.

Size: Females can grow up to 5.5 inches (including legs) but are often wider than they are long. Males are smaller.

Lifespan: Horned Frogs can live about 6 years.

Reproduction: Females can lay up to 2,000 eggs that develop within 2 weeks