Pet Spotlight: Wintermelon the Pacman Frog
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I was going to spotlight a couple of my newest pets today, but I figured this one is probably more interesting and I'll go onto the newer ones at a later date. Considering this is The Frog Blog, it's only natural I blog about frogs at one point or another, so without further ado, let me introduce one of my frogs: Wintermelon.
Speaking of food, she eats more or less anything, everything. She eats the best out of all of my other frogs, who will be spotlighted later -- one in particular is very picky about her food. Fish, crickets, roaches, mealworms... Wintermelon'll eat it all. Just throw it in front of her and she'll (try her best to) chomp it. Occasionally she'll miss and end up catching her mouth on the sponge instead, but that just makes it funnier. But usually she's pretty spot-on with her aim (see video for example).
Amongst many funny things I find about the frogs, one of them is their uncanny way to sit facing one single direction. This means if you turn the tank at a reasonably slow pace so she doesn't get disorientated, Wintermelon will turn on the spot so she remains facing wherever she was facing. Not infallible, but always worth a giggle.
Another funny thing to watch is her swimming. Wintermelon's is particularly adorable, because she has a very rotund body (especially after she's had a long soak!) and very long froggy back legs that are disproportionate to her girth.
You'll notice we use a bright green sponge for her to sit on (or under). Apparently the internet experts say it makes her green brighter -- and I have to say, she has lovely colouring, great for painting. I've also started an acrylic painting of her sitting in a most majestic pose. Maybe one day when it's finished, I'll blog about it.