How do you make a habitat for frogs and salamanders?


Quick Answer

To make a habitat for frogs and salamanders, fill a glass or plastic aquarium that has a ventilated cover with sterile, moistened soil and sand, a few plants, a piece of bark and a dish with clean water. Keep the habitat between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit and replace the water daily, as suggested by Michigan State University.

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Amphibians are cold-blooded creatures, which means that their body temperature relies on the surrounding environment. To keep these creatures as pets, it is important to make sure that the temperature does not fluctuate and that the habitat stays moist and rich with food and water. Use the following steps to create a habitat for frogs and salamanders.

  1. Get a medium or large aquarium with a ventilated top
  2. The aquarium can be made out of glass or plastic, but make sure that the hood has holes to allow oxygen to flow in and out of the habitat freely.

  3. Place soil, plants, water and bark into the habitat
  4. Cover the bottom of the aquarium with a layer of sterile, moist soil and sand. Start to make the habitat using plants and rocks for greenery and for the amphibian to climb on. Make sure that the plants do not go so high that the animal can climb out of the aquarium, and place a large piece of bark in the habitat for the animal to hide under.

  5. Provide a dish of water and maintain the temperature of the habitat
  6. Make sure the habitat does not go above 80 degrees or below 65 degrees Fahrenheit, and provide the amphibian with clean water daily. Feed the pet insects or special food.

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