Pipa Pipa Surinam Toad For Sale
Recognized as much for their amazing appearance as for their remarkable reproductive habits, this species of Amazonian frog is completely aquatic. They grow quite large, growing to occasionally over 8 inches in length, and have a voracious appetite for fish and invertebrates, such as various worms and insects. Though they bear the appearance of a squished toad, their strange morphology allows them to excellently blend in and navigate in the detritus that covers the bottom of the black water environments in which they most frequently are naturally found. They are adept escape artists, and care should be taken to ensure that they don't end up as macabre dried-up ornaments on the floor after an escape...in other words, make sure you have a secure top! The aforementioned reproductive habit of curiosity is that of the keeping of their eggs in the skin on their backs until they emerge from the female's back as fully developed toadlets. Nightmare inducing? Perhaps. Awesome? You betchas. Seasonal, and difficult to acquire, so don't wait!
A natural curiosity of the world, the Pipa should really only be attempted by someone with some decent amphibian-keeping-chops who is ready to handle their unusual needs.