I’ve always been fascinated by frogs. They are amazing little creatures that morph from water-loving tadpoles into chirping land-dwellers. I came across some fun facts about frogs that I thought I’d pass on. Take a look at the following info and see if there isn’t something new to you!
• Frogs can live in water and on land.
• Visits to water are necessary for frogs, otherwise they will die if their skin dries out.
• A frog’s eyes never close when they are asleep and they can see upwards, sideways, and forwards at the same time.
• Blinking helps a frog swallow its food. The eyeballs are pushed down towards the roof of the mouth and helps shove food down the back of the frog’s throat.
• Drinking water isn’t necessary for frogs, since they soak it up through their skin.
• Most frogs won’t breed until they are at least 3 years old.
• Frogs can breathe through their nostrils, but they actually absorb half of their air through their skin.
• Antarctica is the only continent frogs aren’t found on.
• Around 4,740 species of frogs exist in the world.
• The smallest frog is smaller than a dime and the largest weighs over 7 pounds.
• Up to 4,000 eggs can come from just one frog.
• A frog’s tongue can reach great distance because it is attached to the front of the frog’s mouth, instead of at the back like a human’s tongue.
• Rings on a frog’s bones tell scientists how old a frog is. A new ring forms each year the frog hibernates.
• Frogs can only see in black and white.
• One kind of desert frog can live for 7 years without water.
• The Darwins Frog carries his mate’s eggs in his mouth until they form into fully grown baby frogs, or “froglets”.
• No frog can live in salt water.
• A painkiller 200 times stronger than morphine was found within the skin of a certain type of frog.
• The skin of a single Golden Dart frog could kill up to 1,000 people with the amount of poison contained within it.
This little Toad House Cottage would look really cute in a flower or vegetable garden!
I hope you find these facts entertaining and enjoy sharing them with others!
Have you heard of any different facts about frogs?