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Factors to Consider in Choosing Frog Names

Aug 11, 2008
When you have a pet frog, you want to give it a suitable name. Choosing from a list of frog names is something that you do want to put some thought into because since it is your pet, you do want to give it a nice name. One way of choosing a suitable name is to determine what type of frog it is and then fins out some of the characteristics of that type of frog. The usual types of frogs found in North America are:

- Eastern American Toad. This is a toad, rather than a frog and it has darker colored warts on its back. Its belly is green or a brownish white in color and there may be tinges of red or orange around the groin. It trills rather than croaks.

- Northern Spring Peeper. This is a very small frog and can be a mixture of colors, such as browns and grays. It has the rough shape of an X across its back and it makes peeping sounds.

- Green Frog. Even though this is called a green frog, it can be a variety of colors, such as a mixture of brown and black. Its belly can be gray, white, or yellow. It may have spots on its back or it could be mottled. There are ridges extending from the eyes along the back.

- Mink Frog. This frog can be a variety of colors, such as green, mottled with green and black or olive green and brown. The backs of the legs are green and have white spots. The belly can be white in color, which means this frog is often confused with the Green Frog.

- Northern Leopard Frog. This frog is bright green like the color of grass, but some frogs of this variety can be brown. There are black spots on the back and the sides. The spots on the body are oval in shape, while those on the legs are long and narrow.

- Pickerel Frog. This frog is yellowish black and has rows of rectangular or irregularly shaped spots on the back and sides. The groin and the underside of the hind legs are orange and the belly is a mixture of gray and white.

- Wood Frog. These frogs are grey, tan or brown and have a mask along the sides of the head that is dark brown. The sound they make is very similar to that of ducks.

- Bullfrog. This is the largest size of frog, which is about the size of an adult's fist. They are mainly plain green with yellowish-green legs. They do have a ridge that starts behind the eye and curves down around the eardrum. These frogs have the characteristic croaking sound commonly associated with frogs.

If you catch a frog in the wild and hope to make it a pet, then it is important to know what type of frog you have so you can give it an appropriate name.
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