Xander told me tonight that he is feeling left out of the blogging world. Ok, he didn't tell me anything since contrary to Spencer's Dora and Diego movies, frogs cannot talk. And definitely not Xander. In fact, Xander doesn't do much of anything. He sleeps all day, sometimes in the oddest places and positions. All you see is his chin bobbing up and down and if I talk to him, he might move his head in my direction. I leave his light on in his tank for 12 hours a day. It is important he has night and day in his world too. I shut the light off around 7:30 each night and then give him dinner. He comes out only long enough to enjoy a few crickets and then hides again. Most nights I shut all the lights off and wait for him to come out and "play". He loves to take baths in his water dish but he is so slow getting there, that most nights I give in and go to bed.
He really is a very neat and low maintenance pet. I just adore him and watch him most nights by pulling up a chair and sitting next to his tank. He does react to the sound of my voice and that only makes me adore him more. In fact, if John talks next to his tank, he hides even further. A frog after my own heart! He is interesting and has a mellow personality. He is so cute that he looks almost like he is a toy instead of a living breathing animal, if that makes sense.Christine held him for a bit during her visit last week.
These are the spots on his back that I fell in love with right away.
This photo looks a little gross but really he is far from gross. When you hold him, you hardly know he is there, he is so lightweight and his body temperature is very close to ours. He is not slimy in any way, although he looks like he would be. This is how he slept all day yesterday. Just stuck to the side of his tank. Didn't move a muscle for over 12 hours. What a life!
He is hiding out after his dinner tonight. I had to use night mode and zoom in pretty far with my camera. He'll have to hide better than this to elude me!