The Pixie frog is the largest amphibian in sub Saharan Africa, and the second largest frog in the world. Males have a yellow or orange belly and throat. Females are beige underneath. African bullfrogs spend a lot of time buried just below the surface of the ground and wait for prey to come to them. They are sedentary in the dry season and can grow a cocoon of skin to help keep moisture during hibernation. This is called Estivation. They usually awaken at the on-set of the rainy season and will breed and be most active at that time.
The Pixie frog’s diet consists of bugs, fi sh, mice, birds, other frogs, reptiles and small mammals. They will eat just about anything that will fit in their mouth.
Size: Males 8 – 10 inches length Females 4 – 6 inches length Weight: 2 – 4 lbs Lifespan: 20 – 40 years in the wild