We bid farewell to our little froggie friends this week.
Despite my reluctance to keep tadpoles or frogs after a few casualties, it seems I was persuaded by two little people to puh-lease keep our remaining two tadpoles until they had grown.
I agreed, these would be our last two... and I desperately wanted to keep these two little ones alive.
We found the tadpoles just over 3 months ago at a local rainwater run off area, measuring under a centimetre long including their tails.
We boiled lettuce for them for the first couple of weeks for food but after that we decided to let the water get a little green and merely put the cage outside when it was raining to get some fresh water/oxygenation. As the tadpoles grew they would suck the algae off the sides of the plastic aquarium, their little bodies eager to feed and grow.
They got really fat and squishy around the time when their legs were sprouting.
Then, quite suddenly really, they shrunk and shrivelled, and we had a very cute baby frog!
By this time I was feeling nervous when I checked on them everyday so we decided to set them free one morning before school. They seemed happy enough in their new environment.
I hope so.
Farewell froggies. Thanks for sharing your miraculous transformation with us!