All About African Clawed Frogs

Skin Shedding?
About Clawed Frogs
African DWARF Clawed Frogs
Where can I Buy Clawed Frogs?
Rachels Frog Adoption Centre
Housing your Frog
Skin Shedding?
How Big do they Get?
How Long do they Live?
Keeping Them Healthy
How to Tell the Boys from the Girls
What do ACF's sound like?
Breeding Clawed Frogs
Rearing the Tadpoles
Common Diseases
Other Illness
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Disease and Illness in Detail
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Internal Organ Pictures
Endangered Clawed frog: Xenopus gilli
Xenopus Species and Classification
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Fish to Keep with My Frog
Clawed Frog Videos
Skin Colour Variations
Science and ACF's
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Shedding Skin

African Clawed Frogs do shed their skin.  This is perfectly natural.
They replace old skin with new every few weeks when they grow or when it's worn.
It looks like a thin film coming off and they usually eat it after shedding.
Excess skin shedding can be a sign of skin parasties or pollution or chemicals 
in the water.
Healthy Shedding should only take a few minutes and the frog eating it gives it extra
health as the skin contains anti-biotics and good proteins etc.

Frog eating shedded skin, picture courtesy of Geoff Smith.

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