Does anyone else have bad luck with African Dwarf Frogs?

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Does anyone else have bad luck with African Dwarf Frogs?

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Hi, everyone!
I was just wondering if anyone else has ever had a problem with Petsmart’s ADFs.
I’ve kept many in the past, but no matter what, they always tend to die of an unknown cause. The only ADFs I’ve kept for their lifespan were from a toy store, kept in a tiny cube.
Am I doing something wrong? To be honest, there are always dead frogs at Petsmart, and I feel like there’s just something not right with them.
This is really out of curiosity, because I know I’m doing everything right. Has anyone else had bad experience with Petsmart’s ADFs? What could be the problem?
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Re: Does anyone else have bad luck with African Dwarf Frogs?

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I don't think they have an extremely long life span, maybe two or three years. Possibly you're getting older frogs? What are you feeding them?
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Re: Does anyone else have bad luck with African Dwarf Frogs?

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I feed them frog pellets, blood worms, and snails. The older frogs is a possibility, but I feel like they drop dead regardless. Older frogs usually get skinnier and more sluggish, and they seem pretty fast and lively before death. I do find that at petsmart, they’re treated more like fish, and aren’t treated for diseases like most reptiles/amphibians are. I don’t know for sure, though. I only have one left in my tank, and he seems happy, but I’m always afraid he’ll die out of nowhere. I’ve read different things about random ADF deaths, but nothing’s ever clear. As for age I’ve read that they average 5 years, though some can live 10-15.
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