Life Cycle of Frogs

First, adult frogs lay hundreds of eggs in ponds. This stage lasts 1 to 3 weeks.

Next, baby frogs hatch from the eggs. They are called tadpoles. After 1 week, they begin to swim. During the next 4 weeks, they grow gills, tiny teeth, and a tail. After 9 weeks, they grow legs.

Then, the tadpole is now a froglet. By 12 weeks, the froglets will grow front legs, back legs, lungs, and eardrums. Their tails disappear. The process of tadpoles changing into frogs is called metamorphosis.

Last, the frog is now fully grown after 12 to 16 weeks. Frogs can live on land and in the water. Frogs live 1 to 12 years in the wild, depending on their environment.

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