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Do frogs drink from their skin?


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December 02, 2008 10:04PM

A characteristic of all amphibians is permeable skin. They do have the ability to absorb water through their skin. It is called cutaneous absorption. It is very uncommon to observe frogs drinking water orally. Their primary means of hydrating is by absorbing water, rather than drinking it. Thus, frogs can "drink" through their skin.