What do frogs eat?
Welcome to What do Frogs Eat, we hope you find this website useful in trying to find out what your new pet frog eats. Unlike other pets you or your kids have found in the yard frogs can be a great pet. Frogs are carnivores, which mean they eat meat. So, what do frogs eat? Well as a general rule frogs will only eat live food. There are some tricks to getting your pet frog to eat dead food, but we will cover that in a later section.
Before attempting to feed your pet frog for the first time make sure you have a shallow dish, such as a mason jar lid filled with water. The mason jar lid will rust, but it will work until you find a better dish. Without water frogs will not live! Once you have the water then you may begin experimenting with what your new pet frog will eat.
The first step to figuring out what your new pet frog will eat is by determining its size. In general frogs come in 3 sizes, small, medium, and large.
- Large Frogs: 3 to 6+ inches
- Medium Frogs: 1.5 to 3.5 inches
- Small Frogs: Less than 2 inches
What do large Frogs eat?
An example of a large frog would be the bullfrog. A bull frog can be anywhere between 3 to 6+ inches in size. Bull Frogs will eat most anything that will fit in their mouths. For larger bull frogs you may feed them small mice, which can be purchased at your local pet store. As well they eat many larger insects like grasshoppers, crickets, and roaches. They have even been known to eat small turtles and other smaller frogs. Adult frogs only need to eat 3 or 4 times a week. Younger frogs should be feed every day. Note: Bull Frogs will eat dead mice if they presented as alive.
What do medium and small sized Frogs eat?
Crickets by far are the most popular frog food. They can be purchased at any pet store, Wal-Mart, bait shop, and even many convenient stores. If you have a small frog you will need to purchase baby crickets, which are normally only found at your local pet shop. If you were to ask me What do frogs eat? my first answer would be crickets. By far they are what frogs eat. Especially pet frogs.
Some other common foods that may be feed to your pet is just about any insect you find on your windows at night. Flies are great, but for smaller frogs you will need to pull off the wings. This will enable your small frog to catch the fly. One other item that should be noted is that pet store do carry Frog and Tadpole Bites, or other varieties which some frogs will eat. Blood worms are another good choice for feeding small and medium sized frogs. Just make sure you place the worms is a small lid such as a gallon milk lid.