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Frogs and Toads - Diet

eat tadpoles bullfrogs mainly

Most frogs eat mainly plants when they are tadpoles and switch to a diet of mainly insects once they turn into froglets. Some tadpoles also eat little bits of dead animal matter that float down to the bottom of the water, and the tadpoles of a few species will even eat an insect or other invertebrate (in-VER-teh-breht), which is an animal without a backbone. Not all adult frogs will only eat insects. Many of the larger species will gulp down anything they can catch and swallow. Bullfrogs, which are common throughout much of North America, are one type of frog that will almost eat anything that comes within reach, including ducklings and other bullfrogs.


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about 4 years ago

I found a tree frog and researched that to keep it in a tank it needs water and mealworms to survive so i bought that yesterday. now I found a really small toad too and I am looking everywhere to find out if they can cohabitat but I am having a hard time can anyone help anwser this for me?

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over 4 years ago

Hello...I found a toadlet in my garden today - it's only about 1" long. Anyone know how to tell if it's male/female? He/she is SO CUTE, but I'm afraid my dog or the neighbour's cat, or even a bird would pick him up. Being so tiny--what should I feed him? (I did put some live ants in his little "home").

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over 6 years ago

My dad and I were cleaning out the weeds in our garden and happened to find two toads. My sister and I were so happy to be able to take care of some toads this is my sisters 2 time raising and my approxamatily 5-6 time I have been raising for ever. I am very excited to start a farm of frogs and toads sooner or later we will have a ton. But I am still looking for different types of tips and foods, and also if there is a way to help any specific injurys if something happens.

sincerely, Alyssa Smith.

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over 4 years ago

There are frogs in my garden but i am not sure if they wil eat the slugs. My daughter is obsessed with animal research and informed me that frogs don't eat slugs but toads do. Is this true? She now, reading all the comments, wants a frog/toad. Thanks.

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about 5 years ago

I find toads all the time, I have 11 at the moment and I'd recommend looking under stones for slugs and worms. But should they start getting skinny you should let them go. I do and then should I want to try caring for them again there usually not far away. I also let them go in April to let them go and spawn. Also frogs are fading away so leaving them alone is the best way to go.
Hope this helps.

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over 6 years ago

i found a frog in my pond and have been caring for it,but it's got a poorly leg so i've been trying to get flys for it i was just wonderin what else it would eat. please help !thank you

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over 7 years ago

me and my sis found a frog in the garden and we have been careing for it verry well and it looks calm. have you any tips? fron Angela and Natasha Thornton x

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about 4 years ago

My fiance found a small toad outside of his work so he brought it home. We've been feeding it crickets and he is getting huge! He has a dark place to hide and a shallow dish to drink from since they soak water in through their pores to drink.

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over 4 years ago

I have a lot of toads at my cottage.Last year I found a toad 4

inches long.Today I found a toad

1 inch and a half and 3 toadlets.

But 2 escaped.

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over 2 years ago

CRAP

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about 6 years ago

My friend shwan and i just fond a toad yesterday and one today and we have been nerchering it and my nabers put them both in a box we just can't find any food for them so its just a matter of time please contact us we need tips and sugetstions for them?

Their names are jimmy and timmy the immy bros lol.Thanks for your help.Bye

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over 2 years ago

This did help and I used the info for my independent study but... you could make just one little change:



1. WOULD IT KILL YOU TO WRITE THE AUTHOR AND COPYRIGHT DATE?!?!?

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7 months ago

THIS IS GREAT

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almost 2 years ago

Irecently bought25 centimeter koi carp and now have only three left and have definate proof that they have been eaten by femail frogs .I have seen them being chased by frogs and one particular occasion have saved a fish from the clutches of a frog held