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What do Frogs Eat?

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Hi, my name is Tim Cole. I'm with the Austin Reptile Service, and I've been keeping reptiles and amphibians for over forty years, and we'll talk about what to feed frogs. Frogs are carnivores, so they're going to pretty much eat any animal that's smaller than they are. So small frogs, obviously, would start out with small insects, and they work their way up. A good example is the American bullfrog. Bullfrogs, even as tadpoles, will eat siblings, and as they metamorphasize and get out on land, they pretty much will eat anything small enough to get in their mouth. It's not unusual for an adult bullfrog to eat snakes, or turtles, or birds, or mice. Most frogs that we keep in captivity for pets are like the African bullfrogs, the horned frogs, White's tree frogs. They all do very well on insects, and some of them on small rodents, especially the African bullfrog.

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