What Should I Feed My Pet Frog?

10% of American households have a pet frog. These amphibians are fascinating to watch with their bright colors and flicking tongues.

Finding the right pet food for them is a bit difficult. Replicating their natural diet and providing enough nutrition for them isn’t as easy as it is with a dog or cat.    

Read on for tips on what and how to feed a pet frog.

What to Feed a Pet Frog 

There is no one answer to what you should feed your pet. A varied frog diet is a healthy frog diet.

You should give them a combination of items such as:

  • Commercial diets
  • Pelleted frog or turtle food
  • Crickets
  • Dubai roaches
  • Black soldier flies
  • Fruit flies
  • Earthworms
  • Superflies
  • Redworms
  • Mealworms
  • Superworms
  • Waxworms

Visit the homepage of Dubi Deli to buy a variety of frog food. 

Preparing Their Food

Choose live prey based on the size of your frog. Fruit flies are too small for a White’s tree frog, but a thawed mouse is too large for a dart frog.

Only give waxworms and small mice as treats. Giving your frog too can lead to obesity and intestinal issues.

Care for any living prey you use as frog food. Look into the requirements of each species and make sure it has enough food and water of its own.

Proper frog nutrition requires supplementation. The most important is calcium because it prevents metabolic bone disease. All you have to do is dust their food with calcium powder before giving it to them. 

Crickets, mealworms, and super worms may need to be gut-loaded. That means fasting them before feeding them a diet high in nutrients and vitamins.

Never supplement your frog’s diet with any human food, especially raw meat. It can cause food positing and throw off their nutritional balance.

How to Feed Them

A frog’s tongue works five times faster than the human eye can blink. It can release, grab prey up to 1.4 times the frog’s body weight, and return to its mouth in 0.07 seconds.

Wait until nighttime to feed your frog because most of them are nocturnal. Vary their diet so they get enough nutrition. Try not to offer them the same food twice in one week. 

Only give them one live food item at a time and keep it close to their eyes. They need to swallow 74% more often if they can’t see their prey.

You can feed a young pet frog once a day a few times a week. Adult frogs should only be fed every 2-3 days.

More Pet Care Tips

A pet frog is a wonderful choice for a small amphibian friend if you know how to feed them.

Commercial diets help, but frogs enjoy a range of insects such as worms and crickets. Vary their diet and add calcium supplements to prevent disease and malnutrition.

Feed them once every few days. Put their food near their eyes so they can grab it easily.

Read the rest of our content for more tips on caring for your pets.

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