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Old August 10th, 2005, 07:33 PM
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Pet Frog

I just got a new pet frog and was wondering what to fed it.
Is there a section for that here?
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Old August 10th, 2005, 07:36 PM
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There is a section at the bottom of this board for pets like these.

What kind of frog is it? Did you do any research before getting it?

I"m sure you can find all the info you need at Google.com
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Old August 10th, 2005, 09:34 PM
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Pet frog

Crickets and mealie (sp) worms. You can buy them at the pet shop.
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Old August 11th, 2005, 09:34 AM
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Hi, I talked to my toad-friend (she'd kill me if she knew I was calling her that) and this was her advice:
-Feed it crickets, one or two every couple of days
-Keep it in an aquarium and put a little dish of water in it (make sure that the dish is always full) also put leaves, miss and little things for it to climb on into the aquarium.
-VERY important: spray it with water every few days.
-Change everything every few weeks or it will get moldy.
-VERY important: they are very sensitive to the chlorine in the tap water, so all water has to be left to sit out for at least 48 hours

Hope that helps!
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Old August 11th, 2005, 06:00 PM
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Puppy is pretty spot on there.
When I had my toad this is what I did:
10G aquarium, screen mesh top (homemade cost 3$)
I filled in half the tank with sand, and popped a large rubbermaid
sandwich container type thing in one end and filled it with water.
This made it easy to change the water every 2-3 days.
I then planted some grass, popped in some twigs, and some leaves.
If you cut a live twig with leaves, and put it in the sand/dirt,
it will probably continue to grow for some time assuming you mist/
water the soil/sand.
If it is a Frog, it needs an access to water deep enough to submerge fully.
My toad even submerged fully every evening after he had eaten.
For feeding,
Keep in mind that Crickets are mostly shell and not much nutrients.
You can buy "Cricket Gut Load" to feed to your crickets prior to feeding them
to your toad. Keep your crickets in a tall container with a screen lid, feed them on Gut Load and Calcium Enriched Cricket Gel Water (so they dont drown). You can usually buy about 100 crickets, and that will last you around a month or so. Feed your frog a few crickets, if he snaps em up right away and bam they are gone, feed a few more. If he eats a few and leaves the rest, feed that many less next time.
Feed your frog only every 2-3 days. And put him in a location where a window hits the enclosure, so they can cycle with the sun. That is important, if kept in a darker location, they will often go into hibernation.
Good Luck!
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