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Name: Vern H.
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Age: 40s
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Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2002



Question:
I have another bullfrog question. I purchased my bullfrogs from a bullfrog farm and I am hoping to keep two with my students in large terrariums. They will be taking them home, keeping journals, and doing research. I am presently trying to figure out their diet. It appears they will eat as much as I put in their terrarium. Two crickets or six crickets each day, it does not seem to matter. These are very large frogs and I would like to figure out a balance diet for them. Any suggestions?


Replies:
Bull frogs will sometimes overeat if offered as much food as they want. No need to feed them every day, 2 or 3 times a week should be enough, for large frogs a half dozen or so crickets per feeding on that schedule sounds about right. Many bull frogs will also eat small mice and just about any other kind of live food, and some can be taught to eat pellets and other non-live food, but usually only when started young. Search for "frog care" or "bullfrog diet" or similar on Google and you will find a wealth of information.

J. Elliott


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