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LDCRLUIS
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# Posted: 29 Sep 2012 22:44


So I have been feeding my frog (Leptodactylus savagei) with chicken liver for a while an I was hoping to get some opinions.
bare in mind that there are no proper pet shops near by where I can get crickets, roaches or any of the good stuff.

Is it bad to do it t all?

Is it a good staple diet?

is it a good snack?

Sandy_Bear
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1842 posts

# Posted: 30 Sep 2012 02:28


I would class chicken livers as a "Snake" or "Treat"

FwoGiZ
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# Posted: 1 Oct 2012 03:40


i am pretty sure it is not a good staple diet....
you can order crickets online, but I would suggest you start a roach colony, best staple food for frogs



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BIG HYDRO
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# Posted: 1 Oct 2012 14:35


They need whole prey foods to get a fully varied diet. Chicken livers are very high in Thiamin, which causes health problems in frogs over time.

You need to find a source of food for your frog before it's too late. This is something that should have been researched and considered before getting the animal.

You can buy feeder prey online if you have no place local to buy them. Also pretty much any sporting goods store or even walmarts and kmarts carry Canadian nightcrawlers. If you don't have any of those stores, then Costa Rica should be easy to find feeders to start a colony.

Feeding frogs all sorts of crap other than what they need is irresponsible and will lead to an early death.



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misty
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# Posted: 15 Oct 2012 01:03


Hi,I'm new here and don't even have a clue as to where to start,every year we get different frogs in our tiny plastic pond with filter & running water,last year we had tiny green frogs and bigger ones came along and took over.Recently I read where frogs hardly ever survive these winters and the predators out side,this year we have three huge frogs/ I am assuming might be bull frogs,I have had several ideas but it's hard making the decision alone as my husband and I are elderly and partially handy cap.First I thought of the cellar where it's cold but not freezing along with a semi heated pond with filter etc. but it's an awful lot of work for us,then I felt why not just put a pond heater in the already set up pond thats out doors?Some one else suggested to get a small beach ball let a little air out and use that for aeration to breath?what is the main purpose of feedings if they shut their bodies down for winter? Please help.....Thank you.


misty
misty
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# Posted: 26 Oct 2012 02:16


I feel if the frog eats the chicken livers then why not? no matter what the species are I would assume if they are hungry enough they will eat any thing for survival, correct? In this day and age it's do or die/or what ever comes it's way,with out the filler of chicken livers the frog is sure to die either way.I think my original idea is/was to help the frog to live longer & learning it's survival techniques for future references/trial & error so to speak,how-ever I am feeding my frog crickets at present,fortunately I do have a ride/how long I'm not sure.I am one that loves saving lives if possible.Some people choose not to order on line because security is not always accurate/recently I was hacked,it's very hard to trust any one or any thing any more.My frog came to me on the patio one very cold & damp evening,he had already started to shut down for winter as he turned grey,I brought him in & set up his/her house with soft coconut bedding,a water bowl & lots of crickets,he/she will eat some & save some for the next day.His/her color/light green has returned to his body,now he sits & looks up at me waiting for the next meal...Life is never promised to us,I/we just play it by ear. Peace


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