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saxon
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# Posted: 30 May 2007 16:38


My african bullfrog is aobut 2 inches long, he's grown half an inch in 2 weeks, He is currently eating around 5 medium locust, 10 waxworms and a couple of worms or mealworms every day.
I have been feeding him 'if he comes out' which is every day around 4.30pm.
Am I overfeeding him or should I continue to 'feed on demand'???
He does seem to be a rather fat little bugger to what he was when he arrived.

Sax


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Hayden
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# Posted: 30 May 2007 20:20


Holy sh#$!!! I don't know a whole lot about African Bullfrogs, but it sounds to me like you are definitely overfeeding!! Don't quote me because like I said I don't own or never have had any of these frogs, but damn, 10 waxworms?!?!?!

KittenClaw22
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# Posted: 30 May 2007 20:29


I always feed baby frogs however much they want to eat, because they are still growing. However I think you should avoid fatty foods like waxworms because it can be damaging to their internal organs. Too much fat can eventually lead to death.

I suggest switching mealworms and waxworms for earthworms.

Earthworms are easy to feed and much healthier than waxworms.

When he reaches full size you should worry about over feeding, until then, he's a growing boy! Feed at will.

So feed earthworms as a main staple, locusts as a back up food and maybe an occational parasite free guppy for extra calcium.

Have you been dusting the food with calcium and vitamin dusts?


saxon
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# Posted: 30 May 2007 21:07 · Edited by: saxon


Thanks for the replies.

He is growing fast. He's grown half an inch in 2 weeks. I was told they grow quickly.
He turns away when he's full. Unless he's just a greedy pig that is?
I use nutrobal and cricket dust on every other feed. I use it for the Iggy so I always have it in.
I'm not buying guppies they cost over


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2 amel cornsnake
3 carolina cornsnakes
1 ghost cornsnake
1 anery cornsnake
2 royal pythons
2 argentinian rainbow boas
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3 dogs
8 cats
4 mice
2 gerbils
1 Iguana
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kwik
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# Posted: 29 Aug 2008 20:47


i have a baby bullfrog that is about 1 1/2 cm long he just turned into a frog from a tadpole a month ago and is not eating wat should i do


kwik
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# Posted: 29 Aug 2008 20:47





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BullfrogGreg
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# Posted: 29 Aug 2008 22:08


Kwik i would start another thread and title it something like baby bullfrog isn't eating, and then give us all your specifics on it, like substrate, humidity, temp, etc...

BIG HYDRO
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# Posted: 29 Aug 2008 22:57


At that size I feed them as much as they will eat in a 10-15 minute span deopending on the hunting skills. Waxworms are too fatty for them though and should only be fed as an occasional treat. Also, I would only dust once, maybe twice a week. You can do just as much if not more damage by over-supplementing as not supplementing their diet.

Here is a care sheet for them.



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Mr Ribbit
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# Posted: 26 May 2009 18:55


Hey i justy caught a baby bullfrog out side, cuz it almost got eaten by a snake. What size cage should i put it in he is about an inch long and has not eaten yet. What substrate should i use? And what shopuld i feed him and how much? SHould i have some place for it to hide in in the cage?


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Kinziee
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# Posted: 18 Jun 2009 19:37


Obesity is common amongst baby frogs. You should not feed him that much because as a baby he will just keep eating. I would stick to 2-4 bugs per day.
As he gets older you should feed him more but less often.


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