General Frog Food Guidelines. Frogs are truly generalist predators—they'll eat just about anything that comes their way in the wild. They'll eat spiders, grasshoppers, butterflies, and just about anything else that fits in their mouth. Aquatic frogs eat a variety of aquatic invertebrates.
You can feed a frog various insects, such as crickets, grasshoppers, and locusts, as well as mealworms, bloodworms, hornworms, waxworms, brine shrimp and minnows. Make sure that you are only feeding prey that is no longer than the distance between their eyes.
While crickets are the most common frog food, it is important to offer your frog a varied diet, including grasshoppers, locusts, mealworms, and, for some larger species, small mice.
Frogs and toads are carnivores, which means that they will eat meat. Small to medium sized frogs eat insects such as flies, mosquitoes, moths and dragonflies. Larger frogs will eat larger insects like grasshoppers and worms. Some large frogs will even eat small snakes, mice, baby turtles, and even other smaller frogs!
Frogs eat living insects and worms. They will not eat dead insects because they hunt based on movement of the prey. You can feed your frog crickets, mealworms or earthworms from the pet shop. Or you can collect your own insects like moths, sowbugs, flies or caterpillars.
Adults eat insects that they catch with their long, sticky tongue, snails, slugs and worms. Young tadpoles feed on algae, but then become carnivorous.
Generally, they require at least a 10 to 15-gallon aquarium or container. The ideal temperature for these frogs is between 77 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit, but can drop to 72 degrees Fahrenheit at night, with humidity maintained around 60 to 80 percent. They should have a large bowl of water they can soak in.
If the animal is trapped or in danger, release it into another part of the garden that provides cover from predators and extreme weather, such as in a compost heap, underneath a garden shed or near / underneath dense foliage; it does not need to be moved to in a pond.
Frogs tend to hide in shaded areas, underground, under leaf litter or in water among shaded vegetation to avoid predators and the sun during the day.
As a general rule, avoid picking up frogs if possible since they can carry salmonella or be poisonous. If you need to pick up a frog or a toad, wear gloves, wet your hands, scoop it up, and support it under its arms. Do not squish it around its belly since this can damage its internal organs.
Apart from recognizing you as the source of food, your frog may recognize your voice. Research has found that certain species of frogs can learn and remember the voices of their animal neighbors, which enables them to steer clear of territorial males.
Frogs don't like being handled and their skin is semi-permeable. This means they can absorb harmful chemicals from your skin.
Frogs choose mates for the sole purpose of species continuation and dominance in the wild, not for love, or companionship as seen in most committed human relationships. Although, people still wonder if frogs can feel love in a general sense, such as a form of love or care for their young.
In fact, among the amphibians, the anurans, or frogs and toads, are perhaps the most intelligent, and have the largest brain to body ratio of the amphibians.
Frogs do no more than the bare minimum, though, as they can't hear anything apart from the noises made by other frogs and their predators. Frogs' ear glands are sensitive only to the frequencies of sounds they need to hear to survive, and their brains react only to certain acoustic patterns.
Frogs generally sleep based on intermediate period of Non-REM, Primary and Cataplectic Sleep. Frogs do not sleep like humans other mammals, yet few scientific studies have been carried out on the topic of frog sleep, and many existing studies are based on a mammal-centric definition of sleep.
A small round disc called the tympanum covers the ears of both male and female frogs. On males of most frog species, the circumference of this small disc is larger than the eye of the frog. On females of most frog species, the disc's circumference is equal to the size of the frog's eye.
Although healthy and previously well-fed frogs can generally survive up to 4 weeks without food outside of hibernation or estivation periods, aquatic frogs can only survive a few hours without water, and toads and arboreal frogs only 24 to 48 hours depending on environmental conditions and species.