African dwarf frogs eat worms, gammarus and shrimp. Dwarf frogs kept as pets can be fed fresh or frozen brine shrimp, beef heart and tadpole bites, which are pellets containing vitamins and minerals, fish meal, fish oil and brewer's yeast.Continue Reading
Pet African dwarf frogs eat a variety of foods to which their wild counterparts are never exposed such as beef heart, which is the heart of a cow. However, worms are a popular meal that both wild and pet frogs eat. Popular types include bloodworms, nightcrawlers and earthworms. Although frogs prefer fresh meat, they also eat frozen worms as long as they are cut into small pieces. However, bloodworms should never be fed live to frogs because they contain hooks, which make it difficult for the frog to swallow.
Wild African dwarf frogs very rarely eat insects. Instead, they feed on crustaceans, worms and bug larvae. Shrimp is one crustacean that is popular among wild frogs because they are native to the Congo River where the African dwarf frog lives. Gammarus is another type of crustacean that both wild and pet dwarf frogs can eat. These long crustaceans have 13 body segments and live around freshwater habitats such as rivers and lakes.Learn more about Frogs
The diet of frogs varies depending on the species; most consume insects, snails, spiders and worms, while the larger varieties consume small fish, moles, mice, and even other frogs. Frogs consume primarily organisms that are smaller and lower on the food chain: flies, worms, centipedes and other crawling insects are among their favorites.Full Answer >
Male African dwarf frogs have small glands behind their front arms, while females lack similar structures. Called post-axillary subdermal glands, they resemble small pimples. These glands likely serve a reproductive purpose, but their function is not yet clear.Full Answer >
Tree frogs can jump 7 feet, which is 50 times the length of their body. Many other frogs can jump at least 20 times their own length. However, some frogs have short hind legs and hop only short distances.Full Answer >
Find information on how much tree frogs are worth by comparing prices at PetSmart.com, BackWaterReptiles.com and PetCo.com. Be sure to take the size of the tree frog into account as price normally increases with size.Full Answer >