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.
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
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 >
How often a frog eats depends on his size and species. Generally, smaller frogs require daily feeding, medium-sized frogs must feed up to four times a week, and larger frogs need feeding a few times a week.Full Answer >
Green frogs are mainly carnivores, and they feed on various insects and aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, including slugs, snails, flies and crayfish. They also eat butterflies, caterpillars, moths and spiders.Full Answer >
Leopard frogs eat varied diets of ants, flies, worms, smaller frogs, and even small birds and snakes. They may also eat other frogs of their own species. Leopard frogs hunt by sitting very still and waiting for prey to appear before surprising the prey by suddenly pouncing and trapping it in their mouths. Leopard frogs are carnivores, which means that they eat only other animals.Full Answer >