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What eats crickets?

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Different species of frogs eat crickets as a main food source. American green tree frogs are one of the specific species that eats crickets. White tree frogs and pacman frogs are also included. In addition to crickets, flies and moths are also often consumed by different species of frogs.

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What eats crickets?
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Crickets are available at most pet stores for the purpose of feeding pet frogs. Instead of making repeated trips to the pet store to purchase crickets, some frog owners keep large quantities on hand. To keep large quantities of crickets alive, it may be necessary to learn how to care for and feed them.

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