Q:

What do frogs eat besides bugs?

A:

Quick Answer

In addition to eating bugs, frogs also eat small mammals, fish, birds, and lizards and other frogs. Certain frogs, such as the ornate horned frog, have mouths large enough to consume mice and other small animals.

Know More

Full Answer

Frogs prefer to eat live fish to dead ones. They catch fish by grabbing them with their tongues and swallowing them whole. Several types of frogs eat birds as large as they can fit in their mouths. One type of frog in Thailand hunts birds by waiting for them near water.

Some frogs eat other frogs, even those directly related to them. For this reason, smaller frogs often don't fare well around larger frogs. Frogs also eat any lizards that fit in their mouths.

Learn more about Frogs

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What do poison dart frogs eat?

    A:

    In the wild, poison dart frogs feed mainly on insects like ants and termites, and on spiders, while a captive frog's diet consists primarily of crickets. Like other frogs, poison dart frogs capture prey with their tongues.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do frogs eat besides crickets?

    A:

    A frog's diet depends on its size, with smaller frogs dining on flies while larger frogs eat worms and grasshoppers. Very large frogs have been known to eat small snakes, mice, baby turtles and other frogs. Frogs do not like carrion, sometimes starving to death rather than scavenging.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do baby frogs eat?

    A:

    Baby frogs will eat any small insects, snails or even tadpoles. A baby frog has a varied diet and will eat any animal as long as it is small enough to digest.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do poison arrow frogs eat?

    A:

    In the wild, poison arrow frogs eats various insects it finds in the rainforest. These frogs need a variety of insects to provide their nutritional needs, as well as the raw materials that form the poisonous secretion on their skin. Commonly, these insects include termites, ants, centipedes and small beetles that the frog hunts using its sharp eyesight.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore