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    Is this a good feeding plan for an adult male African Bullfrog?
    The random smiley face was a colon and a D for Dubias but it keeps turning into a face.

    Monday:Nothing
    Tuesday:Earthworms with calcium+vitamin powder
    Wednesday:Nothing
    Thursdayubias with calcium+vitamin
    Friday:Nothing
    Saturday:Frozen food(Need help deciding on healthiest option)
    Sunday:Crickets with calcium+vitamin

    I know that a mouse a week would cause my frog to turn blind so is it OK to feed any of these frozen food items to my frog once a week, chicks, quails, rats, gerbils, rabbits or hamsters. Will any of these not cause blindness if I feed them to the Bullfrog weekly.

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    Default Re: African Bullfrog Feeding Plan

    For a mature adult, one time or 2 times a week is sufficient (This is what I do for my female and she is perfectly healthy).
    At each meal : mix as you feelwith nightcrawlers, Dubia roaches, adult locusts (Cut the back legs), crickets.
    One mouse every other month or each month is also sufficient.

    So much vitamin can be dangerous honestly.
    To my adult female (She is 2 years old), I dust 2 insects per week with calcium only, 1 insect every other week with calcium + vit D3 and 1 to insect per month with multivitamin.
    An adult doesn't need so much calcium if there is no carency. Calcium is mandatory at higher quantitites when the frog is in a fast growing process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truffs1178 View Post
    Is this a good feeding plan for an adult male African Bullfrog?

    Monday:Nothing
    Tuesday:Earthworms with calcium+vitamin powder
    Wednesday:Nothing
    Thursdayubias with calcium+vitamin
    Friday:Nothing
    Saturday:Frozen food(Need help deciding on healthiest option)
    Sunday:Crickets with calcium+vitamin

    I know that a mouse a week would cause my frog to turn blind so is it OK to feed any of these frozen food items to my frog once a week, chicks, quails, rats, gerbils, rabbits or hamsters. Will any of these not cause blindness if I feed them to the Bullfrog weekly.
    Those prey items are great, but use vertebrates just as a treat. Your frog will live a perfect healthy life without ever eating any of those items (vertebrates)in it's lifetime. It's not necessary to feed vertebrates. Quail for example are fed a high protein wild bird feed. The protein content is 23%, it's one reason they grow so fast, but they are also always running around and exercising (if you will.) Your frog eats the quail, then it just sits there or burrows. This leads to obesity (same as in humans in most cases.) I do use quail, but on occasion (roughly once a month.) Mice (which you didn't list) are fed on a 18% protein diet, but store more fat than quail. Rabbits/rats/gerbil are all in the same league.

    Hamsters (I won't even touch that subject, lol)

    Edit: The differences in vertebrate and invertebrate diets are more complex than just high fat content though.

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    bullfrogs should eat one green tree python a day as they are highly nutritious and will certainly not die

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    Another thing to keep in mind, it's going to be hard to get your frog to cooperate with you with a feeding schedule. Normally they make their own times when they want to eat.

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    Default Re: African Bullfrog Feeding Plan

    I don't think that will be hard he eats like a monster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truffs1178 View Post
    I don't think that will be hard he eats like a monster.
    It will slow down later when it reaches adulthood.

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    Default Re: African Bullfrog Feeding Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by SCF View Post
    Thanks for that addition to this thread Ben, it surely helped me.

    Another thing to keep in mind, it's going to be hard to get your frog to cooperate with you with a feeding schedule. Normally they make their own times when they want to eat.
    So is there any vertebrates that I could feed him once a week?

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    I pm'ed you with a complete nutritional composition of whole vertebrate prey (excluding fish.)

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    I should also add it's not mice that can/may cause blindness in your frog. It's the fat build-up, so this pertains to all high fat feeders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Harrison View Post
    bullfrogs should eat one green tree python a day as they are highly nutritious and will certainly not die
    I hope no one takes this seriously.

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    Default Re: African Bullfrog Feeding Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Harrison View Post
    bullfrogs should eat one green tree python a day as they are highly nutritious and will certainly not die
    Ignore this comment. I'm hoping that it was meant as a joke because it isn't of any help to the OP.


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    Default Re: African Bullfrog Feeding Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by SCF View Post
    I should also add it's not mice that can/may cause blindness in your frog. It's the fat build-up, so this pertains to all high fat feeders.
    Is there any large prey items that are not high in fat? Mabey such as chicks, quails etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrifTheGreat View Post
    Ignore this comment. I'm hoping that it was meant as a joke because it isn't of any help to the OP.
    Actually there is a video on youtube of a bullfrog eating a baby green tree python but obviously the owner didnt know what they were doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Harrison View Post
    seriously though you have to feed it five rabbits every 2 minutes so you pretty much just have to live off the government to earn money as all your time will be took up with feeding the huge monster so forget about wife and kids and friends your life partner is a frog for 20 years + now
    Excuse me?

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    He's just trolling. I'm sure moderators will do their thing.

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    A wild troll appears!

    Not a very good one though.

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    just kidding guys

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    Default Re: African Bullfrog Feeding Plan

    WHATS HAPPENING TO MY THREAD???? ITS TURNING INTO A WARZONE!!!!

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    you just got pokeqouted ohhhhhhhh snap

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