Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: We are quarantined. Can I feed my African bullfrog hissing cockroaches?

  1. #1

    Default We are quarantined. Can I feed my African bullfrog hissing cockroaches?

    I hate to do this since my hissing cockroaches are pets but we have been quarantined. My hissers had babies a few months ago so I have some medium sized roaches I could feed my frogs. I always read that the exoskeletons are tough, too tough to feed my froggies?

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     

  3. #2
    Member Frowg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Location
    South Louisiana
    Posts
    48

    Default Re: We are quarantined. Can I feed my African bullfrog hissing cockroaches?

    I don't see why not. I go out in my yard and feed mines anything I can catch.

  4. #3

    Default Re: We are quarantined. Can I feed my African bullfrog hissing cockroaches?

    You're not concerned about parasites?
    “It is often while you are looking for something else entirely that you make the most amazing finds.”
    Marrisa Moss, The Pharaoh's Secret

    Species Kept:

    Sunglow Leopard Gecko
    TUG Snow Leopard Gecko
    Okeetee x Normal Corn Snake
    Asian Yellow Pond Turtle



  5. #4
    Member Frowg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Location
    South Louisiana
    Posts
    48

    Default Re: We are quarantined. Can I feed my African bullfrog hissing cockroaches?

    I'm more concerned about that extra money I would be spending on constantly buying insects when I can catch them out in my yard for free. Yes there is a possibility for parasites but that's just part of life. In the wild these animals have a risk for parasites as well. For all the years I've been catching my own insects and feeder animals, not once did I have a frog/toad die or get Ill. Now with that being said, I know the difference between an insect or lizard/gecko that has an illness and one that is healthy.

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Age
    50
    Posts
    58

    Default Re: We are quarantined. Can I feed my African bullfrog hissing cockroaches?

    Running into the same problem with my American Toads. I bought a bunch of crickets a few weeks ago and have been trying to breed some of my own but the temps aren't high enough so the eggs are taking forever to hatch. I do have isopod colonies with hundreds of babies, but they are still too small to provide a substantial meal, same with my mealworms. I am also sparingly feeding red runner roaches and waxworms. So, I've been thinking about going outside to forage for beetles and other insects. Yes, I am risking infecting with parasites but the alternative is to not feed them and I obviously cannot do that! If push comes to shove... we'll do what we need to do!
    ~Cathy

    I have learned... still learning... ALWAYS LEARNING!
    Every moment is a teachable moment!
    Mistakes are not always a terrible thing, especially when you learn from them!

  7. #6
    Moderator GrifTheGreat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    9,673
    Picture Albums: Member Photo Albums

    Default Re: We are quarantined. Can I feed my African bullfrog hissing cockroaches?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyKindOfLullaby View Post
    I hate to do this since my hissing cockroaches are pets but we have been quarantined. My hissers had babies a few months ago so I have some medium sized roaches I could feed my frogs. I always read that the exoskeletons are tough, too tough to feed my froggies?
    Hello

    You definitely can.

    Grif


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Feeding hissing cockroaches to White's Tree frog.
    By bargaviking in forum Tree Frogs
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: November 6th, 2015, 06:07 PM
  2. Feeding Hissing Cockroaches to Horned Frog
    By AKFROG in forum Food, Feeders, Live, Frozen, Culturing, etc
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: September 11th, 2014, 08:07 AM
  3. Replies: 22
    Last Post: June 25th, 2014, 02:06 PM
  4. Are Madagascan hissing cockroaches ok for African bullfrogs?
    By Truffs1178 in forum African Bullfrogs
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: August 9th, 2013, 10:28 AM
  5. Hissing Cockroaches...??? Help!!
    By Jace in forum Other Pets
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: August 27th, 2009, 09:14 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •