Frog Teeth: Everything There is to Know

I loved watching my frog eat potato bugs when I was a kid, but wondered if it had any teeth. It seemed as if my frog would just suck up its prey and not chew at all. It was pretty intriguing that my hungry frog would just power through its meal like that. After completing …

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Frogs Eyes: Everything to Know

Have you ever looked at a frog’s eyes up close? They are incredible! They look like tiny planets full of speckles, color and depth. Frog eyes have horizontal or vertical pupils, can see in color, bulge out to sit above water, and provide frogs almost 360° day and night vision. Frogs eyes also have three …

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Does Salt Kill Frogs?

It is well-known that frogs generally inhabit freshwater spaces, such as ponds, marshes, and inland water bodies. My grandmother had frogs on her property and, to my dismay, would use salt to deter them from coming back. Using salt has become a popular method for deterring frogs. However, many amphibian lovers wonder if salt could …

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Do Frogs Have Hair?

Frogs are so diverse and unique with over 7,500 species around the world. I discussed how frogs have teeth, but toads do not in other articles on this blog, yet another fun question to examine is if frogs have hair. This can be especially confusing since some frog species have what looks like hair.  Just …

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Why are Frogs Fat?

If you search the word “frog” on the internet, you will likely find a nearly endless number of photos of plump, round frogs. It seems like many, if not most, frogs are fat. But why is that the case? Many animals, frogs included, become dormant during colder months. Since they do not eat during this …

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Do Frogs Have Bones?

Frogs are amphibians and it may be confusing to know if frogs have bones since they are cute squishy-looking creatures. Well, I hated our high-school frog anatomy class because I love frogs and do not want to dissect them, but I did learn a few things. Frogs are amphibians that have a skeleton and a …

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Why Are Some Frogs Albino?

Albinism, or a lack of the pigment melanin which is responsible for coloration in animals’ bodies, exists throughout the animal kingdom. But what is it, how does it affect frogs, and how common is it? Albinism is a congenital lack of melanin, the pigment responsible for an organism’s coloration. Albinism is a recessive gene, meaning …

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How do Frogs Digest Food?

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Amphibians typically feast on live prey in the wild and have unique methods concerning their consumption methods. These special feeding habits and behaviors have left plenty of animal lovers wondering how frogs digest their food.  Frogs eat live prey, which travels to the stomach via the esophagus and dies by drowning in stomach acid or …

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Do Frogs Have Gills?

Amphibians undergo numerous metamorphic changes, many of which concern their respiratory systems. Since frogs spend part of their lives on land and in water, many amphibian enthusiasts wonder if frogs have gills for breathing underwater. Frogs have gills as tadpoles during the first 20 weeks of their lives when they primarily live in water. However, …

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Can Toads Climb?

Amphibians are extremely diverse, flaunting various physical and behavioral traits. However, not all amphibians are capable of the same mobility methods, particularly concerning the capacity for climbing. This variation has led many animal lovers to wonder if toads can climb vertical surfaces. Toads are not very good at climbing, unlike tree frogs which are generally …

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