What Do Tadpoles Eat?

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Watching tadpoles eat can be a fun and educational activity. But if you are planning on feeding them, knowing what they eat is essential for their survival. Feeding them the wrong things can kill them. You can be part of the solution to the decline in frog populations by helping tadpoles eat the right foods …

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List of Non-Poisonous Frog Species

I hold a Bachelors of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife, and a certificate in Master Herpetology and have learned about poisonous and non-poisonous frog species during my studies for school. The vast majority of frog and toad species found in North America are not poisonous. The majority of those found in North American do secrete …

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Frog Hibernation: How Frogs Survive Winter

I learned about how frogs survive winter hands-on from my outdoor pet toad while living in Canada. Frogs and toads can survive the harsh winter months and emerge in the Spring, nutritionally deprived but otherwise unscathed. But the question most people wonder is how these cute, squishy, fragile creatures endure the extreme cold and lack …

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What do Frogs do at Night?

Those noises you hear in the pond behind your home at night in early spring probably are not crickets or ducks – they are more than likely frogs. Frogs thrive at night. This is one reason why frogs are quite active (and loud) once the sun sets. Frogs are nocturnal and spend the night eating, …

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Are Frogs Carnivores?

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It is common knowledge that frogs eat bugs as froglets and as adults. But what frogs eat can seem confusing because their diet changes depending on their life cycle stage. Once frogs reach the froglet and adult stage of their life cycle, they are obligate carnivores meaning they require animal-based foods in their diet. Frogs …

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Where Do Tree Frogs Go In The Winter?

One of the things that I learned when I was young is that all frogs are cold-blooded animals, meaning that their body temperature fluctuates based on their environment. I live in Canada and temperatures can easily reach -40° during the Winter. Despite the harsh cold, frogs still come out and thrive in the Spring. So …

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How Do Frogs Eat?

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If you ever watched how frogs eat their prey, you probably noticed that they eat in the most interesting way. I loved watching my pet toad lick up potato bugs when I was a kid. The first time I saw a frog eat, I thought it was choking! But frogs simply eat in a way …

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How do Frogs Defend Themselves?

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Frogs are far from the top of the food chain and have so many predators it may be hard to imagine how they can defend themselves. However, frogs employ a wide variety of very smart ways to protect themselves in the wild.  As a general rule, frogs defend themselves by puffing up their bodies, surprising …

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When Do Frogs Come Out Of Hibernation?

Frogs are cold-blooded animals that rely on the heat of the environment to keep themselves warm. This is one reason why frogs are so prevalent in warmer environments. At the same time, this is also the reason why frogs hibernate during the winter when the temperatures become too cold for them to survive. Frogs generally …

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Can Frogs Feel Happy?

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To humans, frogs may seem happy when they are just chilling in the water, sitting on branches relaxing, or even waiting for food to pass them by. Although we do not know if frogs can feel “happy” like we do as humans, there are a few things that certainly make frogs happy in their own …

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