Domestic frog: rules of maintenance and care, types of frogs

The information in the article will allow you to get a closer look at the life of these animals, perhaps many will even be imbued with some sympathy for these interesting creatures.

Before we know what the frog eats, here's a description.

General information about toads and frogs: differences

Toads and frogs are tailless amphibians that live in water and on land. Even when leaving the water, these animals are very dependent on it. In addition to the pulmonary, they also have active skin respiration, which allows amphibians to be under water for a longer time. But dry air and prolonged exposure to the sun have a detrimental effect on them.

What does a frog eat? You can find out about this a little later in the article.

Frogs and toads are close relatives. Their difference lies in the fact that frogs have smoother skin, long strong hind legs have well-developed membranes between the toes. All this helps the frogs to jump well and swim quickly. And the toad has dry skin covered with "warts", their paws are weak and short, allowing them to move only waddling or in short jumps. The membranes between the toes are not developed, and therefore they swim badly, and they spend less time in the water (in fact, only during the breeding season).

By its structure and appearance, it is difficult to determine what the frog eats, but it can be assumed. She has a flat back and head, and her eyes often protrude above the water surface like bubbles of liquid, without betraying the animal itself. The hind legs are strong, like a spring, and the front ones, arranged like palms, are grasping. The frog's jaws are dotted with sharp, small teeth facing inward. A sticky tongue is located in the wide mouth. Comparing all of the above external signs, we can assume what the frog eats - mostly small aquatic inhabitants.

Is it possible to feed the frog with live food

What else do they feed domestic frogs? With the onset of warm days, terrarium owners find live food for their pets in nature. Amphibians willingly eat aphids, cicadas, fillies caught away from roads.

Live insects are caught with a net. The circumference of the hoop should be within 40-50 cm, and the length of the bag should be three times longer so that the caught insects cannot jump out of it. The bag can be sewn by yourself from dense fabric. Calico or canvas will do. Gauze won't do. The handle of the net is best made from 50 to 70 cm, a longer one will quickly tire the hand.

Aquarium amphibians get real pleasure from harvested live food, but you can collect it only in the absence of precipitation in warm weather on dry grass. It is easier to catch insects like this: walking through a clearing, a meadow, make movements with a butterfly net like a figure eight, grabbing the upper parts of the plants with it. If prey has got into the net, it should be poured into a jar, not closed hermetically, but with a mesh lid.

Eating invertebrates is beneficial for aquarium frogs. Thanks to this feed, you can avoid additional vitaminization.


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