dskghdkgbdbgdkgb do people actually still believe this?iavoid mealworms as they can chew through your frogs stomach.
source for this?Fish and mice are much too fatty and can lead to obesity problems such as corneal lipidosis. Perhaps a mouse every month or every few months is ok after the frog has grown to a larger size.
Hahaha no.are they tameable to a degree?(ie if i handle it while young with not attack me when i need to move it?)
I've read that on lots of caresheets, too. Besides obesity being unhealthy, the fat deposites near their eyes get too huge and it blinds them.source for this?
I don't have any online links for this. I do have several publications and articles and veterinary text books for amphibians confirming this. Not too mention my personal experiences of losing frogs to corneal lipidosis because I was too damn stubborn to believe other people that were constantly telling me not to feed my horned frogs mice(like too many people still are these days!!!!!)source for this?
That is exactly right. It is called corneal lipidosis. I should mention that overfeeding with crickets can lead to this condition too, but compared to feeding mice you would have to feed a WHOLE BUNCH of crickets. Most people don't realize that adult horned frogs only need to be fed once every 2 weeks!Hahaha no.
I've read that on lots of caresheets, too. Besides obesity being unhealthy, the fat deposites near their eyes get too huge and it blinds them.
^ So true, You should read as many caresheets as possilbe before you buy an animal.... :wall:Hello,
I am not trying to sound anal or anything, but why did you buy this frog when you didn't even know how to care for it or what species it was?
The questions you have asked are basic husbandry questions and things you should have known before you made the purchase.
Sure a horned frog will voraciously feed on mice and eat 10 a day, every day, for a month straight if you supplied them, but that doesn't mean it is healthy.
nickbachman said:if mice are the staple in the frogs diet, then the frog doesn't need to be fed as often as if crickets were the staple. that's where most hobbyists go wrong, feeding mice as frequently as they used to feed crickets.