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What do Horned Frogs eat?

What do Horned Frogs eatHorned frogs are well known for their fearless reputation. They will attempt to consume animals, sometimes even the size of themselves. If threatened by a larger animal such as a human, these frogs can deliver a painful bite as they have several odontoid projections (not teeth per se) along their bottom and top jaw. Sometimes they will even jump towards their attacker, no matter their size and power. However, in captivity this frogs natural diet is fairly easy to recreate. When kept as a pet the Horned Frog is usually fed mainly on large adult locusts, black and brown crickets and mice; they also enjoy - depending on size - live fish. However, studies have proven primarily feeding your Horned Frog mice causes fat build-up, which often results in blindness and death.

 

 

Horned Frog description:

The Argentine Horned Frog (Ceratophrys ornata), also known as the Argentine wide-mouthed Frog or Pacman frog, is the most common species of Horned Frog, from the rain forests of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. A voracious eater, it will attempt to swallow anything that moves close to its wide mouth, such as insects, and rodents, lizards and other frogs, even if it would suffocate in the process.

Horned frogs hunt by remaining motionless, and waiting for prey. They will try and eat anything that can fit in their mouths, and some things that can't. In the wild their typical diet would include rodents such as mice, small reptiles, as well as large spiders and insects such as locusts.

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