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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-03-2010, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Question For anyone with ACF's or ADF's what is your feeding schedule/amounts?

I know everyone is different and that's awesome, but I wanted to see the schedule and amount/types of food you feed your amazing African Clawed Frogs?

Our babies Haus & Froggy D are ACF'S & are 1 years old so they are still small. We feed them 2 red wigglers a piece every other day for the most part (once in awhile 3) with a treat of frozen (but thawed) blood worms at least once a week. They are also bowl trained so once in awhile we will feed them pellets designed specifically for ACF's by putting about 25-28 in the bowl and the 2 boys will share it.

What about you guys?! I think this will be helpful and informative to everyone if we can hear from everyone!
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I feed Squishy one block of frozen blood worms every other day, and the occasional turtle pellet, live cricket, and live feeder guppy. He can never find the pellets though.



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I feed Squishy one block of frozen blood worms every other day, and the occasional turtle pellet, live cricket, and live feeder guppy. He can never find the pellets though.

Have you tried live worms (red wigglers or earth worms if your frogs are full grown)? ACF's LOVE them more than anything ( I've tried a lot of things!) They are so cheap, protein rich and my boys have so much fun with them!
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Ive just never gotten around to buying them, and Im too paranoid to get ones fom outside LOL. Do you have to cut them up?



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"worms are the best choice for my frogs"

Not at all..it's actually really fun and makes your frog trust you! Buy red wigglers from your local pet store or bait shop. They come in a container of dirt (MAKE SURE you keep the container in the fridge!)

When you are about to feed: pick your worm and then always rinse it off quickly, then just get your frogs attention by dangling the worm in the water and when you see that you have his attention drop it in right in front of him...after awhile they will just come up and grab it right from your hand easily. It's great to watch. They will consume the worm by using their "hands" to shove into their mouths and they look super cute with fat cheeks! Don't be alarmed if they spit it up and then re-swallow the worm a couple times. They aren't sick or choking it's just how they do it. I have a friend who works at the national zoo in Washington, DC and she told me that they feed their ACF's a diet of only worms. In my opinion, they are the best choice for my 2 frogs.

(I go with red wigglers because my boys are still small, but if you have adult frogs you can definitely use earth worms if you'd like!

You really should try it and let me know how it goes. A whole tub with a bunch of them in it are literally 3 bux! When kept in the fridge, my worms always last by staying alive until the frogs have eaten them all up!
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Hmm... If I go to the reptile store today, I might pick some up if they have them. Sounds cheaper than bloodworms anyway LOL.



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waaaay cheaper! I promise you won't regret it. Lemme know how it goes!
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I just picked up those red wigglers today.
How many do you feed yours per meal? I was thinking 2 every other day, but let me know what you think! Squishy is fairly small. Cant wait to try them tonight



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" I'm so glad you are trying worms! "

I feed them the same amount. Sometimes the size of the worms varies so just use your judgment. My boys honestly just let me know when they are hungry by going into the bowl they used as babies to eat pellets out of. When I got them they were they size of an African Dwarf.


What kind of substrate are you using? Make sure to have something on hand (turkey baster, forceps, etc) in case Squishy doesn't see the worm and it starts to dig into your substrate. If it gets all the way down you will NEVER find it!
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Sand, so I guess it could burry itself fairly easily LOL! Thanks for the warning!
Can you use metal tweezers? I always thought you werent supposed to, since the metal is bad for frogs... Or is that just copper?
Ill probably just hand feed it to him, or put a plastic lid on the bottom for a dish. I have chopsticks I can use too LOL.



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Sand, so I guess it could burry itself fairly easily LOL! Thanks for the warning!
Can you use metal tweezers? I always thought you werent supposed to, since the metal is bad for frogs... Or is that just copper?
Ill probably just hand feed it to him, or put a plastic lid on the bottom for a dish. I have chopsticks I can use too LOL.




Hey, im new to ACF, and i had a few questions about the worms if you ever got around to feeding them
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Yup, I fed them for a while. What were your questions?



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