Hello Frog / toad lovers .
I am new here .
I wanted to ask you this .
I have a large wild toad and two tree frogs ( greys ) and some other green common tree frog from the pet store . Ihave had them 2 years . I feed them mostly wild red worms and hamburger .
I was sick of buying crickets all the time .
I place a pinch of raw hamburger pea sized on the end of a black thread .

I lower the hamburger utill its on the ground and fake that its hooping . It gets gobbled up right away .
My big toad will eat an entire thimble size or more . Not at one time though , in multiple bites . I gently pull the thread out of their mouths .The haburger is mearly pinched on the thread and comes off easily .

The wild tree frogs sometimes like if I spin the thread it resmbles a flys flight .
They learn quickly to trust this method of eating .

The firebelly toads dont fall for this but all others do that I have .

Any one have any thoughts on this concerning their health ?

If it is Ok it will save a lot of you money and time .

Sincerly Greg , Cincinnati .
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Any one have any thoughts on this concerning their health ? If it is Ok it will save a lot of you money and time . Sincerly Greg , Cincinnati .

Well, it sounds entertaining for you, but I doubt that the burger is very good for your frogs. Too fatty, no fiber. But I'm sure you'll hear more from frog experts, which I am not. I only have a couple Pacman frogs, and I feed them crickets, superworms, feeder fish and mice.

Cindy
Any one have any thoughts on this concerning their health ... you money and time . Sincerly Greg , Cincinnati .

Well, it sounds entertaining for you, but I doubt that the burger is very good for your frogs. Too fatty, ... am not. I only have a couple Pacman frogs, and I feed them crickets, superworms, feeder fish and mice. Cindy

What IS the calcium:phosphorous ratio of ground beef???

fr0glet

"You cannot be an objective scientist if you have an agenda." ~The Madman
Well, it sounds entertaining for you, but I doubt that ... I feed them crickets, superworms, feeder fish and mice. Cindy

What IS the calcium:phosphorous ratio of ground beef??? fr0glet

I don't know, but when you feed it to baby turtles they die.

Cindy
What IS the calcium:phosphorous ratio of ground beef??? fr0glet

I don't know, but when you feed it to baby turtles they die. Cindy

It's not even good for humans. why risk a innocent animals life.
Not Good for humans ??
Humans are omnivours not vegatarians . despite what the vegatarians would like us to believe .
Eating meat aloowed us to survive more than one ice age . Go back even further it allowed us to develop have big brains . Eating meat is intregal to being human .
Over eating meat is problamatic .
Concerning the frogs :
Is it to diffrent from insects that I risk shortning their lifespans . Ive feed them this way for over a year with no ill effects superficialy .

I also give them crickets .
Thanks for the comments so far .
Greg .
Hello Frog / toad lovers . I am new here . I wanted to ask you this . I have ... If it is Ok it will save a lot of you money and time . Sincerly Greg , Cincinnati .

Greg,Cincinnati,
Just because they like it and eat it doesn't mean its good for them. Hell, cows eat cow brains.Thats where Mad Cow disease comes from.

AFAIK not enough data has been collected on the long term effects of feeding amphibians beef.
Here's how I would approach the issue..
Does this food reflect something similar to the animals natural diet? In this case no.
There are dozens food of options for the frog keeper at the pet store. As far as saving time..dont you have to sit there and trick them into eating it? String and balls of beef..doesnt that take time too?

Dont be lazy.
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What IS the calcium:phosphorous ratio of ground beef??? fr0glet

I don't know, but when you feed it to baby turtles they die.

Aiieee! Tell more. I've occasionally fed mine hamburger or steak bits, when I really wanted them to get interested in eating and give them some variety.
Are you sure it was the hamburger? How much did they eat? It wasn't cooked, was it?
They also ate (most of) a mouse when they were living in the pond last summer. :-) Wow, those were carnivorous little beasies. The place I released them was teeming with these itty-bitty minnows; I bet they spent all day eating and got twice as big before hibernating!
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