We went to the Asian Market yesterday and they had a huge vat full of cold American Bullfrogs. They were 99.9% alive and actually in decent condition. The water was undrinkable but you could see to the bottom. The frogs were up to 7 inches in body length. Stretched out I bet there were frogs that would be 13+ inchers. The frogs weighed about 1.1 pounds each.
From ‘Ask Doc J’ on another site: The American bullfrog is different from other frogs because it is much larger than most other frog species, reaching up to 8 inches in length. It also has a distinctive call that is much louder than other frogs. Additionally, the American bullfrog is an aggressive species that will eat almost anything, including other frogs, and is considered an invasive species in many parts of the world.
Still, they have a lovely sound and they can thin out a pond that’s overfull of bugs, and other smaller pests but they aren’t for everybody. If you decide to “save” some American Bullfrogs, ask someone before you put a frog like this in their pond.
Anyway we bought three of them. It was like $6.99 a pound and we bought three for $24.47 or thereabouts. We never figure on being re-imbursed for saving frogs because they have no income.
We took the frogs home and checked them over for anything they might need treatment for. Then we took them down to the lake for release. The best place is in a weedy, marshy area where they can touch bottom and they have immediate refuge, hiding places. For best results the frogs should get a minute to adjust and figure out where they are. If you throw them right into deep water there’s a HIGH chance they’ll land in a big fishes’ mouth!
So we set them near the bank IN the water but very shallow and waited for them to push off and go out. And eventually they did and everyone was happy.
If you decide to save some critters from an Asian, Indian or Spanish market this might come in handy. It’s a printable cue-sheet you can give the clerk so he doesn’t go cut the head off your pet and wrap it in paper as soon as you point at it.
PRINTABLE PDF FORMAT TRANSLATION: dontkillmyfrogs
North American Bullfrogs are a species of frog native to the United States and Canada. They are a large species of frog, growing up to 8 inches in length, and are known for their loud, deep croaking. They are a popular pet, and can make a great addition to any home. However, proper care, feeding, and housing of North American Bullfrogs is essential for their health and wellbeing. This article will provide an overview of the proper care, feeding, and housing of North American Bullfrogs.
1. Proper Care of North American Bullfrogs
North American Bullfrogs require a few basic things in order to stay healthy and happy. First, they need a clean, warm environment. The temperature of their habitat should be between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Submersible heaters made of metal or even titanium would be a very good idea because glass heaters would be prone to break.
They also need a large, shallow body of water to swim and hide in. The water should be kept clean and free of debris. Keeping bullfrog water clean is difficult and would be accomplished with a coarse sponge that has been engineered into a submersible sponge filter. Overflow and discharge of water on a daily-continuous basis would also be fantastic for water quality. (Video on constant water replacement)
Bullfrogs also need a place to hide and rest. This can be provided by adding rocks, logs, or other hiding places to their habitat. Care should be taken to make sure that objects in the frog’s environment aren’t sharp or abrasive.
Finally, they need a source of food. This can be provided by feeding them live insects, such as crickets, mealworms, and waxworms. Many American Bullfrogs will take pelleted food, and even better: Frozen-thawed.
2. Feeding North American Bullfrogs
North American Bullfrogs are carnivores, and should be fed a diet of live insects. This can include crickets, mealworms, waxworms, and other small insects. They should be fed every few days, and the amount of food should be adjusted based on the size of the frog.
Bullfrogs should also be provided with a source of calcium, such as cuttlebone or calcium powder. This will help ensure that they get the nutrients they need to stay healthy.
3. Housing North American Bullfrogs
North American Bullfrogs should be housed in a large aquarium or terrarium. The size of the habitat should be at least 10 gallons per frog. The habitat should also have a secure lid, as bullfrogs are excellent jumpers.
The habitat should also be decorated with rocks, logs, and other hiding places. This will provide the frog with a place to hide and rest. The habitat should also have a shallow body of water, as well as a filter to keep the water clean.
North American Bullfrogs are a popular pet, and can make a great addition to any home. However, proper care, feeding, and housing of North American Bullfrogs is essential for their health and well-being. This booklet has provided an overview of the proper care, feeding, and housing of North American Bullfrogs. With the right care, North American Bullfrogs can live a long and healthy life.