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« on: January 30, 2009, 04:09:44 PM »

Cindi, you inspired this post so here goes. I have many passions and one is keeping herps (frogs, snakes and other reptiles).

The frog you saw pictured in that other post and here: is a pyxie frog, which is short for pyxicephalus adspersus, the scientific name for the african burrowing bullfrog, the second largest frog in the world. http://www.honoluluzoo.org/african_bullfrog.htm

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And here's a pic of my female

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 06:53:43 PM »

Oh gee whiz I am laughing...what comical looking creatures!~

What do they live in?  Do they only eat worms, or must they eat other stuff...

JP you never cease to amaze me.

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 07:45:44 PM »

Can you eat them?   grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 08:46:17 PM »

Can you eat them?   grin

They are in fact a delicacy where they come from, Africa.


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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 09:14:38 PM »

I think the American bull frogs have more meat on the legs. Those look like all gut and no meat. I'll stick with the bulls.

DVD, I think the female is just finishing a white mouse. It looks like the tail sticking out of her mouth.
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 09:18:08 PM »

Im not sure, but I think they can eat cats too!
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 09:22:38 PM »

Im not sure, but I think they can eat cats too!
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Iddee, right on the money, yep, a mouse going down its piehole.

Johnny, if there was a frog that ate cats I would own at least one of them! The really big male pyxies can eat medium sized rats.


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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 09:27:37 PM »

So these things would be better than my lazy cats that watch mice run around all day... Wink
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2009, 09:30:41 PM »

So these things would be better than my lazy cats that watch mice run around all day... Wink

Yes and no. They can eat! But they are ambush frogs that hide under the substrate until a victim walks by then they pounce. As fat as they get they are amazingly agile.


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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2009, 09:31:15 PM »

yeh,....a cat eating frog....I must have been watching a scary movie to think that! But I wonder....does the belly jump around for awhile after eating a mouse or rat?
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2009, 09:55:04 AM »

JP what do you keep them in how often do you feed and what do they cost. My grandkid's loved your pic and want one.
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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2009, 10:15:21 AM »

JP what do you keep them in how often do you feed and what do they cost. My grandkid's loved your pic and want one.

Irwin, because they don't move around a great deal an adult female can be kept in say a 15g aquarium, an adult male needs more room, a 30g would more than likely be fine but a 40 gallon breeder tank would be ideal for a truly big male.

This is a frog that grows extremely fast! When they get large, feeding can slow down but when small, they need to be offered food every day: crickets, super worms, night crawlers, and probably the best choice, feeder roaches, such as Dubia roaches. An occasional mouse, depending on the size of the frog, pinkie mouse, hopper, mid sized, or adult as an occasional treat, not more than once or twice a month. Adult males will eat more and bigger prey such as pre-killed or thawed, frozen mid sized rats.

Cost can vary from an average of $29.00 For a juvenile to $200.00 for a full grown adult male.

Pyxie frogs live on average, more than 20 yrs, so be prepared to have them around for many yrs.


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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2009, 11:47:19 AM »

JP, oh wow, wow, wow.  I looked at the site for the African Bullfrog, I am shocked and thrilled all at the same time.  I think that you are very fortunate to be able to keep a frog such as this at your house.  I love frogs, snakes, insects, everything like that, they thrill me and intrigue me.  I am now on an agenda to learn more about this species of frog, I kid you not, just for my own thrill of understanding about them.

I am still in awe....I would love to know how much the big boy weighs.  The picture that you show of the two side by side, it is the male that is the bigger?  I think I read that, the male in this species is bigger.  Tell us more.  When you have that time, tell us a story, tell us all about your frog(s), I bet I am not the only one that holds that intrigue and interest, and if you can get more pictures, show us some of that too, I am not kidding!!!  Thanks JP, you have made an extremely interesting post (you have a way of doing that, look at the post that you made about eating healthier, this one may rank up there with that one, smiling).  Have a wonderful and most awesome day, life, health.  Cindi
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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2009, 11:56:24 AM »

JP, they are beautiful!  I love the coloring, yellow on the front.  The size is amazing, what kid wouldn't love to have one of those & what fun feeding them things.  I wouldn't like having to kill & freeze rats & mice though... tongue  Do you raise em (rodents) yourself?  What extra vitamins do you give?  Special lights?  Like Cindi, we want to hear more.  J
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2009, 12:10:08 PM »

Yes, the males are larger. Special lightening is not a consideration when it comes to frogs as most are nocturnal. I turn a light on in my frog areas in the morning as it helps them to be aware of a night/day cycle.

Their food does need to be dusted with a herp calcium/vitamin mix to insure they don't get metabolic bone disorder, MBD, about once a week.

I feed live and thawed, frozen mice. I buy them already frozen.

Cindi, not sure how much that big boy weighs, my guess, 3 and 1/2 to 4lbs.

I will be handpicking one of these soon from a gravid female about to lay:

Its a blood python. http://www.a1pythons.com/blood.htm


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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2009, 01:20:28 PM »

didnt your momma teach you not to play with your food?  actually they are interesting.
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2009, 10:37:06 PM »

JP, "gravid" an adjective, used to modify a noun.

So, I am impressed with your language, I would have just said "pregnant", smiling.

So....you give the frogs baby snakes?  How big is the offspring of the blood python?  My curiosity is peaked, thank you for beginning this series of fortunate events, meaning, this wonderful thread about "frogs" (and other pets).  I am sure that this will be a very interesting thread, as many people "come out of the closet" about the types of "other pets" they keep, hee, hee.  Bring 'em on.  Have a wonderful and most awesome day, attract that great health.  Cindi
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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2009, 10:50:21 PM »

JP, "gravid" an adjective, used to modify a noun.

So, I am impressed with your language, I would have just said "pregnant", smiling.

So....you give the frogs baby snakes?  How big is the offspring of the blood python?  My curiosity is peaked, thank you for beginning this series of fortunate events, meaning, this wonderful thread about "frogs" (and other pets).  I am sure that this will be a very interesting thread, as many people "come out of the closet" about the types of "other pets" they keep, hee, hee.  Bring 'em on.  Have a wonderful and most awesome day, attract that great health.  Cindi

Cindi, my guess as for size of young hatchling bloods would be in the 12"-14" range. I would not feed a snake to a frog unless it was a captive bred hatchling due to the potential introduction of parasites in wild caught specimens.

Gravid is a term used to describe snakes and other reptiles that are pregnant egg layers.

I aspire one day to keep chickens, ducks, guineas amd rabbits for food, and maybe build a rock pile. Wink


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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2009, 11:02:02 PM »

JP, oh beauty, aspiring to beautiful things is nothing short of wonderful.  You feeling this urge that is arising -- to raise these animals to bring food to your table, yes, friend, so it will come to pass.  Sustaining the home with the homegrown foods is nothing short of a miracle, it is a beautiful thought, and you will make it right.  One little step at a time, one by one, on to the finer things in life, sustenance.  Have a great and wonderful day, Cindi
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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2009, 11:20:49 PM »

JP, oh beauty, aspiring to beautiful things is nothing short of wonderful.  You feeling this urge that is arising -- to raise these animals to bring food to your table, yes, friend, so it will come to pass.  Sustaining the home with the homegrown foods is nothing short of a miracle, it is a beautiful thought, and you will make it right.  One little step at a time, one by one, on to the finer things in life, sustenance.  Have a great and wonderful day, Cindi

Cindi, you do realize I'm not eating the frogs nor the snake, right? Wink


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