Animal Stories - Budgett's Frog


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The Budgett's Frogs, though very cute frogs, are quite aggressive and will bite!
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Laurie - 2013-11-14
Hi my budgett's frog has not eaten for 2 1/2 weeks I am very worried. My frog is 2 years old and it eats nightcrawlers when it was eating. I turned the temp. up in case it was going to help please can someone help : (

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-11-17
    Could be a number of things, possibly it is sick or it could be the change of weather. sometimes these frogs will stop eating just before going into  aestivation.

    When frogs are of a good weight, there shouldn't be problems, but if it looks skinny, is lethargic, or is shedding excessively (some shedding is normal) it could be an illness. There are many diseases that affect frogs, so should be researched diligently. One that has symptoms of lethargy and the skin sloughing could be chytrid (Chytridiomycosis) fungus. Chytrid is a winter problem - a cool climate fungus - which can be treated with a Lamisil Bath.
  • Laurie - 2013-11-19
    Thank you Clarice I will read about chytrid : )
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Sam - 2012-06-12
My budgetts frog has a big pink thing in it's mouth that's looks like her intestines. I am panicking and don't know what to do. I've had her for four years and would be very upset to lose her. She seems to be trying to get whatever it is back inside her mouth. She is having trouble pushing it in and I can assume it is effecting her breathing. I cleaned out her tank and took out all the gravel just incase. I want to know if there is anything I can do to help her.

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  • D - 2012-09-13
    It's her stomach...if theres something it has eaten...aquarium rocks etc...it will throw its own stomach up and swallow it again...calm down...feed it something...large gold fish, few pinkys....get the small undigestable objects out of your tank.
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D - 2012-09-13
I am wondering if anyone researched the care, husbandry needs, and diet requirements before purchasing their Budgett's Frog???? Seriously!!

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Zach - 2011-09-15
Ok so i just bought a budgetts frog. . And i'm worried as all heck. . One side of its body is saggier then the other and he will stick that sides lag out behind him and let it float to the top where his eyes and nose protrude. . Is this something the pet store has done is it normal. . I'm worried man. . I don't wanna lose my new epic amphibie :c please e-mail me and let me know if you know what's up with this. . I don't think the legs broken. He/she will use it when swimming just its when its idle it looks bad. My email is ztprmotions@gmail. Com thank you and please respond to me asap

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  • D - 2012-09-13
    I am sure this person figured out the problem..but for anyone else who see's the stomach 'sags' it is because wherever they got the frog from..pet store, breeder, whatever...had small aquatic rocks in the aquarium. Budgetts Frogs will eat anything they can overpower...who cant overpower a rock? lol. Seriously, they will think the rocks are food, eat them and they will either throw their own stomach up to get them out...or it will impact them which could kill them...if you chose rocks they should be larger than the frog itself...hope this helps!!
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Ethan - 2011-07-15
I got a budgett and it is my favorite type of frog. I like them better than pacmans. She eats nightcrawlers, frozen hopper mice, freeze dried krill, and frozen silversides(bait fish). She eats twice a week. She is in a 10 gallon with a rock hide(which he can IF HE WANTS use to get out of the water which he has not used yet because they rarely come out of the water but she still needs it), a fake plant (for decoration), and a whole bunch of spagnhum moss in the water like floating duckweed. I suggest putting a nice amount of moss in the tank to provide cover and let him bury himself. He also has a heat pad under the tank since I live in NY. I love her. I hold her about once a month but I keep my fingers away from her mouth. HAHA. I know its a female because it DOESNT have a yellow throat. I hope this helped or entertained you! If you want a budgett frog then do your research. PEACE

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-16
    Good going there and having fun.
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-19
    What a great life your frog has!

    I don't think they generally need a heating pad if the environment is at normal room temperature, (72- 84 degrees F), but living in New York it may be getting rather cold!
  • fhallon :) - 2012-01-19
    I love mine too but is the heating pad underneatht the tank completely necessary??
  • D - 2012-09-13
    Nice list of foods for your frog...I think I missed how you are giving it calcium?
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Ethan - 2011-07-15
I almost forgot something very important, aestivation/hibernation. In about November give your frog a big meal then when it comes out fill a bucket about a foot deep with eco earth and put a top on it. The frog will bury itself and coat itself in mucus. It doesnt need to eat just leave it alone untill January then take it out and put it back in the water. You must do this exactly to simulate the dry season.

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  • Zach - 2011-09-15
    I was wondering if a bucket of moss is ok. How deep do you think it should be and I live in MN. Should I plug in the heat source I have on the bottom of my Ten gallon? ( I just dont wanna cook 'em )
  • D - 2012-09-13
    Hibernation is totally up to you...I would NOT feed your frog a large meal before hibernation (if you chose to allow him/her to hibernate). Food can literally ROT inside of their stomach and kill them. I actually don't recommend allowing your frog to hibernate. Just keep goldfish readily available and when he/she is hungry they will eat. yes, it does slow down...Never forget to feed your Budgetts Frog pinky mice! They need a lot of calcium! ok?
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stephen - 2009-04-18
I've had one that ate stones... don't worry he'll poop them out (or puke). Either put stones that are way to large for him to eat, or just leave it empty like I do :) Have you ever seen one of these things scream? It is awful!

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Coral - 2009-06-01
I just got a budgett frog and it does nothing, but I love it anyway. But I just fed it and I gagged at the sight!

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  • Dave - 2010-02-16
    They are so cool!
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xavier - 2009-01-26
My budgett frog only eats every two days. He refuses to eat every day. He is also very active, which is suprising because they are usually lazy, he is awesome.

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johnny - 2008-10-06
Do not use large river pebble for substrate. I did and now ny frog has a gut full of big river stone, and I don't know what to to!

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