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Are frogs carnivores herbivores or omnivores?
April 15, 2016 12:45PM
Most frogs are carnivores as adults, feeding on insects such as grasshoppers, mosquitoes, moths, beetles and crickets, as well as worms, spiders and snails. Contrary to popular opinion, they are not all insectivorous as some species may eat vertebrates such as lizards, small fish, other frogs, reptiles such as baby freshwater turtles, small birds and even mammals such as rodents and small bats. Frogs have teeth, and while these are not used to chew their food, they are used for gripping large prey.
However, it is important to note that tadpoles, the juvenile form of frogs, can range from herbivore, eating algae and decayed plant matter, to omnivores, as some tadpoles such as bullfrog tadpoles, known for their size in contrast to other North American Species, will eat animal proteins.
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