General Care Discussion :: CAN SLIDERS EAT FROGS???

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:21 am   CAN SLIDERS EAT FROGS???

can red eared sliders eat frogs? I added 30 of them to my pond. All are missing now... Are they toxic? I heard they lose their poison overtime but can frogs be part of their diet?
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:25 am   

i dont think frogs are reccomended for turtles.

turtles eat almost anything. they've eaten gravel...why not frogs?

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the frogs sold to you...what color wore they? do you know the species?
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:02 am   

Yes, turtles eat frogs, as well as snails, small and large fish, bugs, etc.

As for poisonous, you should never add ANYTHING to your turtles' pond unless you are 100% positive that they are safe to be eaten. What type of frog were they? Is it possible they escaped?

If one turtle consumed all of the frogs, he or she will likely become very ill in the near future so keep an eye out. If multiple turtles ate them, you may be okay if the toxin/poison was spread out over many turtles. That doesn't mean that you should feed frogs to your turtles, it just may mean that you lucked out. Be more careful next time.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:00 pm   

They were those black small frogs and grew up to be slightly brownish. Yeah it was spread out. Sorry it was a typo there were 90 of them. All gone so quickly. Lucky they were cheap, costed $2 for 30 of 'em. Yep won't ever serve frogs again!
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:43 pm   

im willing to bet your frogs just hopped out and away from your pond. if thats not what happened, you better wait a while before feeding your turtles again.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:17 pm   

Yes, turtles will eat frogs and anything they can catch. If native frogs harmed turtles there would be fewer turtles.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:48 pm   

papoopeepoo wrote:im willing to bet your frogs just hopped out and away from your pond. if thats not what happened, you better wait a while before feeding your turtles again.


Nah they ate 'em. My ponds a raised one not built in the ground. Too high for the frogs to jump out. And they can't climb walls.
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:20 pm   

Frogs can climb walls.
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:12 am   

A member on another forum made a post this week stating that she had some frogs get into her conservatory where one of her ponds is, and she saw her turtle eat one, so yeap. If the frog stays still enough, turtles will eat it.
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