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Pixie Frog (Pyxicephalus adspersus)

Experience Level: Intermediate

Nutrition and Maintenance

Nutrition
• Pixie Frogs are insectivores, meaning their diet consists of primarily insects.

• They require calcium supplementation and may benefit from a reptile multivitamin as part of their diet.

• Pixie Frogs are best fed at night.

 

 

 Dietary Options 
  Examples Feeding Frequency
Insects* Crickets**, red wigglers, and
occasional waxworms
Once every two to three days.
Feed only enough that can be consumed in an overnight feeding.

*Insects should be dusted with a calcium supplement twice weekly and a reptile multivitamin once weekly.

**Crickets should be fed a gut-loaded diet (commercially available nutrient-dense diet) prior to being fed to your frog to ensure they have the proper nutrients for a healthy diet.

 

Water
• Add a water dechlorinator to water provided in the habitat and/or bowl.
• If using water bowls, they must be emptied and refilled daily.

Other Reminders
Use caution when handling pets. Pixie Frogs have sensitive skin and do not enjoy being handled. These frogs can bite if they feel threatened. Supervise children around pets.

Pixie Frogs secrete toxins from their skin and may transmit disease to humans; be sure to wash your hands before and after handling your pet or cleaning your frog’s home.