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Posted by EdK on April 14, 2003 at 06:40:42:
In Reply to: Re: Horned frog study posted by snakeguy88 on April 13, 2003 at 21:49:09:
This is not true. Can you please cite your reference about the "bad" fat? Other than cornuta, vertebrate prey including rodents forms greater than 90% of the volume of the diet. Many invertebrates that are offered to captive frogs contain the same fats which can lead to corneal lipidosis and/or obesity. The problem with a rodent diet in the long run is that due to the high vitamin A content of commercial rodent diets, the rodents fed to the frog can cause improper uptake and useage of vitamin D3 causing a MBD like condition.
:That was already a given. But they also supply the type of fat frogs have trouble in digesting leading to problems later in life. Giving them mice is equivalent to powerfeeding in snakes. It allows maximum growth in a minimum amount of time, yet the result in later years will not be the best. Andy