Tadpole Care Feeding and Raising - What do Tadpoles Eat and Need to Thrive?


Tadpoles. The cute, wriggly creatures that start as a tiny egg and grow up into a hopping, vibrant frog. A classic pet for many elementary school classes. Just what is involved in the care, feeding, and raising of tadpoles? What do tadpoles eat and need to thrive?

Tadpole Care Feeding and Raising - What do Tadpoles Eat and Need to Thrive? These pages lay out for you everything you'll need to know about caring for your tadpoles and raising them to be happy, healthy frogs. You shouldn't just dump them into a Tupperware container, layer boiled iceberg lettuce on their head, and ignore them for a week! Tadpoles are curious, smart, fun little pets. The better you care for them, the better they will grow and go through their fantastic metamorphosis.

Think of your tadpoles as pets. Sure, you shouldn't actually pet them. Their bodies are delicate. But you can talk to them, tend to them, and they'll reward you by growing up big and strong.

There are over 5,250 species of frogs and toads, and they're all lumped together. There are no separate categories for "all frogs" and "all toads" - it's just a way we have of talking about these jumpy guys. These friendly creatures have been around for about 150 million years.

Did you know that in Egyptian hieroglyphics, they used the symbol of a tadpole as the numeral for 100,000? I wonder why :). Probably because, when you look into a pond, you often seem to see 100,000 tadpoles swimming around in a school!

Let's get started on creating a fantastic, wonderful world for your little tads!

Tadpole Care Feeding and Raising - What do Tadpoles Eat and Need to Thrive? Tadpole Basics
What Are Tadpoles?
Tadpole Life Cycle
Tadpoles In The Wild
Tadpole Glossary of Terms
Tadpole Growth Rate

Setting Up your Tadpole Home
Choosing Your Tadpoles
Tadpole Tank Setup
Tadpoles and a Water Filter
Tadpole Tank Water
Tadpole Tank Light

Feeding your Tadpoles
Feeding Tadpoles - Basics
Romaine and Spinach - Feeding Tadpoles
Zucchini - Feeding Tadpoles
Carrot - Feeding Tadpoles
Cannibalism and Tadpoles

Tadpole Behavior
Tadpoles and Air Bubbles
Tadpole Basking in Shallows
Tadpole Snuggling
Separating Tadpoles

Tadpole Life Cycle
Tadpole Eggs
Freeswimming Tiny Tadpoles
Tadpole Leg Growth
Tadpole Toes
Tadpole Arms
Froglet

Tadpole Videos
Tadpole Video 1
Tadpole Video 2
Tadpole Video 3
Tadpole Video 4

Tadpole Supplies
5 Gallon Aquarium Tank
Fluval 2 Water Filter
Top Fin Gravel Vacuum
Whisper Micro Filter
Zoo Med Eco Carpet
Zoo Med Mini Size Floating Dock

Tadpoles in Stories and Myths
Amazon Tribes and Tadpoles
Bite the Wax Tadpole
The Frog Prince
Heqet - Egyptian Frog Goddess
Southeastern Indians and Tadpoles


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This step by step manual helps ensure that your little tadpoles grow up to be happy, healthy frogs. From choosing the tank to designing the menu, from checking the pH to adjusting the temperature, I'll ensure your cute, tiny balls of energy grow up into a joyful friend.


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