Hope this helps and she starts eating.
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I've been feeding my FBT crickets switching from large and small. Now she isnt eating. I would put 2 crickets in there one large one and one smaller one. She just avoids them. Should I try wax worms?
Hope this helps and she starts eating.
Edit: I just saw Grif's post above mine, and if he doesn't seem worried then I wouldn't be either :P Was just going to try to get some more info so that someone like Grif could answer you haha.
Kristen's questions need answering as well. Answer her questions and try the worms like I said. This is very important. There is only reason for concern depending on how long it has been since your frog has eaten and I would describe in detail how your frog is acting.
Keep us posted.
its been about a week since she ate. i try to feed her between 3 small crickets in the morning and at night, or two large crickets in the morning and at night. last time i fed her i fed her one large cricket at nite and since then she stopped eating. the past few days ive been putting one large one and one small one in her 10 gallon terrarium/aquarium so she would have a choise between the two but she just hops away from em and stays in her water side of her habitat. over all shes still acting fine she keeps bounceing around when i talk to her lol. she doesnt look any skinnyer. today she climbed to the top of her tree and hung out for a while.
i have a stick on thermometer on her terrarium so i can tell the temp but havent checked the humidity. the land side of her habitat has gravel with frog moss on top. she also has a chinese hut to hide in and a tree to hide in and climb on.
can i get earthworms or red wigglers at petsmart? would i need to coat them in calcium powder before feeding them to her or attempting to feed em to her and would it be best if i get some feeding forcepts?
just went in and checked on her and it looked like she folded herself in half... her head and back feet almost touched. she did it once before and i freaked out and kinda poked her then she went back to normal
Temps? Ventilation? Lighting? Waterlevel?
temps range around 75 degrees
i have a 60 watt daytime bulb and night time bulb that i switch between. its been getting chilly in my room so been using those.
have a terrarium screen lid.
water level is about a half inch deep with declorinator in it.
That almost sounds like a defensive stance. You know to warn predators that they are toxic by exposing their belly coloration. How often you you clean the water or do partial water changes to eliminate amonia buildup?
Large crickets may be too big. I would stick with small and medium.
You can get both at earth worms and red wigglers at Petsmart.
honestly i do a full change every week. i cleaned her water today. it looked kinda cloudy which was weird cause i had just changed it saterday.
i also got her some better rocks for her terrarium. the ones i had i got from walmart and they would keep sticking to her belly to stop that i had the frog moss. since i got her the brighter rocks she seems to notice the crickets better but she still hops away from them. as soon as one touches her she twitches and hops in the water.
i usually stick with the smaller crickets but when i got them most of them were way too small.
its weird tho she will like bend her head and back feet backwards she almost looked like a dried up corpse O_O but when i touch her she goes back to normal.
I'm not sure what's going on with her. At first I thought she may be having seizeures, but she wouldn't snap out of one just because you touched her. The description sounds like a defencesive posture or warning stance. I don know what she would be percieveing as a thrwat other than you and if you've had her for a while she should be used to you by now.
I'm just not sure.
i dunno. the 2 times she did it i wasnt in the room. even though i have 7 cats i only let in one and i always supervise the cat.
man i hope it doesnt lead to that. i went to petsmart today tried to get her some food alternatives one was telling me to get blood worms and one said wax worms. im all confused to what other food to feed her.
oh forgot about those. i just checked on her and she finally ate!!! i had one large cricket in there and its gone. i guess she wasnt seeing it well or something. good thing i got those brighter safer rocks!! im gonna give her one more and see if she eats it. im gonna check up on the red wigglers and earthworms when i go in there next just in case. thank you guys soooo much for the advice.
how is the little froggy doing???
three Firebelly toads (urlacher, Hester, and forte) also have two African dwarf frogs (thing1 and thing2), and a albino pacwoman (Dotty)
A 60W daytime bulb might be too hot for a 10 gallon set-up.
You need light, no heat: fluorescent tube. Watertemp should be
70F max. Waterlevel is far too low, should be at least 5 inches!
Bombina are aquatic and should be kept that way.
Skip the declorinator, just leave a bucket of water alone for some 3
days before using it.
Celeste is doing okay. she ate 1 large cricket 5 days ago and 1 large cricket 3 days ago but she stopped again. i changed that bulb and instead im using just a regular light bulb that is i think 40w. ill be sure to add some more water now that i know that. what if i have hard water problems should i still use the declorinator?
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