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How long can adults go without eating??

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    Default How long can adults go without eating??

    I've joked before that my pac does better when I'm around because she likes me, but when I came home from college this semester she had gotten kind of skinny. Even though my mom spends a LOT of time trying to feed her, she was apparently eating only two or three roaches a week.
    I've been home for four days, and she's eaten between five and ten roaches each day (small to medium nymphs, so.. cricket sized). I knew they could recognize people, but GEEZ.
    I've come to the conclusion that Trevor just has some secret desire to control my life through guilt so that I can never leave her


    At any rate... How long can adults go without food? I mean, a couple months of eating not much of anything and she had lost a little weight, but not enough to look really malnourished or anything.

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    Default Re: How long can adults go without eating??

    Quote Originally Posted by DVirginiana View Post
    I've joked before that my pac does better when I'm around because she likes me, but when I came home from college this semester she had gotten kind of skinny. Even though my mom spends a LOT of time trying to feed her, she was apparently eating only two or three roaches a week.
    I've been home for four days, and she's eaten between five and ten roaches each day (small to medium nymphs, so.. cricket sized). I knew they could recognize people, but GEEZ.
    I've come to the conclusion that Trevor just has some secret desire to control my life through guilt so that I can never leave her


    At any rate... How long can adults go without food? I mean, a couple months of eating not much of anything and she had lost a little weight, but not enough to look really malnourished or anything.
    Depends on the overall health of your frog and what their last meal was. If your frog had a large meal before fasting they can go almost if not a whole month, but weight loss will occur. This also lowers their metabolism which at the time of fasting is not a bad thing, but when it comes time to eat again and their metabolism doesn't regain its full strength then your frog will substantially eat less and take longer to digest foods that normally took a day or 2. Doesn't normally happen though.

    I'm pretty sure Trevor only likes when you feed her . You are her true caregiver.

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    Default Re: How long can adults go without eating??

    I've heard ppl talk about whether they need to force feed after a week or so, and seen pics of frogs that look super skinny after not eating for a short amount of time.. I guess maybe they have different metabolisms :P

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