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    monster, thankyou. gonna try that later today..

    Thank you louis..

    Lija, i am feeding the crickets with corn, is that okayy? or should i change to carrots?

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    Never tried corn, but it'll work, try to give carrots, lettuce, oranges, variety.

    Also sorry, reread your first post just now... Am I reading it correctly.?You are feeding every 2 days 2 crickets each?
    if that's so...
    That's a reason of not pooping, not enough poop warm bath usually helps them go, water level no higher then frogs chin, that's another reason of having natural environment and water dish in the enclosure. A frog will go to soak when it feels the need, either to poop or help with shed or just to get soaked. I do water baths for mine every 2 weeks.

    based on a pics i see absolutely nothing wrong with a neither frog, not pooping albino looks okay, he is not bloated, meaning no impaction here, but you gotta fix the feeding - give every day as much as they can eat at once. It will probably be about 10-15 crickets at least. Try to find different food sources and fix the cages and you and your frogs will be just fine. you can give a pinky mice, One to each, i bet they'll be very happy.
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    10 crickets everyday? or just like once every week?
    thank you. a lot Lija.

    Best Regards,

    pinky mice once every month, is that okay? or need more?
    tried using that youtube videos of pacman mating call, none of them responded. maybe they re still too young to call?

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    i have been trying to find these 'nightcrawler' can you help me to give the latin name?
    ppl here are not very common with 'nightcrawler' maybe i get better luck with their latin name

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    I think "nightcrawler" is an earthworm.
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    Night crawlers are a popular earthworm used mostly for fishing. More info in here: Earthworm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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    update : tried the warm bath (80F)
    albino still not pooping and it seems that she is getting quite a lot bigger after the bath (her belly i mean). is it normal?
    i am quite scared now watching her like this, like she's trying to poop but she cant.
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    Feeding a pinky once a month is great. My frog goes nuts over them.
    The one time I make darn sure to use tongs.
    But only once a month feeding this too much can cause problems like severe obesity, kidney damage, liver damage, even blindness.



    This is what I have found to work the best for a frog that has a problem having a Bowel movement.

    On the first attempt.
    I use treated tap water warmed to 80 to 85F and I put a dark colored towel over the soaking tub.
    This will lessen the stress and keep the temp up.
    I let the frog soak uninterrupted for at least 20-30 minutes.
    Nine times out of ten the frog has done its business. (poo)

    Now if you feel a firm lump on the side of your frog after it has soaked for 30min.
    It still needs to have a bowel moment.

    let it rest over night, offer food as normal (I highly recommend giving a night crawler as it will act as a laxative)

    The next day prepare the water as normal but dissolve 2-4ml of plain honey to 600-800ml of water.

    Honey is the best to use for many reasons. Antibacterial , The sugars act as a laxative.

    Soak in this mixture for a minimum of 30 min undisturbed.

    This has worked 100% for me.

    Good luck.

    you babies will grow quickly,
    Take lots of pictures and get a small digital scale to track weight.



    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldo97 View Post
    update : tried the warm bath (80F)
    albino still not pooping and it seems that she is getting quite a lot bigger after the bath (her belly i mean). is it normal?
    i am quite scared now watching her like this, like she's trying to poop but she cant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldo97 View Post
    10 crickets everyday? or just like once every week?
    thank you. a lot Lija.

    Best Regards,

    pinky mice once every month, is that okay? or need more?
    tried using that youtube videos of pacman mating call, none of them responded. maybe they re still too young to call?

    Lol every day! They'll eat probably more then that though.

    it may look like that : mon 10, tue 15, wed 10, thu nothing ( you offer, but they might not eat, cos the still full), fri pinky, sat crixs ( but they will prob refuse since you gave pinky a day before).... You got an idea? It can be anything in between. One pinky a month doesnt mean it's all it will eat this month they may be not hungry every day, but you watch it, you offer, and if not interested, then offer the next day.

    seriuosly 2 crickets every 2 days for a frog this size is nothing = no poop.


    it got bigger in a bath because it got water in, he'll pee it out, it's ok. What you can do, is to do another bath with a few drops of honey today, followed by regular warm bath. Keep in each for about 20 min.
    Louis was spot on!

    Can you pls check on smth, look if you can feel any hard big lumps on either side of the body, if it has poop you will feel it in a left side looking from a top, head facing away from you.
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    Hi sorry the bath didn't work. I didn't mention the honey because from your first post there didn't seem to be anything in the enclosure to cause impaction. But it does work. I also agree with the others that it doesn't seem like enough to food which would equal no poop. Another feeding trick I learned from here is feed your frog what ever he can eat in 15 mins. When I first got mine this is the way I did it, and she would eat roughly about 10 crickets a night and the nights she was still full she would just turn from the tongs. while feeding her she would turn when full also and that was almost always before the 15 minute mark. They r good at letting you know they couldn't be bothered and if they are hungry they good at letting you know that also. Now that she is abit bigger she refuses crickets and loves nightcrawlers. Oh and I don't know if anyone has mentioned but what ever you r feeding should be no bigger then space between there eyes when they are young, so if you do find nightcrawlers you may want to cut them into little pieces. Anyway hope you have some luck and any advice you get from the people on here will benefit you greatly. I am a newbie to the world of amphibians and learned almost everything from this forum and my girl is happy as can be.

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    Thank you very much to all, just wake up and found that my albino pooped, and.. a lot.
    like 3 more times than usual. i think the bath worked, but not at that moment.
    i will give them more food, also i will make notes on the honey and bath tricks,
    will change the enclosure soon as i got the equipment.. thanks a lot to everyone here, Lija, Louis, Monster, Catherine and Carlos (and the others if i forgot to mention)
    i will keep updating about these 2 babies when it got bigger.

    should i do the bath regularly? maybe once or twice a week?

    Best Regards,

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    You are most welcome.
    Glad we could help.

    I have found that amazon.com has the best prices for equipment.

    We love pictures and updates.



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    For my frog, I do every other week. Only because I do not keep a water bowl in his enclosure.
    I did for the first year and he never used it. So I took it out. Your frog may use it or not only time will tell.

    I just make sure that the eco-earth is slightly moist and not soaked. where you can take a hand full and not squeeze any water out.

    He will bury himself sometimes completely and where his eyes are just showing.
    When it is time to feed , he normally has his face uncovered. if not, I just gently uncover just his face.
    and then put the food item in. If he doesn't eat it within 20-30 min I take it out. and try the next day.
    don't be surprised if yours go a few days without food when they get older.

    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldo97 View Post
    should i do the bath regularly? maybe once or twice a week?

    Best Regards,



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    noted, and thank you.

    Best Regards,

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