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    So I got my little pacman about 2 months ago as a hatchling he is kept in a ten gallon with ecoearth kept at a 83 degree during the day and 78 at night humidity is always at 80percent I always spot clean his poop but he doesn't have an appetite whatsoever I have tried letting a few crickets in his pen but usually he lets them be and eats the odd one I've recently tried bowl feeding with and without rings I've also tried to vary his diet to try and get him more agreesive towards prey but to no avail I feed him mainly crickets I have tried horn worms butter worms and wax worms to try and get him eating any suggestions on what to do

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    Default Re: Pacman frog apetite problem

    Has he ate anything at all in the 2 months you have had him? 2 months for a baby is a really long time, can you post a picture of your frog? you will have to use a photo hosting site like imgur or photobucket.

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    Humidity at 80% RH is a bit high for the common horned frogs like an Ornate and Chacoan. 60-70% is better. Are there any nutritional disorders here that would make it lethargic and off food?How are you providing heat? Are you providing a 12:12 day and night cycle? Feeding during the day or night? (keep in mind they're nocturnal)

    Try feeding some pinkies dipped in calcium if it can take it and make sure crickets are large enough to spark interest. Roaches are also good but should be tong fed or they will burrow quickly

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonm96 View Post
    Humidity at 80% RH is a bit high for the common horned frogs like an Ornate and Chacoan. 60-70% is better. Are there any nutritional disorders here that would make it lethargic and off food?How are you providing heat? Are you providing a 12:12 day and night cycle? Feeding during the day or night? (keep in mind they're nocturnal)

    Try feeding some pinkies dipped in calcium if it can take it and make sure crickets are large enough to spark interest. Roaches are also good but should be tong fed or they will burrow quickly
    he's not lethargic he has eaten in the 2 months I've had him just not very much a cricket here and there heat is provided via 100 watt ceramic heat emitter and night day cycle is being used I feed him either right when o wake up before he goes to hide or at midnight

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    Default Re: Pacman frog apetite problem

    He has ate on the odd occasion just one cricket at most and yes photo is coming

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    Default Re: Pacman frog apetite problem

    100 ceramic heat emitter on a 10-gallon is far too intense heat for a frog. I would suggest raising the temps of the room and using a lower wattage

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    Default Re: Pacman frog apetite problem

    I also live in Edmonton so the average temperature is like -40 degrees Celsius so anything smaller won't get the job done

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    Not the best place to keep a tropical species, it's the same as keeping a cool climate species in a warm country - it just doesn't work well. I made this mistake living up the north of Scotland although it doesn't drop that low here. The only solution is to heat the room with an oil-filled radiator on stat to 72F or so and then use a low-wattage bulb during the day. The radiator will also dry out the air but it will be an ambient heat, rather than a direct heat it would feel directly under a bulb

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    Default Re: Pacman frog apetite problem

    Jason is right your going to need to find another to heat the actual room up abit, you really don't want to go over that 100 watt CHE. Even just a little space eater from wal mart would do the trick.

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    Default Re: Pacman frog apetite problem

    Yes but the heater is about 18 inches away from the bottom of the tank it. Heats it up fine and in the summer I only run a 50 watt night time bulb.but let's refocus on the eating problem

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    Heat stress is a common cause of frogs refusal to eat and also weakens the immune system

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    Default Re: Pacman frog apetite problem

    He eats tho just not in as large volume as a frog of his size

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    Default Re: Pacman frog apetite problem

    Could still be it

    or if the tanks too large, they're best started in a 5-10 gallon tank and moved to a 10-20gallon when older. Any bigger it can be difficult to heat. You might get the upper temperature in a large tank but not the ambient unless the room is warm, so a poor thermal gradient

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