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    Default Help me set up my son's pacman frog terrarium properly

    So I went to the local store and they put together a kit that included a heat pad and they told me to put it on the underside of the tank on one side. I have done this and I have noticed that the substrate dries out quickly on that side. We keep a spray bottle near and wet the tank and substrate often. what I have noticed however is that "Pac Turtle Tortoise" (name of baby pacman Frog) only hangs out and burrows on the side without the heat. Additionally he isn't eating much and or moves around much (or we don't notice if he moves around at night.). I live in San Diego so the temp in the house doesn't get too low 68 is the lowest it's been in a while. My sons room is a darker room in the house and I am wondering if we should open the curtains each morning to let in light. Let me know something I have seen some people day the heat pad is not the way to go and that the frogs should have a normal sun to night time condition.

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    Default Re: Help me set up my son's pacman frog terrarium properly

    You can also put the heat pad on one side of the tank (preferably a side that is not under water and that you don't directly spray.) That's sometimes recommended to keep burrowing frogs from overheating. You can also try an overhead heat lamp or ceramic heat emitter. The second one doesn't give off light.

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    Default Re: Help me set up my son's pacman frog terrarium properly

    I just purchased a thermometer and humidity gauge to keep at the correct temps. I may also invest in a misting system and I think the ceramic heat emitter but I also think a lighting system may be beneficial.

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    Default Re: Help me set up my son's pacman frog terrarium properly

    Hello! Frog Forum actually has a nice, comprehensive care article for Pacman frogs here which will have much of the information you need for Pac Turtle Tortoise to live happily. Anything more specific or not covered in the article can be clarified with more experienced keepers.

    To start, most recommend not using an under the tank heater with Pacman frogs. They instinctively burrow to cool off, which may explain why your little guy avoids digging into that side of the tank.

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    Default Re: Help me set up my son's pacman frog terrarium properly

    This was very helpful. I finally got the temp up but I still am having a problem with him eating regularly.

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