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    purchased a quarter size green pacman from petsmart saturday. placed him in a 2.5 gallon take with eco earth (damp), a pothole and a hide. i also placed a shallow water dish with treated water and a couple crickets. we keep our home in the 70-80 range so i don’t offer any additional heat or light. i noticed this morning that he hadn’t eaten any crickets so i put him in a rubbermaid tote, about 5” high, 12” long and 20” wide. i lined it with paper towels so i could see any bowel movements, placed a hide and added a cricket and a couple meal worms. still hasn’t eaten. not sure if it’s because i’ve been changing his habitat or not. he’s a plump little guy and gets misted twice a day, i also put him in his water dish about once a day and let him hop out when he’s ready.

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    Congrats on your new frog!
    Your frog sounds stressed, it's not unusual for them to go a while without eating after being brought home, changing his tank stressed him out again as did moving him into the water dish and directly misting the frog (if you did). He needs to be left alone for a while, make sure that papertowel doesn't get too dry, leave him some food, and don't bother him until it's time to feed him or change his water bowl once a night, have patience and the little guy will be eating in no time.
    Also 70 degrees is a little low, it's normally recommended you don't let the tank get below about 75 degrees at night, try keeping him a little warmer (around 76-79 night 80-83 day ). Hope he starts eating soon!

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    ok so this morning when i changed his water bowl i put him in it to soak, he’s still in the bowl and still hasn’t eaten 3 meal worms i added yesterday. i haven’t seen him eat at all and i got him saturday.

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    You said you changed his tank just a day ago, he's still recovering from that stress, don't move him around, he'll learn to go into the water bowl on his own and it's unlikely he's used to being picked up at that age, as long as the substrate is moist (but not soaking) he won't dry out. Switch the mealworms for crickets, mealworms aren't great feeders and pacman frogs are sit and wait hunters who might not even notice the worms unless they're wiggling right in front of him. Be sure the size of cricket is right and he has lots of hiding places/crumpled papertowel to burrow in. Is he in a quiet part of the house? Keeping warm?

    Keep in mind your frog is very young and probably wasn't at the petstore for long, since developing legs this frog has been ripped out of it's first home,shipped who knows how far, dumped in a new brightly lit tank with lots of people walking by every day, carried away again, added too a new home, moved again while still adjusting and every-time someone picks him up he's going to assume they're trying to eat or threaten him, additionally if there's a temperature difference between the pet store and your home he may also be adapting to that.

    Give him time to settle in, a few days without food will not harm him and he may have been digesting a good sized meal the day you brought them home. ^^

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    Any luck with your frog yet?

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    tried to send a message through with some pics, no he still hasn’t eaten, just sits there. had a bowel movement last thursday but that’s it.

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