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    Default FBT doesn't want to eat, but gaining weight

    I have a FBT that since I brought him home in November has never really been interested in eating. I know he's gained weight because he's twice as wide as his sister. The pet store owner says that he's probably eating when we're not looking. Even when I go to feed my toads (I have 4), he's the only one that seems totally uninterested in whatever's crawling by. I feed crickets, mealworms (on occasion), flies and other random bugs. The insects can be right in front of his face, moving all around and he doesn't care. The pet store guy says as long as he's gaining weight and there's no other problems, there's no need to worry. Anyone had the same problem or know of what's causing this? I've attached pics to show you what he looks like...Fuego is the brighter green one
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    Default Re: FBT doesn't want to eat, but gaining weight

    Much weight on a frog is the water which they absorb while soaking. It is probable that he is eating when your not looking and if your finding droppings from both frogs then you know he is eating something.

    He may not be going after the feeders right off due to the other frog being more aggressive towards getting to the food. I would monitor his weight, ensure your finding droppings from the frog and keep up what your doing since he looks fine in the photo.
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    Default Re: FBT doesn't want to eat, but gaining weight

    Quote Originally Posted by DonLisk View Post
    Much weight on a frog is the water which they absorb while soaking. It is probable that he is eating when your not looking and if your finding droppings from both frogs then you know he is eating something.

    He may not be going after the feeders right off due to the other frog being more aggressive towards getting to the food. I would monitor his weight, ensure your finding droppings from the frog and keep up what your doing since he looks fine in the photo.
    Thank you for your advice. I know she's definitely gained weight since I got him in November and there's always poop! lol...Even though the FBTs spend about 90% of their time in the water, I"m guessing he eats when I'm not looking. He's been a pretty shy eater since I brought him home meaning he won't eat if anyone is around or looking at him. He's always been skittish even in the pet shop. But he's beautiful and healthy and appears happy so I'll monitor my babies like usual and I usually watch from afar when I feed to make sure everyone gets their fair share. Thanks again!

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