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    So I got my little Pacman frog (a.k.a. Zombie) on friday and he hasn't eaten a single cricket that's in his cage .


    Do you think that I need to try a different type of food?

    I will switch his substrate to topsoil tomorrow because I just realized that I was using coconut bark instead of coconut fiber.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CCarr33 View Post
    So I got my little Pacman frog (a.k.a. Zombie) on friday and he hasn't eaten a single cricket that's in his cage .


    Do you think that I need to try a different type of food?

    I will switch his substrate to topsoil tomorrow because I just realized that I was using coconut bark instead of coconut fiber.


    Thanks
    Get some Eco Earth Coconut Fiber substrate(not husk) and use it. It's better than top soil and far safer.

    He may still be adjusting to his new home. Some can take a week. Answer the questions in the thread called "Trouble in the Enclosure" and repost the answers here.


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    I found with my first pacman, the crickets seemed to quick for him. I tong fed him and that seemed to help.

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    Our local pets store is sold out of Coconut fiber but I'll go back to find it tomorrow.

    And if I do try a different type of food what should I use?

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    If they have eco earth that is the same stuff.

    Earthworms cut in half (or smaller based on frog size). Feed your worms to him in the water dish. Helps avoid the substrate sticking and being ingested.
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    I'd try tong feeding. Get the cricket in the tongs and move it real slow toward your frog close to the substrate. Don't stress him, but a lot of times if you gently bump his mouth he'll either bite the cricket or open his mouth. If he opens, stick the cricket in. When he bites down hold it there for d second till he hah a good hold. They'll usually swollow it. Sometimes they'll spit it out. Just try again, but not to the point of stressing him out.
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    And I'm guessing that the Coconut fiber will hold water and heat better than Coconut husk correct?

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    Not sure about that. It's reccomended to avoid impaction. I've never used the husk.
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    Not sure about that. It's reccomended to avoid impaction. I've never used the husk.
    I'm just assuming that because there is less room for air to escape.

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    Yes, it holds water better. You can buy it in bricks that need to be expanded as well as loose in a bag. When you expand or moisten the substrate, make sure you are using treated water like what you'd use to water/mist the frog.

    How long are you leaving crickets in there? You should never leave them in with your frog for very long, as they can bite it. Also, the frog can get used to them being around and be less likely to strike at them. You can also try removing the crickets' back legs before putting them in. This slows them down, but it doesn't really hurt them so you can pull them out and try again later if he doesn't eat.

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    I just removed all the crickets and I will try to feed him after I switch substrates.

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    You should really give tong feeding a try, it 'll make feeding a whole lot easier in the long run. Wiggle it in front of his mouth or gently rub it against it, he will bite after while, you might have to repeat this a couple of times (subsequent feeding sessions).

    It's really not unusual for them to not eat a couple of days after being introduced to their new habitat, my last caatinga didn't eat for 5 or 6 days, now he devours nightcrawlers and red runners.

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    His cage is currently 75.4 degrees is that too cold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCarr33 View Post
    His cage is currently 75.4 degrees is that too cold?
    That's too cold. He needs 80 to 83 during the day and 75 to 79 at nigh. You want to hover around 78 at night though. Keep humidity at 75% to 80%.

    This is probably why he isn't eating. You need to warm him up.


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    Will a small UTH work?

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    And I know you're supposed to put the UTH on the side of the enclosure, and I'll monitor the temp with a temp gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCarr33 View Post
    And I know you're supposed to put the UTH on the side of the enclosure, and I'll monitor the temp with a temp gun.
    How large is the enclosure?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CCarr33 View Post
    And I know you're supposed to put the UTH on the side of the enclosure, and I'll monitor the temp with a temp gun.
    How large is the enclosure?


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    Here is his cage.






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    Ok get a UTH for Hermit Crab enclosures. They're safe for plastic.


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    I got one of the small UTHs and put a towel between the cage and the heater.
    It's about 86 degrees at the bottom of the substrate.

    It's also on a timer that is set to turn of from midnight to 4 am.

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