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    I recently got a baby packman, he's about the size of a half dollar coin. I don't have any heating scorch on him, and i keep him at room temperature.Name:  photo.jpg
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    Default Re: Baby Pacman Wont Eat

    Hello and welcome to FF. Can you please answer the questions on this link (http://www.frogforum.net/pacman-frog...enclosure.html) in here to try and figure out what might be wrong? Also, please read this article to ensure you are providing for the Pacman's needs: http://Pacman and Horned Frogs - Cer...e and Breeding. Thank you !
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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    Hi,
    room temperature ? How much ?
    Your substrate seems too dry also...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRABibus View Post
    Hi,
    room temperature ? How much ?
    Your substrate seems too dry also...
    Like 70 degrees and i just wet down my substrate. Also i got him 2 days ago and the worker said he ate 7 crickets that morning

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    70 degrees is too low for a day temperature.
    You must raise it between 78.8 and 84.2 degrees during the day and between 73.4 and 77 degrees during the night.
    Humidity must be between 70% and 80%.Substrate must be moist.

    This could be a first explanation why she/he doesn't eat.
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    ZooMed's Mini ReptiTherm Mat Heater can be affixed to a plastic enclosure back or side to try to get that critter keeper temperature up. Please try to answer the questions as you can, in order to have clear picture of your frog's situation .
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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    1. 14x5x8 kritter keeper
    2. 1 inhabitants
    3. around 50%
    4. 75
    5. Distilled
    6. Eco Earth
    7. Baked driftwood
    8. crickets
    9.Calcium but hasn't ate under my ownership
    10. holigin bulb for heat
    11. desk lamp
    12. Hasn't eaten, he supposedly ate 7 crickets when i got him
    13. on the car ride home
    14. not availible
    15. idk
    16. 2 days
    17. captive bred
    18. haunt tried any but crickets
    19. not much
    20. low traffic area
    21. change the water every morning

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    what are some other ways to raise the temperature in a critter keeper besides a uth

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhitesTreeFrog View Post
    1. 14x5x8 kritter keeper

    Are those inches? If so might be a bit big for a small baby. How long is your frog from snout to vent (SVL)?

    3. around 50%

    Need to bring humidity up between 70-80%. Can tape saran wrap and cover 50% of vents to help retain humidity.

    4. 75

    Day should be around 80F for a baby; 75F is OK for night (see no. 10).

    5. Distilled
    Distilled water is only good for misting enclosure. Only water good for frogs is bottled spring water or dechlorinated tap. Recommend use ExoTerra Aquatize or Seachem Prime to treat it.

    6. Eco Earth
    Should be damp but not wet. If you hold a bunch in fist should clump without squeezing water out. Also, only use dechlorinated water to prepare.

    7. Baked driftwood
    Should have no sharp edges.

    8. crickets
    Gut load with Repashy's Bug Burger, carrots, veggies for 24-48 hours before feeding. Crickets should be sized same as distance between frog eyes. Plain Night crawlers (not dyed) from Walmart's (sport section) are great food. Can cut pieces from tail end (pointy) and they will heal and not die.

    9.Calcium but hasn't ate under my ownership
    Dust CA2x and vitamins 1x a week on different days with skip day in between. Recommend Repashy's or ReptoCal.

    10. holigin bulb for heat
    11. desk lamp

    Not sure what is this. If using a desk lamp get a red or black (moonlight) bulb at Pet store reptile section. Since one you are using ain't enough recommend a higher wattage bulb; but do not exceed lamp max. watts. The adjust distance between bulb and enclosure until right temps are reached (or use a dimmer/rheostat).

    12. Hasn't eaten, he supposedly ate 7 crickets when i got him


    See no. 8. Interesting; all frogs bought at stores and in trouble ate a bunch of crickets the morning they where bought... even skinny ones !

    13. on the car ride home

    Once feeding and pooping again, could take poop sample to veterinary for a parasite fecal exam.

    18. haunt tried any but crickets

    See no. 8.

    19. not much

    Would avoid handling frog unless need to clean enclosure.

    21. change the water every morning
    See number 5. Water depth should be to frog's chin level.
    Hope this helps, good luck !
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhitesTreeFrog View Post
    what are some other ways to raise the temperature in a critter keeper besides a uth
    Because frog is in a plastic critter keeper there are few options available. Please read my previous response and see if that helps .
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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    Yes that is in inches. I'm going to petco today to buy a zoo med under the tank heater. Also going to get more calcium supplement. The lady that worked at petsmart(where I got him from) recommended large crickets . Should I get smaller ones?


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    And he's about 3-3 1/2 inches long


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    Quote Originally Posted by WhitesTreeFrog View Post
    And he's about 3-3 1/2 inches long


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    Place the UTH on the side and use medium to large crickets. Earthworms are best though if he will eat them. Carlos has you covered.


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    My Pacman is 3 in. and takes full size crickets and night crawlers measuring 4-6 in. Only heat mat recommended by manufacturer for plastic enclosures is the ZooMed Mini. Good luck !
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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    got the teampurtures up to 82, and i just misted down the tank. Also got reptisafe. Now when should i try to feed him

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    You can try feeding frog after sunset (they are nocturnal) or early in the morning (when they normally get fed at the pet shop).
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mentat View Post
    You can try feeding frog after sunset (they are nocturnal) or early in the morning (when they normally get fed at the pet shop).
    Would before 6:30 work?


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    Quote Originally Posted by WhitesTreeFrog View Post
    Would before 6:30 work?


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    You can train you frog to eat at night or very early morning like Carlos said. Mine starrt digging in to sleep at aboug 5:30 am, but you can train them to eat then. Just remember that the frog needs a 12 hour day/night cycle.


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    Okay, e didn't eat. I just tried. Should I put a light on a timer just like I do with my whites. I threw a few crickets in their just now to see if he would eat em. How long does it take them to get used to their home. Also is his home to bigg for him at this size


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    Quote Originally Posted by GrifTheGreat View Post
    You can train you frog to eat at night or very early morning like Carlos said. Mine starrt digging in to sleep at aboug 5:30 am, but you can train them to eat then. Just remember that the frog needs a 12 hour day/night cycle.
    He won't eat. Should they got to sleep during the day with their eyes shut. My frog doesn't do that


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