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    Question Fecal Material

    This may seem like a dumb question, but what exactly does fecal material look like for a frog? How often do they pass it, etc. ?
    I have not seen them make B.Ms but I wake up in the morning to a greenish/browninsh dust. I feed them about every other day, trying to be conservative with feeding.

    Is this what fecal material looks like? Or is that decayed food? I do siphon up both, as I know either can produce ammonia.

    I just feel very strange not knowing how the fecal material looks after owning these guys for a bit.

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    Default Re: Fecal Material

    Read that if you feed ReptoMin or similar the poops looks like it, so probably thats the origin of that greenish/brown dust. On the contrary if you feed night crawlers, the poop looks reddish/brown.
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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    Default Re: Fecal Material

    I feed my ACF reptomin, I will say this, it looks about the same going in as it does going out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpmistr View Post
    I feed my ACF reptomin, I will say this, it looks about the same going in as it does going out.
    But mine look somewhat dustier, unless ACFs are know for eating their own poop.
    And it is generally a little bit of shades off from what they eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elliotulysses View Post
    But mine look somewhat dustier, unless ACFs are know for eating their own poop.
    And it is generally a little bit of shades off from what they eat.
    Unless the feces is white and stringy or really odd looking I really wouldn't worry about your frogs poop. I am not sure what the concern here is exactly, have you fed your frog live fish such as goldfish (commonly sold as disease/parasite ridden feeder fish)? If so there is some risk, if not, I wouldn't worry.

    ACF are scavengers that, in the wild, will eat anything and everything -- dead or alive. I would say the chances of having a frog that is somehow sick or parasite ridden is pretty slim to none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpmistr View Post
    Unless the feces is white and stringy or really odd looking I really wouldn't worry about your frogs poop. I am not sure what the concern here is exactly, have you fed your frog live fish such as goldfish (commonly sold as disease/parasite ridden feeder fish)? If so there is some risk, if not, I wouldn't worry.

    ACF are scavengers that, in the wild, will eat anything and everything -- dead or alive. I would say the chances of having a frog that is somehow sick or parasite ridden is pretty slim to none.
    No, I have not fed them anything that would compensate their immune system. Just reptomin and the occasional shrimp pellet.
    I suppose I'm just concerned because I didn't know if it should look more solid, or powedery.
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