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    Alkaline8214
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    How much food should my 6 week old RETF be eating. Currently i am feeding him crickets about this big ---- to about this ------ hes been eating about 1 to 2 every night.

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    I was told that in general you let the frog eat as much as it can/wants in 15 minutes

    and food should be an appropriate size to fit in their mouth

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    Hi Mike.

    I dont know how large a 6 week old Red-Eyed Leaf Frog is but just make sure the food you are feeding him/her is able to fit in hi/hers mouth easily.
    With young frogs they need to eat more frequently as they are growing. I give my young frogs as much as they want to eat. When they mature you can change their food in take. Kurt's 15 min feeding every 2 to 3 days is a good one. You give them as much as they can eat in 15 min.

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    Sorry Kat, didn't realise you had posted.

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    Yeh I know about the size, but 15 minutes seems a little weird to me. Not all frogs are as aggressive as others when it comes to eating. Not to mention I have a fairly large tank in comparison to my RETF, so crickets seem to try to hide. On a side note I saw my RETF hunt last night. It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. I turned all the lights out. Any sudden movement in the thank the frog immediately took attention to and BAM, cricket was gone lol. I had to share that

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    haha no prob

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    so the 15 min rule should just to apply to older frogs? My frog is a little bigger than a quarter lol. thanks for all the fast feedback

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    At this age I would feed them every day.

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    for some of my frogs i feed them in a separate "feeding bin" so they dont ingest substrate and because crickets can escape from the frog's habitat, also I can monitor how much the frogs are eating and not wonder if i just lost all the crickets i put in there

    I recently got a pac man frog from someone and i cleaned out its enclosure and found three mealworms hiding under a piece of bark haha it was quite a surprise

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    Try cleaning out a box turtle's enclosure and discovering an earthworm you thought it ate six months earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt View Post
    Try cleaning out a box turtle's enclosure and discovering an earthworm you thought it ate six months earlier.
    wow six months! that is a really long time! lucky worm.

    I also thought I'd add that not all frogs like being fed in a separate place, some of them spend the whole time trying to escape! which is frustrating sometimes haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by missclick View Post
    wow six months! that is a really long time! lucky worm.
    Yeah, until I made sure the turtle saw him.

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    sorry to bump this thread guys..

    im just curious, how to determine that my white tree frogs are young? or adults? each of them is around 4cm and 5cm. are they considered adults already?

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    They are young, not quite adult yet, but not babies either.

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    This all seems like great advise.

    I don't think that our ABF is eating to his fill, but we have been experimenting a bit. I found a white bug in the earth the other day, Bubbles gobbled him up, it was funny to see because for about a minute it looked like he had a big white smile. I tried to get a photo but no luck.

    This morning we found a few worms and he also gobbled that up. We also found a slug of some sort, but he was not able to scoop it into his mouth so we removed it from the tank.

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