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    Default Pacman chunky frog how to get him on a regular diet?

    we have a less than a year old pacman frog in a 10gallon with moss a heating pad on the side and a day lamp. the temp stays usually at 70 and humidity atleast 80. we unbury him and try to feed him aleast 10 large dusted crix. but he'll some times eat them and some times doesnt care and will go back to his buried state. i was thinking of trying a thawed frozen mouse but i dont know if he will actually go for it ? i shall pick up some earth worms to try and wow him with those but i havent found any container of goood priced healthy earth worms. anyone know anything else they lovee? his name his Diabetose, and hes me and my boyfriend's chunky frog we just want him to be fat and happy hAHa.

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    Default Re: Pacman chunky frog how to get him on a regular diet?

    Hi and welcome to the forums!
    Would you please answer all these questions so we can help you better. Thank you


    “Trouble in the Frog Enclosure”
    The following information will be very helpful if provided when requesting assistance with either your frog or enclosure. To help with your questions, please utilize the below list and post the information in the proper forum area to get advice from FF members that keep the same frog. This will allow for little confusion and a faster more informed response.

    1. Size of enclosure
    2. # of inhabitants - specifically other frogs and size differences
    3. Humidity
    4. Temperature
    5. Water - type - for both misting and soaking dish
    6. Materials used for substrate
    7. Enclosure set up i.e. plants (live or artificial), wood, bark and other materials.
    - How were things prepared prior to being put into the viv.
    8. Main food source
    9. Vitamins and calcium? (how often)
    10. Lighting
    11. What is being used to maintain the temperature of the enclosure
    12. When is the last time he/she ate
    13. Have you found poop lately
    14. A pic would be helpful including frog and enclosure (any including cell phone pic is fine)
    15. Describe frog's symptoms and/or recent physical changes; to include it's ventral/belly area.
    16. How old is the frog
    17. How long have you owned him/her
    18. Is the frog wild caught or captive bred
    19. Frog food- how often and if it is diverse, what other feeders are used as treats
    20. How often the frog is handled
    21. Is the enclosure kept in a high or low traffic area
    22. Describe enclosure maintenance (water changes, cleaning, etc)

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    1. 10 gal
    2.1 pacman frog under a year old
    3.atleast 80%
    4. aleast 70 degrees
    5. misting regularly day and night, had a soaking dish that he can fit in comfortably
    6.eco dirt coco soil
    7.fake plants
    8. crickets
    9.calcium d3 dusted crickets
    10. 60w day bulb lamp
    11.mini heater mat on one side
    12.week ago or 3 days ago but not very many
    13. yes

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    Default Re: Pacman chunky frog how to get him on a regular diet?

    Would you please answer all these questions, as well please specify what does at least 70 or 80 mean? What are your exact temps day and night, what is your humidity?

    please post pics of the enclosure and your frog. Thank you!
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    Default Re: Pacman chunky frog how to get him on a regular diet?

    65 degrees for night and about 70 to 75 for the day. humdity we have to get a different top to the enclosure but we try to keep it at 80 percent but it usually is 70% . he has moss that is always misted. he is at my boyfriends house i will try and get a picture tonight

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    Default Re: Pacman chunky frog how to get him on a regular diet?

    15.he does seem a bit dehydrated at times but thats when hes been buried for a few day. after few mins in a bath he fills out
    16.less than a year
    17.4 months
    18.captive bred. picked him up at my work(petmart)
    19. crickets, earth worms, giant mealworms, a few rosy red minnows
    20.only when hes getting clean he gets moved and when we unearth him
    21.low traffic area
    22.his water is changed ever other day (causes hes usualy burried alot and is cage every other week .

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    Default Re: Pacman chunky frog how to get him on a regular diet?

    Hello and welcome to FF! Please read this article which covers the basics of Pacman care well. As you notice, moss is a no-no since frog can get impacted should it grab some while catching prey. Need to bring the day temp to 82F with a couple degree drop at night. Pacmans kept in the cold will suffer permanent damage to their kidneys and lymph hearts.

    Water should be dechlorinated tap for both frog's dish and to mix into shredded coco substrate. Can use distilled water for misting to help keep glass clean.

    Can get not dyed night crawlers at Walmart or local bait shops. Those should be the frogs staple diet. What is your frog snout to vent length? If your frog is small can cut worms with scissors from their pointy end. Crickets should be sized same as distance between frog's eyes and gut loaded carrots, lettuce, and cherios cereal 24-48 hours before feeding frog. CA/D3 should not be used daily unless product is designed for that (i.e. Repashy's Calcium Plus). For regular CA/D3 and vitamins, can use these schedules: http://www.frogforum.net/food-feeder...schedules.html. Hope this helps and good luck !
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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    Default Re: Pacman chunky frog how to get him on a regular diet?

    Wow! ..... Honestly.... I'm not exactly sure how your froggy is still alive.... Please please warm him up, but do it gradually, a few degrees every day.
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    Default Re: Pacman chunky frog how to get him on a regular diet?

    he sleeps by the heater pad the day light broke my boyfreind never told me and the temperature has dropped that low(70s) but i just bought a bulb yesterday and its about 75 right now and warming up as we speak

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    Awesome! You scared me there

    just make sure you warm him up gradually if he was exposed to low temps for longer time ( more then a day), it is very dangerous to heat up fast.
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    Default Re: Pacman chunky frog how to get him on a regular diet?

    thank you we fixed his lighting situation and now he is a happy dollop of frog :3

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