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    Hey guys!

    Here i am looking for advice once more..

    So my grumpy, yet loved to pieces, Giggs (WTF) will not eat his food when it's dusted... Grrrr. Here's what I've tried so far...

    -Mix the powder with my crickets food so some gets ingested by them... Doesn't seem enough tho?

    -Skipped an extra day to make sure he was VERY hungry thinking he'll eat no matter what.. Failure...

    -Tongue feed him... Failure number two...

    -Only gave him his favorite insects... Failure number three...

    -And last.. feed him half on them dusted and half non dusted.. Failure number.. Little s*** only eats the non dusted ones!! Lol

    Last night was his feed night, and found the dusted ones untouched other than one worm that looked like it got ingested and puked out.. was mix in some skin shed and stuff....

    Note.. he does eat VERY WELL when not dusted....

    Any tricks anyone?

    FYI... I am NOT going to force feed him unless its a life threatening situation! Hes grumpy enough and really unecessary as he eatswell otherwise...


    ???

    Thanks

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    Default Re: calcium issues..

    Have you considered skipping another extra day? As long as your frog is an adult at a healthy weight it shouldn't matter.

    What brand calcium powder are you using? I've heard of some frogs not eating certain brands but being okay with others.
    If all else fails you can make sure your cricket food has calcium in it. (I don't know if they'll ingest the powder, but maybe there's some cricket food that has calcium and vitamin D.)

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    I have calcium that you spray the bugs with. It dries in ten seconds and is impossible for froggy to lick off. Not sure if it affects the taste, but my frog hasn't picked up on the difference.
    I have a frog. She's fat and green. Her name is Gertrude, because she is fat and green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyM View Post
    I have calcium that you spray the bugs with. It dries in ten seconds and is impossible for froggy to lick off. Not sure if it affects the taste, but my frog hasn't picked up on the difference.
    OH MY GOD!


    WHat is I called?? Never even heard of it a all! Im in Canada and some stuff I cant get..

    THANKS!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariePey View Post
    OH MY GOD!


    WHat is I called?? Never even heard of it a all! Im in Canada and some stuff I cant get..

    THANKS!!!
    Podwer is just too messy for me! This is what I use. (using the petco link for the image.)

    Zilla Calcium Supplement Reptile Food Spray at PETCO
    I have a frog. She's fat and green. Her name is Gertrude, because she is fat and green.

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    Default Re: calcium issues..

    If you can't find the calcium spray locally, it is listed on amazon.ca here

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariePey View Post
    OH MY GOD!


    WHat is I called?? Never even heard of it a all! Im in Canada and some stuff I cant get..

    THANKS!!!
    Another thing you can do is get the flukers cricket food/water which already has the added calcium and vitamins in it. No dusting or spraying required! I believe you can also get this on Amazon, but I'm in Canada also and I found it at petsmart.


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