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    Good afternoon!

    I'm curious, does anyone else have a pacman that's a picky eater?

    I don't mean a pacman that is hard to feed, or doesn't take food easily. I'm talking about a pacman that will SPIT OUT a perfectly good dubia roach like mine.

    He'll eat super worms, loves crickets, he even enjoys an occasional night crawler, but will not willingly take a roach unless it's force fed.

    Any thoughts?

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    My male Ceratophrys ornata is also a litlle bit selective, but not that much.
    When he was baby, he ate everything (Crickets, red runner roaches, earthworms).
    Now, he loves nightcrawlers, locusts, mices.
    But for Dubia roaches and crickets, it is more difficult now (He is not so much interested to hunt them anymore). Except with tong.
    But, I don't have to force him so long
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    My 6 1/2 month old Albino Cranwelli will not eat crickets, she/he did when a baby for the first couple months but that was it. I could stand there for like 5 minutes holding that thing and it will not eat it, he/she will back away from it. My old female cranwelli that has passed awhile back was the same with the crickets once she was bigger also, she would actually turn right around if you tried crickets. But any kind of worm this one and the one that passed you would present would be gone in a second. I think they get preferences, and I believe that sometimes when they get bigger they will not waste the energy on a small prey item and they wait to see if something bigger is going to come strolling buy. Oh and my first female did what you said about the spitting if she decided to take it so I would stop annoying her. She would catch it with just her lips and then open her mouth and let it drop out. But this only happened on a few occasions because like I said earlier she normally would just turn her back on it.

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    So much for saving time and money culturing my own roaches. [emoji107]

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    Superworms are really not so much nutritionnous and shouldn't be considered as main food.
    Give nightcrawlers and locusts for example as main food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRABibus View Post


    Superworms are really not so much nutritionnous and shouldn't be considered as main food.
    Give nightcrawlers and locusts for example as main food.
    I know superworms are not the best thing out there, but I like to keep them around as a back up if I run out of crickets.

    You brought up another good point.
    Where do you find locust? Wouldn't they bite the frogs?

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    I live near Paris and I can find them in many pet stores.
    From my side, I usually buy them mainly at "La Ferme Tropicale" which is the most famous reptiles and amphibians pet store in France :

    http://www.lftshop.com/criquets-migr...fr,4,CRI-R.cfm

    (In French, "Criquets" means "Locusts").

    No, they won't bite. You just have to cut the back legs they use to jump, as they can hurt the frog.
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    Default Re: Is your Pac a picky eater?

    Yup..... Mine loves his crickets but will not eat Night crawler worms and sometimes wont eat any other snack worms.

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