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    Default My RETF is eating much

    So I got my red eye on March 12 and since I got him he doesn't eat much at all. Maybe a cricket every other day most of the time not even that. The longest I've seen him go before eating one cricket was a week... does anyone know why he might be doing this? What should I do?

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    Default Re: My RETF is eating much

    Here's a list of questions that might help people identify what's going on with your frog. Short version is, how's the temp and humidity? Is it appropriate for his species? (I let the temp get a bit too high and my frog lost interest in eating for a while.)

    When do you feed? Is it by hand or do you leave a bowl in the tank? He might not be used to you yet or he might prefer eating in the dark.
    In general it could be stress from moving to a new place or your frog might actually be sick.


    1----what 'kind' of frog is it ( what species)
    2----please include a photo of the frog
    3----Please include a photo of the frog's current enclosure
    4----size of enclosure ( W" x D" x H" )
    5----# on inhabitants - ( if there is another frog --- is there a size difference ? )
    6----has or was the frog kept with a different species or with any other tank mate
    7----is there a new tank mate----was the new tank mate quarantined
    8----what is the typical humidity level
    9----what temperature is maintained
    10---what is, specifically, being used to maintain the temperature of the enclosure
    11---describe the enclosure lighting ( very specifically)
    12---describe enclosure maintenance ( water changes, cleaning etc)
    13---what kind of water is used
    -----for misting
    -----for the frog's soaking dish
    -----is de-chlorinator used / what brand
    14---material(s) used for substrate - be very specific
    15---enclosure set up:
    -----if recent - describe how the enclosure was cleaned
    -----plants( live or artificial) if artificial plants are used are they plastic or fabric
    -----describe wood, bark , and background materials
    16---when is the last time the frog ate
    17---have you found poop lately
    18---how often is the frog fed
    19---what size feeder is given
    20---what other feeders are used as treats
    21---what is the frog's main food source
    22---do feeders roam free in the enclosure or is the frog bowl fed
    23---vitamins - what brand and how often
    24---calcium - what brand and how often
    25---was the frog without calcium for any period of time
    26---approximate age of the frog
    27---how long have you owned the frog
    28---who cared for the frog before you
    29---is the frog wild caught or captive bred
    30---how often the frog is handled -- are gloves used ( what kind of gloves)
    31---is the enclosure kept in a high or low traffic area
    30---has or was the frog properly quarantined (yes or no)
    -----for how long
    32---has the frog been treated with any medication:
    -----for what
    -----name of medication
    -----for how long
    -----what dose
    -----was medication prescribed by a herp vet

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    How do you know how much the frog is or isn't eating? Does it look thin?
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    Default Re: My RETF is eating much

    Well my last red eye ate a lot more than he does. She ate 5 crickets every other day he eats one every other day sometimes not even that. I put my crickets in before I turn off his light and let him hunt and most for the time the cricket dies off in there after a few days I've tried feeding him all sizes small, med and large but it doesn't matter he only eats one or none for days at a time. He's done this since I've had him. His encloser is the appropriate size for him, his humidity stays around 70-80 I have a heating pad for his terrarium and a heat lamp for the day so it never gets too cold. He pretty much gets active at night, he sings sometimes he won't get up but it's rare. I dont handle him very often unless im clean his enclosure and since I've owned him he's never been paired with any other frog or any other animal for that matter. I spray him twice a day sometimes a few more if I'm trying to raise the humidity.

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