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    Default Pacman Frog Constantly On his back?

    Hello! My pacman frog is constantly jumping on his back, and refuses to eat off of tongs. I've read that the tongs thing is normal, as he's just scared, but I can't find any solutions to him jumping on his back ): any suggestions?

    1. Size of enclosure: 10 gallon long
    2. # of inhabitants - specifically other frogs and size differences: Only my Pacman frog
    3. Humidity: anywhere from 60-90%
    4. Temperature: anywhere from 78-82
    5. Water - type - for both misting and soaking dish: both are reptisafe treated tap water
    6. Materials used for substrate: just coco fiber, specifically eco earth
    7. Enclosure set up i.e. plants (live or artificial), wood, bark and other materials.: No live plants, just a water dish, food bowl, clay pot hide, and wood hide
    - How were things prepared prior to being put into the viv.: All wer rinsed/taken from old vivariums
    8. Main food source: crickets, won't eat worms. About 20-30 a week
    9. Vitamins and calcium? (how often): calcium on 15 crickets each week
    10. Lighting: just an led used for day night cycle
    11. What is being used to maintain the temperature of the enclosure: reptile thermostat
    12. When is the last time he/she ate: I've never seen him eat, just give him food and it vanishes over time
    13. Have you found poop lately: Two days ago
    14. A pic would be helpful including frog and enclosure (any including cell phone pic is fine): at the end of post
    15. Describe frog's symptoms and/or recent physical changes; to include it's ventral/belly area.: He just keeps flipping over while I'm at work
    16. How old is the frog: 6-9 months
    17. How long have you owned him/her 5 months
    18. Is the frog wild caught or captive bred: don't know, if assume captivity bred
    19. Frog food- how often and if it is diverse, what other feeders are used as treats: he will eat superworms, but usually just crickets
    20. How often the frog is handled: never, I'm worried he's stressed
    21. Is the enclosure kept in a high or low traffic area: lowih? By my bed but I never am home
    22. Describe enclosure maintenance (water changes, cleaning, etc): daily listings in morning and evening, bidaily water bowl changes, 15 dusted crickets on Friday, 15 dusted crickets on Sunday

    Can someone instruct me how to post pictures on here? I have no clue
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    Default Re: Pacman Frog Constantly On his back?

    Have noticed that pacmans get stressed very easily. Would stop trying to feed him with tongs and just monitor him to make sure he is right side up, without touching or disturbing him. We have a toad who had calcium deficiency and now needs monitoring to make sure he stays upright. We put him in a sushi tray at night to make sure he stays right side up. But with a pacman, would not stress him if you can avoid it.

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