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Re: horned frog not eating


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Posted by Nicodemus on April 18, 2003 at 19:27:52:

In Reply to: horned frog not eating posted by entropy-girl on April 16, 2003 at 14:51:33:

Give it some time.
My albino cranwelli went like a month without eating. Just keep an eye on him and make sure he doesn't get skinny.

He might even be in a sort of hibernation state.

Personally I think pet stores tend to feed horned frogs too much at once...usually mice or feeder fish. I've seen one pet store owner feed a whole adult mouse to a horned frog that was only like 3 or 4 inches. This sucker was FAT too. I mean REAL fat. I can't imagine him being very hungry after eating THAT meal.

Heck, I feed mine when I start seeing him in the morning when I get up. If he isnt hungry. he'll stay completely buried. I can tell he's starting to get hungry, when I start seeing just his eyes above the surface. I know he's real hungry when I see him out of his hole.

They can get stressed as well. Give him time to see you arent a threat. At first my frog wouldn't eat if anyone was in the ROOM. Now he'll eat with me right there.

Try to feed him in a tupperware container or something. Im not sure why this worked so well for me, but it did. Makes things so much easier either way.
So put him in a TALL tupperware, throw in a couple calcium dusted nightcrawlers and close the top. To let him feel a little more safe, but the tupperware in the tank. Then just leave the room for a short while and look in from time to time.


Hope these help some...
Let me know how it goes.



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