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PoisonDart_Froggy
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2004 21:02


I fed it three(bloodworms) yesterday and two today am i overfeeding my baby treefrog?

spawn
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2004 21:07


What kind is it? Frogs grow very quickly as young ones so you should just feed it as many as it will take. If he becomes really fat really soon, you can slowly decrease the amount of grub you give him and once he's full grown he won't eat as often. But, yes, you're doing the right thing: small frogs need to eat at least daily.

PoisonDart_Froggy
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2004 21:12


Its a green treefrog just grew from a tadpole ..

Heather
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2004 21:52


Has his tail absorbed yet? If he still has a nub you actually don't have to feed him until the tail is completely gone. They get all that they need from the absorbtion of that tail.

Once that tail is gone find yourself some pinhead crickets and fruit flies. Eventually he's gona stop eating the blood worms.


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PoisonDart_Froggy
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2004 22:16


Yeah the tails completely gone and he is eating.. Can i find pinhead crickets at a petsmart store?

lostriver
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# Posted: 8 Nov 2004 00:55


If you can't find pinheads at Petsmart, you can order a supply over the internet. There are Ed's flymeat, The Cricket Farm, and others. A simple search will give you many options. You can keep the extras in a critter keeper, with either sand or cocoanut fiber substrate, and feed them chopped vegatables, Fluker's gut load, cat food, with sliced potatoes or apples that serve for both food and water. When they get too big to feed to the frogs, I harvest them for my lizards. I've never even tried to breed them, however. I raise only fruit flies and springtails on a regular basis for my darts, then order some crickets about four times a year for a dart frog treat.

I keep baby dart froglets rather surrounded by food in their nursery tank, but I have never had experience with green tree frogs. I should think it would be about the same, however. The babies need to have easier access to food and vitamins while their growing. When they are adults you might have to watch it or even darts can become obese.


Lee
PoisonDart_Froggy
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# Posted: 8 Nov 2004 01:21


Okay thanks alot

bonsai
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# Posted: 8 Nov 2004 05:46


Not mentioned is that you will need to dust your crickets with calcium and vitamin powder. A good powder is T-Rex Tree Frog Dust.
For a froglet, I would dust daily or every other day at least. As the frog gets older, reduce to every other day and then to about twice a week for a mature frog.


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TigerFrog
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# Posted: 8 Nov 2004 14:38


I was going to mention dusting as well but Bonsai beat me to it. When my frogs were froglets I fed them once a day but monitored them. Can't feed them more than once because they sleep during the day. But definitely feed them every day and gutload the crix as Lee mentioned. I order from reptilefood.com and their crix run on the smaller side so you should be fine going with them or any other place. Most petstores crix will be too large for your frogs.


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PoisonDart_Froggy
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# Posted: 8 Nov 2004 20:46


alright thanks alot guys

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