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geno1324
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2010 00:27 · Edited by: Moderator


Hi guys I have a Giant Pyxie frog and I have heard a lot of different opinions on how often to feed my frog mice. I just wanted to know what you guys think. To check him out go to
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I'm also wondering if it is ok to feed him feeder anoles and how long is a normal burrow nap for these guys.

geno1324
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2010 18:54


Anyone?

bschwinn
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2010 19:20


The occasional small rodent should be ok.

Michelle Houseman
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2010 20:06


Feeding rodents is not necessary nor healthy if done often. I feed mine pyxie every 2-3 months as a treat.


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geno1324
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2010 20:09


Oh ok see I was recently told every week a couple of fuzzies is fine I guess its peoples opinions

bschwinn
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2010 20:30


Excess fat can create problems in their diet. The hair can cause impactions.

geno1324
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2010 20:38


Oh ok thanks man im not gonna listen to the pet store owner that's why I came here to you guys. Every couple weeks a couple fuzzies is what im gonna do.....not every weekend that seemed like a little too much to me even when he said it.

Sh0e
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2010 23:45


I wouldn't feed off fuzzies or pinkies. Those are little balls of fat. Wait until he's big enough to take a hopper mouse which has more protien. A lot of larger better known frogs on high rodent diets have died in recent years from the complications of too much fat. Feed him a lot of variety based with lean insects and worms. Steer away from feeder fish and their high parasite load. Don't feed off anoles because they are wild caught and can bring anything from pestcides to parasites and fungal infections into your tanks.


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geno1324
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2010 00:08


Thank you very much sh0e. Thankfully he is big enough for hoppers so once a month sounds good to me. And thank you for answering my anole question, i was very curious and he goes after those in a second. You guys were very helpful like always. Now all I need to know is how long is a normal burrow nap, should I dig him up after a couple of days or just leave him till he comes out? I heard if he doesn't pooh it could cause impaction.

FwoGiZ
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2010 07:05 · Edited by: FwoGiZ


once a month is way too much
mice are BAD... it is a TREAT like everyone been saying, xept that money oriented ignorant petshop guy
if you want whats better for you frog, you will give it crix or roaches as staple food, and you can toss a mice in there no more than every 3 monthes...

now there is no "normal" burrow nap
it can means many things: I need more humidity, I think its too hot, I think its too cold, I ve had enough food, im stressed (because its too noisy, or you always manipulate me)

check your temps and humidity if that happens, after a week, try pouring some water near your frog, this often works for me
If your frog have been burrowed more than 3-4weeks, you might wanna dig it out, just in case its been sitting a log (you dont want its butt to rot because of a log right?)

not pooing is not a cause of impaction, its more of a consequences
if you have pretty much anything other than coco fiber in your tank, that can enter your frogs mouth, he could eat it, that would cause impaction, and he would not poo and die

welcome to the board btw!
PS: Dont ever listen to petshops guys... no offense but 96% of them dont know what they re talking about.. they re worst than those guys at futureshop (bestbuys)


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geno1324
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2010 07:36


Thanks FwoGiz you've been very helpful.

Sh0e
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2010 07:54


I would go every 3-4 months with mice if at all. You can get some really crazy roaches which are just as cool to see get chomped. Gigantea roaches are like 3.5 inches long. Young madagascar hissing roaches are cool to see go too.


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Jawsofafrog
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2010 11:44


My frog Bruno (7 inches snout vent legnth) ate his 1st mouse in about 2-3 months yesterday. He was sleeping for weeks on end mind you and did not eat since.


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geno1324
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2010 14:43


So he was sleeping that long and it wasn't aestivation?

FwoGiZ
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2010 17:12


I heard someone used to feed 1 mouse every 3 monthes to his pacman, and the frog was a few years old, dunno if its true but it seems viable to me
the frog will stay hidden if it has everything it needs (water, food, security) but it doesnt mean its aestivating


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geno1324
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2010 17:54 · Edited by: Moderator


Oh ok thats good news, and it makes sense he knows what he needs I shouldn't bother him when hes napping. I just start to miss his little face.

and i am assuming that when he sheds his skin he'll eat it, cause thats what hes been doing lately lol which is exactly why I think he hasn't had much of an appetite for insects lately, he's been a little bit lazier than usual.

Jawsofafrog
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2010 20:09


Winter changes in frogs is something that always happens. My Ornate, Cornuta, and Cranwelli sleep all the time and never wake for food. When spring hits, and it warms up frogs and all reptiles will begin eating.


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