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lil_frogger2
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 03:14 · Edited by: lil_frogger2


Hey, I have two frogs, I think they're wood frogs, but they don't have the ridges, so I'm not sure. But anyways, they're both froglets. The one that hasn't been eating morphed about 3 weeks ago, and the other morphed about a week and a half ago. But the frog that morphed 3 weeks ago (Toaster) is very skinny compared to the other one. They are both the size of about my fingernail, and I'm 14 years old. I know there is nothing wrong with the temperature or habitat because they both live in the same place and I've seen the other one eat. I put Toaster in a seperate conatiner with some fruit flies and water an stuff, I'm not sure if he'll eat them, he hasn't yet..I don't think. I can't hand feed him because he is way too tiny, and it's hard for me to moniter his food intake since he eats those tiny fruit flies who hide a lot. I've examined him and I haven't found any bumps or patches or anything out of the ordinary. He is juts too darn skinny.

I don't know how long frogs can go without food, but I've had him for about 3 weeks, and he was already morphed when I got him, so he has had to eaten sometime. Please help me, it's horrible watching my little buddy so skinny.

Oh yeah, he doesn't seem weak either, he hops around, climbs on the glass, and nothing slows him down. I cant get pictures because he is so tiny and the camera wont focus.


~Julie~
cheshireycat
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 03:21


Well, they do sell drops to make frogs hungry, and I forgot who here used them with success, so that might work.

I hope someone can help you out with that question better than me, but, until then, try those drops and try using pinheads (dusted and un-dusted) and see how Toaster responds.

I have two leopards, one just morphed two or three days ago and the other maybe five or six days ago, and it's been eating pinhead crickets since it's second day without a tail. It could depend on the individual, though, not just the species. Good luck


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lil_frogger2
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 04:10


Thanks, do you know what those drops are called? Those might work


~Julie~
cheshireycat
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 04:26


I'm quoting off of spydergirl4594, from another post:

"Hmm. Yeh I'd do that witht he river rocks,good idea. Umm maybe you could try seperating them during feeding time. Like while the healthy one is in there eating his crix, throw some in for the sickly one who is still in the tank. Maybe try something other then crickets? waxworms don't move too much,and even my fatso of a frog doesnt see them all the time, but he goes crazy for earhtworms. Try different bugs until you can get something. I don't know if this stuff really works. But when my 2nd JUvi red eye came in,he didnt eat for 2 days. SO i got some stuff from work called Appetite Plus+ by Nature Zone. I put two drops on his lips and he was at his food that night. It says its a "Concentrated Vitamin solution to increase your reptiles appetite" on the back it says "Ideal For: Difficult Feeders, Pets recovering from an illness, Acclimating new pets." Im not going to say it worked and I'm not going to say it didnt,because I'm not sure if it was his belly or this stuff that triggered him to go eat. so its pretty much up to you and anyone else to judge this product. How long has it been since you got him,and has he ever eaten under your care? Good luck to you,I hope everythign turns out okay.
-Sheryl"


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amyjk
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 05:34


Separate them. I have mine in small critter carriers with papertowels and a sprig of pothos. I also count how many fruit flies are given, that way when I check on them, I recount, look around for dead ones and assume the missing were eaten. White paper towels are also good for checking for poo and whatnot.
You may want to also try termites. My froglets actively "hunt" the fruit flies, but sometimes they seem too big to eat, so something smaller may help also.


Amy :)
dana456
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 05:51


i agree with amy. maybe one is just greedy and he doesn't allow the other to eat. i wouldn't try any kind of meds until all else fails because meds stress the froglets and stress WILL kill them just as fast as hunger.

dana


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mve
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 08:06 · Edited by: mve


I have not known a froglet to go 3 weeks without eating, i think he is eating, just not much. is there any poop?


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RIBBIT
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 21:25


i'm 14 too lil_frogger2 and i got mine on the 21st june. My tads are freaking me uot cos 1 keeps on hanging vertically in the water and sticking his mouth out of the water and it lokks like he's taking breths of air they both only have their back legs. the one that is breathing the air has small thin legs and not as developed as the othet one, i think one is older than the other! plz help me!!! P.S i left some hot tap water out last night until toady, should that have taken out the chlorine and gasses that kills them?


-Natz : )
cheshireycat
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 22:39


They say to leave it out 72 hours (three days). There are exceptions and some only leave it out for two, but it depends on a bunch of factors, and you should just be safe and wait the three full days.

And it's normal for them to take "breaths." If one is always vertical, it could be abnormal, but it could be okay, too. You'll have to give more info and see what these people say.


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lil_frogger2
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# Posted: 27 Jun 2003 04:35


Thanks everyone. But good news, I decided to try it one more time, I poured some flies in the terrarium and he went for the flies! I'm so happy. And ever since that time he's been eating more, and he's gaining size again. Maybe because it is getting hotter and they're more active, I have no idea.

It's a good thing because right now I have a tadpole in shallow water starting to absorb hi tail, and another that has one front leg, and I can see the other one, it's almost out, so now he'll have some more tank buddies.

It's weird, because I had four tadpoles, the first one that morphed was the smallest, and as each one is morphing, it is bigger than the one before it, so I'm excited about this last one, I get to use 1 week old crickets! They're easier to monitor. And thanks again for all your help.


~Julie~
cheshireycat
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# Posted: 27 Jun 2003 08:45


That's good to hear. I hope he continues on his improvements

And I know what you mean about the smallest morphing first. That's the same as me for the three leo tads I had. There are a bunch of tree frog tads I have now, and they seem to be, size-wise, randomly morphing.


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lil_frogger2
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# Posted: 28 Jun 2003 03:31


Sadly, he passed away this morning. I don't know what happened, I guess he just wasn't strong when he morphed and continued to be sick until he died....at least he's in a better place. Poor thing.


~Julie~
cheshireycat
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# Posted: 28 Jun 2003 05:23


Oh, I'm sorry, Julie. They're just so sensitive at that age


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