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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 27 May 2003 04:38


Ok,so friday night i brought home a juvenile or baby albino pac-man frog. He is the size of a 50cent piece. i didnt feed him the first night i got him,i waited until the next day to drop 3 small calcium-dusted crix in his tank. Im not sure if he ate one, all i have seen is two but havent gone looking for the third. I tried feeding him again tonight and he wouldnt eat. He looks like he may be bottom heavy.like his belly is fat and real low to the ground but his little pelvic kinda bones are prominently noticeable. i looked under his belly, there is no sign of broken blood vessels or anything. What should I do? I'm really worried. The people in my store know nothign about his eating habits because the new reptile boy couldnt care less. He hops around every now and then,and does go soaking in his bowl. but i havent seen him sleep or burrow since hes been here. I keep the temp and the usual temps, 80 during the day and 74 at night. mist 2 times a day and have saran wrap put over half the lid to keep humidity in. Can someone tell me what i can do? I heard about this jump-start stuff that can help ill or not-eating herps but i dont know anythign about it and would liek your guy's advice first.PLease help,im worried.


-Sheryl
Charlie
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# Posted: 27 May 2003 04:43


hmmm. he might not be hungery?


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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 27 May 2003 04:45


but hes a baby,i though you were suppossed to feed them as much as they wanted. isnt he suppossed ot have a big appetite?


-Sheryl
lukeybaby
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# Posted: 27 May 2003 05:14


just give him some time to settle in, as king noodle said he might just not be hungry. if he doestn't start eating in a couple days then u should worry.

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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 27 May 2003 05:23


ok,thanks guys,ill give himuntil thursday then i will worry.


-Sheryl
dana456
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# Posted: 27 May 2003 05:26


ok first sheryl take a deep breath..... pacs can go a suprisingly long time to without eating. mine just got off a two month binge. try feeding him everyday and if crix don't work try small nightcrwlers. i wouldn't leave the crix in there overnight because the pac will not try to stop it from biting. everything you have told us seems fine. also in a new surrounding they seem to move around for a few days and then burrow themselves. make sure there is plenty of hide spots and fresh water all the time and all should be fine.

dana


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dana456
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# Posted: 27 May 2003 05:28


oh yea, the move is very stressful so he may not want to eat yet. and congrats on the little guy. What did you name him?

dana


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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 27 May 2003 05:56


thanks! okay,well then his behaviour seem snormal. Actually,my boyfriend comes up with all the bizarro names of my animals,becaus ei am no good at it. He named him "Pingy" before he even saw him.If it was up to me my WTF would be yet another one of my "Bud" frogs and the pac would be BOB.haha,im so uncreative. Ill post pics up later,his markings ar every nice. Hes all albino with green on his sides. I originally didn'y want an albino,i wanted an ornate or a green, but i saw him and fell in love. Fell in love with the price of $12 too.


-Sheryl
Charlie
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# Posted: 27 May 2003 06:23


lol.


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dana456
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# Posted: 27 May 2003 20:03


12 for an albino. in san antonio the normal price is $35. and i have two of them. i wish i could find them for 12. congrats on your new guy.

dana


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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 27 May 2003 20:39


yeh well the original price was $39.99 but im an employee so i got the price they bought it for. I looke dat him today and he is burrowed under his little rock cave thingy i got for him. phew. im relieved now,thanks everyone!


-Sheryl
Charlie
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# Posted: 27 May 2003 20:40


They wanted 50 for one they "called" an albino last I seen one down here.


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tree frog
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# Posted: 1 Jun 2003 02:43


he need some time to settle in


devon
spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 2 Jun 2003 00:57


Well looks there was something wrong, I found Pingy in his water bowl this morning all spread out. He has died . I didn't think I'd be as upset as I am,I cried,and I barely even knew him. Im more mad then anythign because I tried really hard,and Sheryl's pets don't die.
I don't think I will get another Pac-man,Im really upset about it and don't think I could do them again. It wa sa learning experience.


-Sheryl
dana456
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# Posted: 2 Jun 2003 04:38


I'm sorry to hear that sheryl. but honestly the little guy had to have been sick when you got him. they are actually hardy little fellows. i can see why you don't want to get another though. but should you decide to look for the following things when picking him out. ...
should be very alert.
when you appoach it, he should try to lunge at your hand.
skin should be clear not dry crusty looking.

dana


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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 2 Jun 2003 04:42


yeh see,this guy was active and alert and whatnot though. he would go into his waterdish on his own,he would go and burrow when the sun came up. Ah well,things happen. I might take a go at it somewhere down the line again. I knwo this is stupid but its too hard to look at another pac right now. Im so upset. I feel liek i failed,it sucks. Poor little guy,i hope he knew i tried.Hope he atleast had fun while he was here.


-Sheryl
dana456
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# Posted: 2 Jun 2003 04:45


nope not stupid at all. i'm sure you'll know when your ready if ever. don't feel to bad, we know you did ever thing you could for him.

dana


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Charlie
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# Posted: 2 Jun 2003 05:18


I know what you mean.


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sharpshot
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# Posted: 9 Jun 2003 21:53


If you really want him to be able to find his food. Place him into one of those really tiny plastic cages probibly no biger than 6" by 4" and set up something nice for him to live in. Then he will be able to find his food really easily. I know when i got some baby RETF's they couldn't find their food because of their size!


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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 10 Jun 2003 01:50


well,its too late for the paccy, but im doing that with my baby RETF now.
I do that with my whites for feeding time too.


-Sheryl
sharpshot
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# Posted: 11 Jun 2003 21:43


sheryl, is there a way to tell if a RETF is a male or female without waiting till they get full grown. i know a male full grown RETF get like 2" and a female 3". or am i wrong?


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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 12 Jun 2003 04:28


nah youll have to wait until you hear them call or not,or if they get a darker colored throat when theyre atleast 1 year old.


-Sheryl
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