From what you are telling us, your frogs are probabilly dead. After 14 days, discard the first batch and replace with the second that you set aside. The drawback, however, is that an opaque container will limit visual access to their pet. Also, preheat the box for at least 10 minutes before placing the frog inside. Keep an eye on your Pacman, and if it seems to be avoiding the hide, then consider replacing it with something more appealing for him/her. Froglets also seem to be more prone to stress from higher temps. They do not drink water, but rather absorb water and sodium directly through the skin. dendrobates, phyllobates, oophaga, ranitomeya. They don't move, keep amrms and legs very thight and you can turn them upside down with no reaction. They found that the fungus was making it's way upriver and was killing frogs. When supplying prey items, it is best to leave worms wriggling in a small, very flat dish or to dangle with forceps. For potted plants, a pothos is practical and will help with humidity, while looking nice as well. When they straighten out all limbs and go stiff with shallow breathing, it is a seizure. Pinky: A pinky is a newborn mouse. Tap water that has been dechlorinated chemically or “aged” is perfectly fine. And around 10-25g in weight, so quite a substantial difference. Also, these frogs like them so much that they can become a bit spoiled, refusing invertebrate food and even going on a pouty hunger strike for several weeks. Come join the discussion about breeding, health, behavior, housing, terrariums, adopting, care, classifieds, and more! Professional keepers prefer glass tanks where a portion is dry and a portion has a micro-pond, or shallow water dish. Therefore, depending on your household’s ambient temperature, your frog may not need supplemental heat. Thank you all for the advice...sadly they did die... John- I hope you don't flush frogs down the toilet anymore! Attacks by live prey can traumatize your frog, and it can be very difficult to get that frog to feed on that prey item again. A forum community dedicated to dart frog owners and enthusiasts. Just keep an eye out to see if he is exhibiting the same type behavior unprovoked. They probably had a seizure and may be dead by now. I have seen it happen after shipping of young froglets, and froglets with lack of proper nutrition due to competition for food or improper supplementation. Hopefully it's not to late. Live prey can be too active for young frogs. Please note that with most amphibians, lizards, and many frogs, sand is not the best substrate. Read More to find out... Posted by Feeder Crickets on January 12, 2019. Basically put them in the viv or some where else with high humidity and a cool but comfortable temperature for that species and preferably out of direct light, perhaps complete darkness. For better viewing of your pet through glass, cleaning strength vinegar on the glass sides is fine as long as used in moderation, wiped off thoroughly and then the glass allowed to dry and off-gas. I would try leaving the poor guy alone to prevent any further stress. I remember watching a show about that. Depending on their diet, your pacman frog may grow quickly until they reach maturity at about 2 1/2 years old. If your home is kept on the cool side, then an undertank heating pad is advised. Posted by 1 month ago. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Feel free to pm me your setup and current care methods if you want some more insight on pacman frog care, or have any questions. Replace the water every 4 hours or so until the signs go away. The first time he did it I was misting him because I was putting them in little deli cups because I was selling some of his other siblings. What’s your dream frog? 1.1k. If not purchased, then it must be baked in the oven at 350 degrees F for ½ hour, only then can a natural, yet sterile soil substrate be achieved. Once I had this happen on the way home but I got some cool packs next to them and they were fine 3 hours later. The rat equivalent of a hopper would be ‘weaner’ rat, at around 25-50g. But that’s OK, because your young Pacman is going to outgrow it yearly anyway. But the reality is that fabric substrates can be stressful for Pacman Frogs, because it doesn't do a good job replicating their natural environment. Or, an owner can offer fresh fruits and vegetables to their feeders for additional nutrition. Place your feeder insects onto this feed for 24 hours at least and then release the needed amount into your Pacman’s habitat. By interaction I mean anything that involves me being around him. JavaScript is disabled. Consistency in misting and frequent monitoring is critical. it happened to me a pair of times when I moved frogs from one tank to another. After I leave him alone for a minute he goes back to normal. Too much humidity can create standing water at the bottom of the habitat (anywhere not within a bowl or swimming area). New and experienced owners can ask their questions on our Pacman Frog forum. Three to four crickets daily are not too many and leaving them in the enclosure until consumed is alright to do. Actually they can "play dead" if you want to tell it like that, but they do it when they are manipulated and overstressed. Older Pacman Frogs that are closer to adult size need supplements less frequently. What you are seeing is a picture of my SO's dead pacman frog.