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    Brumation?

    I just got a baby pacman frog a week ago and I think he may be brumating already. His tank's day temp is between 78-80 with a 6 degree drop at night. He's on eco earth with humidity ranging from 50-75.

    he burrys himself completly to where it is impossible to find him unless you use your hands to dig around. i've been taking him out and putting him in a seperate container for feeding because i don't want to bother with catching crickets and them hidding in his plants. he's eats 2 crickets a fedding. i've fed him three times and one of the times he didn't even eat. my question is, is he in brumation maybe? should i just let him be?






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    Re: Brumation?

    WELCOME!!

    Sounds like this is partially him getting acclimated to a new situation and also partially the typical laziness of the pacmans....

    Have you checked out the Care Sheet?
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    I would suggest bumping the temp and humidity up slightly.

    Also... are you only giving him 2 crickets a day or is that all he is eating? The best thing would be to start giving him as many crickets as he will eat in a 15-20 minute period.
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    Re: Brumation?

    actually Shell, pacmans are notorious over eaters, and if he is just a baby, two crickets is more than enough. If you feed them too much, the grow too fast and their heart can't keep up. I think his schedule is fine.

    I would also bump the temps up to 80 - 85. they like it a bit on the warmer side. The humidity should never drop below 60%

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    Re: Brumation?

    yeah, the crickets are only a little bit smaller then him also. kay well i'll go out and get like a 75w bulb and see if that does the trick. i'll also make sure i keep my substrate damp because i let that dry i'm possitive that's the reason why my humidity is so low. the lamp drys the place up bbaaaaddd.

    so should i just keep digging him out for his feedings?

    these are the only pictures i have of him. i'm going to take some more during the next feeding.

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    Re: Brumation?

    What do you have for the top of your tank? If its screen cover part up with plexiglass. It will help keep the heat and moisture in.
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    Re: Brumation?

    Liz, that is one of those critter tanks with the sliding screen top.
    So yes covering part of the screen would be in order.
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    Re: Brumation?

    alright i'll try that also.

    should i keep digging him out to feed him or just leave him be?

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    Re: Brumation?

    you know, i'm not sure on that. I would say when he is hungry, he will come up and eat. Toss a few crickets in there, along with a slice of carrot. This way he will have food, and the crickets will eat the carrot and not him!
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    Re: Brumation?

    you don't want the substrate to get to wet though. If you keep it to moist it will grow mold and fungus.
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    Re: Brumation?

    ooohhhh that would not be good. i don't see how he could eat something he can't see. he's seriously completly burried, i'll try it out and see what happens

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