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    Nanananana PACMAN!

    I'm sorry, whenever I hear "pacman" I think batman!

    But now I think friend!

    We brought home a little baby pacman frog today at the expo. He's just a regular green one but we just fell in love with him! He was the most active out of the lot of them, and had the prettiest, sharpest patterns! He seems to be a decent weight, he's almost a perfect circle, a little bit thinner than wide, but closer to round than anything. He could sit perfectly on a half dollar coin if that helps describe his size..

    And the second I opened the container to put him in the tank, he bit me! Love at first bite though, I promise! He let go right away and hopped right into his water bowl where he sat and stared at me.

    I am frustrated though, I asked the breeder a lot of questions, and he seemed to know what he was talking about.. In fact he seemed to be the best of them! The other guy with pacman frogs only kept his in water and fed an all rodent diet. This guy actually used real enclosures and really seemed to follow what is set out there for the frogs.. But then once the purchase was made, he completely changed his demeaner and was now mentioning things he forgot to say before. Like, he just sort of guesses with things, he keeps his younger ones, like the one I bought in the water all the time(of course when I asked earlier he said no, meaning the adults) and he feeds a majority of rodent diet with occasional guppies. Our baby is still in the age where he would be eating guppies, but that's also the only thing he's ever eaten, which sort of makes me nervous cause I've heard fish staples aren't the best. But he was bought, couldn't give him back to the guy, so I don't know how hardy these guys are, but I'm hoping my guy could handle whatever else that guy may have put them through! Oh, and he uses tap water.

    So! First thing on the list is getting him to eat some nice yummy gut loaded insects and get some variety in his diet.

    His tank is a ten gallon. He has a waterbowl with fake plants surrounding it on the edges, and a fake tree bark hide if he wants to get out of the water. His tank is fairly empty for now because I want to make sure everything is ok and I can monitor him before putting in the eco earth.. Making sure nothing weird happens with the poop, etc.!

    The room he is in fluctuates between 75-82 between day and night.. At most it can get to 85, at the least it ever gets to is around 70 at night, but that is a rare occurance. We have a heat mat on the side of the tank for if he does want that extra heat at night, but we wonder if it will make that side too hot, since it's already warm in the room!


    I know it's a teeny tiny thing, but we can't help be curious about the sex! If we go by the 'nose' sexing, it looks MALE without a doubt! But I've heard that this theory can be wrong. When put in the new tank we did not hear any noises, however while still in the travel container if it was 'left alone' where it was put down and couldn't see us(the sides were that fogged plastic) it would make short little squeaking noises, really sounded similar to a mouse. What were those noises? Was he just upset at being in the little tiny cup and only got brave when big giant people weren't around?


    As much as I google and search, I can not find any photo comparisons of a male and a female pacman frog! I must be rusty at this. I'm curious as to the difference between the male with his 'beard' and the female without one look like.



    Well, our little friend doesn't have a name yet, but nathan wants to name him something along the lines of "omnom" so we'll see...

    Check back tomorrow for PICTURES!
    -Kat

    The family:
    1.2.0 Leopard geckos (Bubba, Freckle, Speckle)
    1.0.0 Ball Python (Maru)
    0.1.0 Common Boa (Nagini)
    0.1.0 Cockatiel (Bella)
    0.1.1 Pacman Frog (Guacamole, Chimichurri)






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    Re: Nanananana PACMAN!

    Congratulations on your new little one.. While I can't offer a lot of expert advice, I can certainly attest to the fact that they can "win your heart over" VERY easily...lol.(I got my first and only about 2 months ago at a reptile convention.)

    As for sexing them, I was told they have to be a bit older before you can tell by looking at them..(something about the front feet/toes look different, but can't say for sure what.)..I did read however, that only the males make the "noises/calling", so considering yours is already doing that, I would guess a male as well..I know mine has never made a sound at all, so we are guessing ours is a female.)

    The do grow rather quickly..If you check back through these posts, you can see how small ours was when we first got her (11 grams) and at her last weighing she was up to 25 grams... She eats pretty much whatever we give her. (we started with Dubia, and mealworms, but have since switched to mainly earthworms,.... and she did eat the one pinkie we gave her.)

    Good luck with your little one and definitely post some pictures..(and I am sure someone with more experience and advice will be along shortly.)
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    Re: Nanananana PACMAN!

    Just wanted to say Congratulations on your new Pacman, I bet he is a real cutie even though he gave you a love bite. Sounds like he is going to a much better home than he was in before, how can someone just keep them in a jar/small container for ever. Anyway good luck, can't wait to see the little one.

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    Re: Nanananana PACMAN!

    Thanks guys! So after brainstorming he ended up with the name "Guacamole"! He looks a bit like it, he's mostly just a little mean green lump!

    The little guy is still VERY stressed so we are trying to leave him alone as much as we can. Walking too close when he's facing the other way is enough to make him hop to the other end of the tank as fast as his legs can take him!

    I hope he'll be willing to eat, he sure enough is willing to bite!


    I have a question about earthworms... How big will he need to be to eat one? Is it possible to say, cut one up so it isn't such a giant worm mass?

    I heard you aren't supposed to feed it anything bigger than half it's body, and feeding nothing but large meals isn't too healthy(except maybe when older and when it eats less)

    I really like the idea of feeding earthworms, we go fishing a lot anyway and so we already buy them. Plus, I HATE crickets. I will buy him some, but I would like to have options so we don't always have stinky noisemakers!
    -Kat

    The family:
    1.2.0 Leopard geckos (Bubba, Freckle, Speckle)
    1.0.0 Ball Python (Maru)
    0.1.0 Common Boa (Nagini)
    0.1.0 Cockatiel (Bella)
    0.1.1 Pacman Frog (Guacamole, Chimichurri)

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    Re: Nanananana PACMAN!

    congrats on Your new pacman. hope hes healthy.

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    Re: Nanananana PACMAN!

    Sadly that beautiful green is going to fade over time, and you will end up with a brown fat lump! haha

    You are going to want to add heat. my guys like it hot, I often find them on the hot side which is close to 90 degrees. A simple 25 watt light bulb should suffice and you can ditch the heat mat. They hardly heat anything when on the side of the tank.

    As for the breeder, most of them don't breed and just order the frogs in. So what he really is, is a supplier. I'm sure your guy is fine though, if he is as small as you say, I doubt he has an all rodent diet at this point. probably crickets.

    And earthworms are a GREAT beginner diet. If its a large nightcrawler, you may want to chop it in half. They can pack them away though. You will be surprised what they can get down.
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    Re: Nanananana PACMAN!

    Ok! Here is our little blob Guacamole!





    He's on damp paper towels here and has a water bowl he spends most of his time in! Plus some fake plants and hides...


    I'm curious about feeding! I know with new snakes and geckos you need to give them time to chill out and sometimes they won't eat if they are scared. He is little and so I worry about if he decides not to eat.. Tried dropping a worm in the enclosure today and he wasn't interested.. Is there a time when I should be worried? Should I give him a break and not attempt to feed him or disturb him? Just concerned!
    -Kat

    The family:
    1.2.0 Leopard geckos (Bubba, Freckle, Speckle)
    1.0.0 Ball Python (Maru)
    0.1.0 Common Boa (Nagini)
    0.1.0 Cockatiel (Bella)
    0.1.1 Pacman Frog (Guacamole, Chimichurri)

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    Re: Nanananana PACMAN!

    Gosh they are just so darn cute! Cute blobs,lol.
    Just because you have an animal that isnt dead doesnt mean you know how to take care of it

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    Re: Nanananana PACMAN!

    Aww! I want one now! Congrats on your new friend.
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    Re: Nanananana PACMAN!

    He's so cute. I want one but i dont have the room.
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