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    Pacman or Pixie?

    I have been looking at both and I am wondering what the general consensus is from both sides on which is a better choice






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    Re: Pacman or Pixie?

    I dont know which one is better per say, but I can tell you that I LOVE my pacman. He is super easy to care for and is an amazing eater. I've never had a problem with him. Pacmans are also easier to come by where I live, and come in some cool color morphs. Whichever you choose, good luck!

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    Re: Pacman or Pixie?

    Depends on many things. Do you have the space for a pixie? the time? The feeder bugs? Can you handle a very aggressive frog that WILL try and bite you. He'll pee on you, puff up at you and be generally unpleasant. Saying this they are tons of fun to watch and have personality.

    Pacman, you could end up like me and have one that stays buried more than he is above ground. you could end up with a way fun one that's an eating machine. They come in a ton of different colors and morphs too.
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    Re: Pacman or Pixie?

    We now have both a pacman and a pyxie.. I love both, but I really prefer the crazy colors and patterns of the pacmans, too cool! Of course I could be a bit biased since the pacman is really mine and the pyxie is my boyfriend's sister's frog technically


    Our pacman is very very shy though, she doesn't like to eat when we watch her which can be frustrating and she is a rather picky eater. We still can't get her to eat anything other than crickets, and with the size she's getting, that's getting expensive. Even if she won't try worms or roaches, that doesn't mean her appetite is any less than another pacman..So that's a lot of crickets. I don't think "picky eater" is common for most pacman frogs though, most eat anything and everything.. she just seems to be a particularly highly stressed animal. Love her though! We are going to try to put our foot down and hope she tries new foods reliably, just have been too busy with other stuff to change her diet and add worrying about her starving herself to our list of worries.

    The pyxie is a totally different story. "She" LUNGES at anything small enough to eat that gets near her in her enclosure. She isn't too aggressive though and lets Brooklyn hold her and move her around while doing cage maintenance without much fuss at all. She is also in her water more often and doesn't stay buried as much as the pacman.

    It's really all preference, they are both big big frogs! with big big appetites

    They are both pretty easy to care for, but as for us the pacman has been a bit easier. The pyxie frog uses the water more often and gets it dirty faster which means replacing the water a lot more. But that isn't too big of a difference really!
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    Re: Pacman or Pixie?

    Yeah, with the Pixie, I was doing water changes every day and that was with a large cat pan as my water dish! They are swimmers and love the space to lounge in the water. If you get a good substrate going, they will make a burrow in which they stalk out their next lunch.

    Kat, have you tried a mouse yet with your pacman?
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    Re: Pacman or Pixie?

    I have one of each and enjoy them both....the pixie I can hand feed with tongs and LOVES to eat... My Pacman is kind of shy and trys to get away when I mist his tank but he is a lot smaller then my Pixie.....the pacmans are more colorful.....Good Luck!

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