I was trying (in vain it seems) to get my Gray Tree Frogs to 'learn' to get their dinner out of a feeding tub I placed in their tank. The stubborn little buggers wouldn't go down to it on their own, and when I placed them into it they would gobble two crickets and scramble back out! So I watched and waited while they started getting skinnier... still no go!
Actually, I think one may have gone down because some crickets would disappear on occasion.
Liz suggested I try just tong feeding them to make sure they are getting food. Well, the little creeps wouldn't 'train' to use the feeding bucket, but dang it if they don't now all line up across the top of the tank at feeding time waiting for me to come along with their dinner!!!
ARRGGGHHHHH! Once I take the tank lid off, the all perk up and start jumping towards anything that moves hoping it's got a cricket or mealworm attached to it. They even go after my fingers! I've even seen them jump after each other as I'm trying to give a different one a cricket.
They obviously picked up on the 'hand' feeding method without a problem, why won't they go for the bucket at the bottom of the tank that is FULL of wiggling crickets and mealworms?!?!?!?!?!?!?
BTW - for those who haven't seen my tank (erm... Liz's old tank) it is totally teeming in plant life. If I leave the crickets just to wander about in the tank, they have a kazillion hiding spots and the frogs don't eat then either!