Starving African Dwarf Frog

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angelcraze said:
Have you tried offering bloodworms with tweezers?
No but I do plan on using a turkey baster. I want to let some freeze dried bloodworms, let it sit for a while in a cup. Then use the turkey baster to get as close as I can to the frogs.
 

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SoldSpartan said:
No but I do plan on using a turkey baster.
My friends dwarf frogs used to take a bloodworm straight from the tweezer. It's also how I feed one of my leopard geckos who can't hunt very well. With the tweezers you have better control to try to get the frog to go for it. You could try the baster and see if your frog gets any, but if not, try the tweezers and hang it right in his face.

The main goal with an animal that is not eating well, is to start slowly with a little amount more often. Once they get into the motion of eating again, they will accept food much better.

I was going through this with my aging dog with kidney disease, but after a month of trial and error, I finally have her eating oatmeal cookies well (supplement to her cluster kibbles which she can only have half of).
 

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Beef heart.
Try it
 

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Mine wouldn't eat freeze-dried worms, but they love frozen/thawed.
 

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SoldSpartan said:
No but I do plan on using a turkey baster. I want to let some freeze dried bloodworms, let it sit for a while in a cup. Then use the turkey baster to get as close as I can to the frogs.
Tweezers or the long plant tweezers for tanks work great. (When you can find the frog to them that is)
 
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Well I put a cube of frozen blood worms in a cup filled with water that came with from the aquarium. I then stirred it up then used a turkey baster to introduce the blood worms over the two frogs. The only problem is that it keeps spiting up the bloodworms. Is there anything I can do to solve this?
 

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My new guy loves frozen Bloodworms but he seems to like Frozen Mysis Shrimp even better. So far he tries to eat anything he thinks he can swallow, including pellets that he eats gradually as they soften. I just drop the food in and he eventually grabs it. He might crawl right over it a couple of times before actually finding it. I guess they're not very good hunters.
 

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They should be okay for 24 hours. I would remove them after that.

I also read that they need a well cycled tank but it does not have to be clean. I read that they like having some detritus and dead plant matter to dig through and even hide in. The article I read said a tank can be too clean for them.
 

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SoldSpartan said:
Well I put a cube of frozen blood worms in a cup filled with water that came with from the aquarium. I then stirred it up then used a turkey baster to introduce the blood worms over the two frogs. The only problem is that it keeps spiting up the bloodworms. Is there anything I can do to solve this?
You need someone who knows about frog issues specifically. Two frogs are underweight and spitting food? How long have you had them? I would suspect illness....
 
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I've had them for over a month, and I suspect that they are spiting up food because it is too much to take in at once. I just want to have a third persons perception on this.
 

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SoldSpartan said:
I've had them for over a month, and I suspect that they are spiting up food because it is too much to take in at once. I just want to have a third persons perception on this.
They should be able to take a frozen bloodworm....they are not babies?

Are they actually spitting and leaving the worm? Do they sip on it at all, like do they try to eat it?
 
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As of right now one of the ADF looks bloated if not fat.
it went from this
To this
 

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angelcraze said:
They should be able to take a frozen bloodworm....they are not babies?

Are they actually spitting and leaving the worm? Do they sip on it at all, like do they try to eat it?
They will spit out things too big to swallow.
 
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Well the ADFs are eating up the bloodworms; no spiting up. What else can I feed them?
 

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Mine really likes frozen Mysis shrimp. They are more nutritious than brine shrimp but brine would also be good. Some people also use frozen Beef heart and frog and tadpole food in pellet form. The frogs are mainly carnivorous in nature. Live black worms are supposed to be excellent if you can find them and mosquito larvae are good too. Also live daphnia if you can find that anywhere.
 

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A variety is always better. I would add in some brine or mysis shrimp.
 

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