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Need help with my red eye tree frog

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cecilia

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hey guys my red eyed tree frog hasnt been eating since i got him like 3 days ago, do you think its post traumatic stress? hes not in with anyone else, but im thinking of getting him a companion, another red eyed tree frog. the humidity levels are fine, and the temperature is at 75 farenheit. how can i get him to eat? what do you think is wrong with him?
 
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jeff

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First, do you know RETFs are VERY nocturnal and hunt for food primarily at night? They will rarely, if ever, eat during daylight hours. Also, it's not rare for newly aquired animals to fast until they're comfortable in their new environment. Give him some time, and place only a few number of prey items in the set-up in order to count the next day to see if he did indeed eat or not. Good Luck!
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edward

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Hi Jeff,
RETFs will acclimate with time and forage if the cage is disturbed.

Try placing the food items in a large bowl that the crickets cannot climb out of. The frog will catch the insects at night.

Ed
 
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cecilia

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i do realize that they are nocturnal but its been 4 days now and he still hasnt ate the one from the first night, its still alive and in his food bowl...he still seems active and i havent been disturbing him except to check the temp once a day, and i dont even wake him when i do so...
 
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john

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Just give it some time. It can take up to 2 weeks sometimes for a newly aquired frog to eat. They need to get confortable. Usually in about a week they start to eat. What are your temps day and night. What are you feeding it? Crickets? What size crickets? How big is your frog? Small crickets should be appropriate. Do you have a water dish for it to soak in at night? Has the frog chirped at night at all? Chirping is a good sign of a happy frog. Unless it is a female, than it wont chirp.
 
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cecilia

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the frog is only apx 3cm long right now and im feeding it the smallest crickets i can find these crickets are apx a week old, the nighttime temps are at 75 f and daytime its around 80 f the humidity is pretty high, but not too terribly high, and on the other side of the cage the temperatures are 5 degrees lower
 
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cecilia

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and no it doesnt chirp yet and it does have a water bowl...it probably is a female, and his/her colors are still good..hes a bright green, and his skin doesnt have any irregularities
 
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  • melon:
    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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  • melon:
    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    ooff
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    good luck recycling the tank!
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    nevermind! off my game tonight
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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  • John:
    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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    Does anyone know someone who can ship axolotls to hawaii? I recently did a water change and my axolotl died and there are no axos for sale right now.
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