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Old 06-16-11, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fire belly toad won't eat!

I keep 4 fire belly toads in a 10 gallon tank, i've been feeding them crickets but before that i fed them meal worms. Now the smallest one is so skinny that i'm wondering if he's really in trouble from it. here's some pics of him.







as you can see he's really skinny, any advice on getting him to eat?
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Re: Fire belly toad won't eat!

I would put him in a cage by himself and try giving him meal worms. Could be the crickets hoping around could be stressing him out.
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I would put him in a cage by himself and try giving him meal worms. Could be the crickets hoping around could be stressing him out.
i think it could be that he wants a variety of foods, i did finally get him to eat a couple little crickets though .
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Re: Fire belly toad won't eat!

i dunno if they will eat them but try some wax worms
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Re: Fire belly toad won't eat!

I've tried the meal worms, and he gets one in his mouth and spits it back out! i really don't know what to do with him, my other frogs are nice and fat . but he's not eating much at all.
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Re: Fire belly toad won't eat!

it's been a couple weeks and he's gotten sooo skinny now that i'm afraid he might die of mal-nutrition. i tried meal worms but he's unable to eat many of them!
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Re: Fire belly toad won't eat!

Hve you seperated him from your other toads yet? May be a good idea expecially if there's any chance it's some underlying reason for him not to be eating that could spread to the other guys.
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Yes i've separated him, and when he get's settled in more i'll try feeding him wax worms.
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Keep us updated.
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Re: Fire belly toad won't eat!

I'm also noticing that he moves his head and makes a clicking sound, sometimes when i'm doing something in the cage. what does that mean? i haven't encountered that before.
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Re: Fire belly toad won't eat!

Ok, i've separated him into his own container a few days ago, he still hasn't taken any interest in the food at all. Could he miss the other frogs? because he hangs out on the side of his container that the other tank is by. and someone told me he could be constipated. If he is, how can i cure it?
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Re: Fire belly toad won't eat!

Warm baths might help him poo. It is supposed to help with lizards and snakes.
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Warm baths might help him poo. It is supposed to help with lizards and snakes.
Yeah, tried that last night, but how many baths will it take and how long should they be?
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Re: Fire belly toad won't eat!

Ok, he is to the point where HE CAN NOT EAT. He is too weak and will die soon, very very soon, if i don't get him to eat. can i force feed him in any way? if not he is definitely going to die within the next few days.
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Re: Fire belly toad won't eat!

You could try prying his mouth open and putting in a small piece of food? I dunno. If he is to weak to actually eat then his system might not be able to take food in the first place. Like unable to process it. Organ failure or whatever.
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