Topics Forums Frogs – Pixies, Pacmans, & More! Pacman frog closing eyes almost all day

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    • #59494

      Rosalina Mangino
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      Hi my Pac-Man has been closing his eyes for almost all of the day. Could this be from the weather becoming hot and drier? Or is this a health problem? I’ll attach this video of him. Also he has a few dots around his eyes and I can’t tell if it could be mites or substrate.

      Sorry. Im just always nervous about my little guy lol

    • #59495

      Rosalina Mangino
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      Here is the video, along with the eyes he also seems to maybe be hyperventilating, or breathing I can’t tell.

      • #59507

        ABMoore22
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        Are all of the levels correct like humidity especially and are there any lights on him usually? Also, does he still do it after you list him? So far thats what comes to mind. Well go from there.

        • #59601

          Rosalina Mangino
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          His humidity is around 60-80 a day and there is just an overhead light that lights the room he is in he did used to do it when I mist him but not so much

      • #59561

        Zoodulcis
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        If the humidity is correct, I think he may be in pain. Reptiles and amphibians, along with many mammals, tend to close their eyes when they are extremely uncomfortable but not in immediate danger. Cannot address the matter of dots around the eyes without more information. A severe mite infestation might make him close his eyes to protect them, but there is also a possibility that it is something internal, like compaction. What has his diet been like recently? Is there any chance he may have eaten something rough and indigestible in terms of substrate?

        • #59569

          Rosalina Mangino
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          He’s been eating mostly worms ( a full worm ) a few times a week. Today I woke up to him in his bowl and his eyes were open,but I’m gonna monitor it a bit more to make sure he’s fine:

        • #59570

          Rosalina Mangino
          Participant

          Oh yeah and it’s possible he might’ve eaten some substrate just due to the fact he eats in his tank. I try to wash the worms completely off and keep them in a cup of water but it’s possible that some substrate got on because the worm was moving a good amount

        • #59637

          Zoodulcis
          Moderator

          Swallowing spikey substrate has gotta feel like swallowing a whole corn cob, instead of nibbling off the kernals. Glad he is feeling better, and it would indeed be wise to monitor him closely.

        • #59646

          Rosalina Mangino
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          I’m sorry to say but this morning when I woke up he had passed away.

        • #59647

          Zoodulcis
          Moderator

          Oh no!!! Oh Rosalina I am so sorry. You tried so very hard to make everything right for him. Do you think you will try with another frog?

        • #59653

          Rosalina Mangino
          Participant

          I might. I also might get a gecko or a parakeet but those aren’t settled I definitely want to wait a while before I get something else

        • #59696

          Zoodulcis
          Moderator

          May I suggest a gecko? Parakeets can be tricky and subject to a number of respiratory problems.

        • #59714

          Rosalina Mangino
          Participant

          Yeah I’ve thought about that, but we’ve had a lot of birds in my family too. I don’t think I’m quite ready for the decision but when that happens I’ll make sure to write about it on here

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