PacMan frogs kept in captivity require a well-balanced diet with plenty of quality nutrients. Good overall health begins with supplementing valuable nutrients in the diet. Continue reading to learn about the crucial dietary supplements for a PacMan Frog.
Providing a well-balanced diet is arguably one of the most important parts of owning a PacMan frog. It can also be one of the most challenging.
Offering nutritious feeders is key to providing an excellent diet. The caveat is most feeders do not contain enough nutrients on their own. The lack of complete nutrition means the diet must be supplemented with essential vitamins and minerals.
Let’s dive into what dietary supplements PacMan frogs need and the best ways to supply them.
Calcium is essential for developing a strong skeletal system with PacMan frogs. A lack of calcium could possibly lead to Metabolic Bone Disease – a debilitating disease which causes brittle bones and even death.
There are many calcium powder supplements available for reptiles and amphibians. Calcium powder is mixed with a Vitamin D3 supplement in order to provide a more complete supplement. Vitamin D3 is needed because calcium alone cannot be absorbed in the body. When purchasing a calcium supplement make sure it has Vitamin D3 and is phosphorus free. A superb calcium supplement which meets these requirements is Repashy Calcium Plus.
Repashy Calcium Plus is a finely-ground calcium powder that easily sticks to food prey. Apply Repashy Calcium Plus to food prey items for every feeding.
There are insect feeders which contain very high amounts of calcium, such as butterworms and Phoenix worms. Add these insects for a varied diet which provides ample amounts of calcium.
Offer a quality multivitamin once per week for a PacMan frog. A multivitamin contains essential trace minerals and vitamins such as Vitamin A, niacin, Vitamin K, beta carotene, and many others. Offering a multivitamin is vital for providing a well-rounded, balanced vitamin and mineral profile for a PacMan frog.
Repashy SuperVite is an excellent multivitamin choice for PacMan frogs. SuperVite also comes as a fine powder which is dusted onto food items.
Other Dietary Supplements
Repashy SuperPig is a Carotenoid supplement which enhances the colors of reptiles and amphibians. Use this supplement once per week and the colors of the PacMan frog will remain vibrant.
Repashy Vitamin A Plus provides a form of Vitamin A that easily absorbs in the body. Vitamin A is an essential vitamin, but use carefully. Excess Vitamin A has the ability of building up in the body. A build-up of Vitamin A in the body causes a lethal condition called Vitamin A Toxicity. Add Repashy Vitamin A Plus only once per month to prevent Vitamin A Toxicity.
How To Use Dietary Supplements
The supplements listed come in the form of a fine powder. Sprinkle or dust the food items using the fine powder, which easily sticks to prey. The easiest method of dusting insects is by placing a small amount of powder in a Ziploc-style sandwich bag. Place the feeder insects into the bag then shake the bag to coat the insects.
Feed the insects to the PacMan frog soon after to receive the best results. Use the Cricket Shaker to help speed up the dusting process.
Simple PacMan Frog Supplements Guidelines
Calcium Supplement – Use at each feeding.
Multivitamin Supplement – Add to one meal once a week.
Vitamin A Supplement – Only use with one meal once per month.
Pigment Supplement – Use with one meal per month.