Can anyone tell me where I can buy "flightless" flies (I have read about them but not sure what they're called) as food for my Cuban Tree Frog. I have asked around at many local pet stores but no one knows what I'm talking about.
"Roswell" has been eating crickets over and over again, but has not had any variety in his diet. Of course the crickets have variety in their diet. I have tried all sorts of worms (meal/wax etc.) warmed up and all, but he never goes for them. Never. One even sat next to him almost all night. I guess he needs a lot of movement for interest.
I would consider wild-caught but since we are traveling most of the time, I cannot vouch for anything not being pesticide-ridden.

Suggestions anyone?
Thanks,
Meghan
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Meghan, you can get them at Petco, believe it or not. Or you can order them online. Try a search for live feeders.
Cindy
Can anyone tell me where I can buy "flightless" flies (I have read about them but not sure what they're ... since we are traveling most of the time, I cannot vouch for anything not being pesticide-ridden. Suggestions anyone? Thanks, Meghan

Meghan,
I doubt Roswell would even be interested in FF.Too small. It would cost a fortune to feed larger frog species, like the Cuban, on FF.
They may even be a source of stress,frogs dont like stuff crawling on them.
Stick with the crickets..I know you hate them though :-) If you're concerned with his diet just make sure to gutload the crickets
24 hours b4 feeding.Dusting with a GOOD vitamin supp too.http://www.repcal.com/supp.htm
I use JurassiDiet products for gutloading.
Amphibians arent picky usually.
As long as its moving they will try to eat it.
Its all the same to them.
AD
Thanks Alex,
I do use the JurassiDiet dusting, the gut loading, I feed the crickets better than I feed myself... he gets good care. I guess as a human I'm used to variety in my diet, so I must be projecting that onto the frog. I'd personally go nuts just eating crickets forever. :-)

Meghan
Thanks Alex, I do use the JurassiDiet dusting, the gut loading, I feed the crickets better than I feed myself... ... diet, so I must be projecting that onto the frog. I'd personally go nuts just eating crickets forever. :-) Meghan

We've discussed wild caught moths b4.
Pros and cons we discussed.
Field sweepings are common food to some herpers.
You travel alot, maybe you could catch a few in a wild area. Nowhere where they would be spraying for anything.

Its best to kinda injure the moth a little bit b4 dropping them in. The frog will go crazy trying to catch a flying insect in an enclosed area. Possibly injuring himself.
Again,frogs really dont have the power of dedutive reasoning. Its food...they eat it.
AD
i have only seen them in petsmart but im sure your local pet store will order them for you if the know where to get them