Green Tree Frog not swallowing :(

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Green Tree Frog not swallowing :(

Postby RGH963D » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:10 pm

Hi, just after a bit of advice.. My green tree frog (bout 8 years old give or take) is having trouble swallowing.. he takes the cricket, tries an tries to swallow it but eventually spits it out.. bit worried cos he is normally a good eater.. i have noticed that his tongue looks a bit white.. not pinkish like the others.. he has also been very lethargic not moving all day nor much at night.. he hasnt eaten for about 3 days so far. I hav isolated him from the others to monitor droppings etc an so the others dont annoy him..
Terriarum temp 24 to 28+ degrees. Humidity 70 to 80 %
I can post some photos if it may help..

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Postby Heath T » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:01 pm

that sounds horrible. try taking it to a vet if you havnt already. sorry dont know much about frogs :(

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Postby RGH963D » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:18 am

Took my frog to a vet a couple of weeks ago. he was very helpful an gave me an Iv bag and distilled water so i could mix a solution to bath the frog in (1ml per 7ml), as he said my frog was quite dehydrated..
After a few days i noticed improvement, but then went back downhill... i rang my vet and he arranged for me to get an Enrotril solution from my local vet. Again a few days later and some improvement, although this morning i notice purple blotches over the frogs head and hind legs.. The Vet is away till Monday an im not sure what to do...

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Postby RGH963D » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:42 am

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Postby RGH963D » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:43 am

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Postby SPHILLIPS » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:29 pm

http://www.frogsafe.org.au/disease/gene ... eria.shtml

FDR know known as Frog Safe might help you

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Postby Sean » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:08 pm

SPHILLIPS wrote:http://www.frogsafe.org.au/disease/general_bacteria.shtml

FDR know known as Frog Safe might help you


+1

They do help with long distance diagnoses, see their contact page. Also to be on the safe side wear gloves and keep it completely isolated from the others.

edit: I would also consider removing the other frogs from the enclosure until you find out what's causing it. The enclosure itself might be infected.

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Postby RGH963D » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:41 pm

Thanks Guys. i have emailed them.. Hopefully they can get back to me.

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Postby Sean » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:35 pm

If they don't give them a call, just offer to ring back when they have time.

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Postby Sean » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:23 pm

Hey, were you able to contact them? How's Gutz?

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Postby RGH963D » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:27 pm

Hey Sean. Unfortunately Gutz didnt make it... :(
I got in contact with Deborah at Frogsafe although it was too late.. Gutz died the day after.
They said it was most likely a bacterial infection that had gone septicaemic.
Thanks for your help and referral tho.
Rowan.

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Postby Sean » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:05 pm

aw, sorry to here that. :(


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