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Carol DeLapp
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# Posted: 11 Feb 2013 20:52


My WTF finally died. I have been nursing him literally two times per day, talking to him every day, sometimes even getting up in the middle of the night to make sure he was still alive....and he finally passed away yesterday.
I believe he had chytrid although after two different vet visits I am still not absoultely positive. I can tell you that he was normally light green and very active and for the last 3 months has been dark green, with thick skin and very lethargic. He has not eaten in the last 2 months. And before that only had one wax worm for a month.
I cannot tell you how attached I got to this little frog. My kids wanted him and my ex bought two of them with absoultely NO advice that was accurate from Petco. They were sent home in a little traveling container about 5 inches high. Unfortunately what it took to get everything set up correctly what for him to get sick and I got involved. And once he got sick I could not find a single individual at Petco or Pet Smart (not even the resident frog expert) who knew a think about Chytrid. Everything I have learned over the last three months has been through my hard work and people on here and another website helping me.
I know that people say that frogs do not build relationships with their owners but my frog would sit and stair at me, come to the side of his water dish and listen to me talk with he big eyes intent on my input. He would let me hold him when I was preparing him lamisil baths and would never jump out of my hands. He was quit content to sit on my hand for as long as it took for me to get him ready to bath.
I became so attached to him I actually feel silly, but I feel like the last 24 hours he suffered because little did I know he seems to have developed red leg which is what finally killed him. It breaks my heart that I could not save him and that he was in pain. Okay, just wanted to share that. Thanks, Carol

bschwinn
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# Posted: 12 Feb 2013 06:53


Carol, sorry you lost your frog, Bill

rct
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# Posted: 12 Feb 2013 15:08 · Edited by: rct


Be sure to bleach the tank and cover.
Throw out the soil... and I'd go so far as throwing out anything you had in the tank including food and water dishes and decorations.
Try not to be in a hurry to bring another frog into the area.

rosie


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k412
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# Posted: 17 Feb 2013 02:46


Pre treat the next one and like Rosie said use bleach to sterilize everything and rinse rinse rinse rinse again.
Sorry for your loss.


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