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LilyPotter
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# Posted: 2 Jun 2013 23:07


Hi everyone

I am concerned over one of my Red Eyes. She has been acting oddly for about two weeks now, and she doesn't seem to be getting better. She was first sleeping near the bottom of the tank, still on the wall, just right at the bottom. She was also sleeping a lot. She would be asleep at least 3-4 hours after I'd turn off the lights at night, and she would be asleep at 6am when I got up. The lights go on around 8am.

I am unaware if she is eating, she was with others. I had someone at the pet shop suggest to me that she was in a dominance struggle and could have lost, and hence she might be lethargic because of that (she was the more dominant one before this). It was also suggested that she missed a frog that was in the enclosure with them all.

They said I could try putting her with that frog again and seeing if she improves. I did about a week ago, and it didn't seem to help. I think maybe she is gradually getting worse, if there is something to be concerned about.

She is also sleeping oddly now, not in the normal water-conserving mode. She is away from the wall, basically, but not near the bottom at all. She is also not tucked in like normal. I could get a picture if you'd like. I am currently in the process of isolating her now, just in case.

Her stomach and legs also look redder, but that could be her normal colouring.

Does anyone have any advice (or questions)? I am thinking on taking her to the vet, but I am wary about adding excess stress.

Thank you.

LilyPotter
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# Posted: 2 Jun 2013 23:39


I just moved her. She was very lethargic, she didn't want to come off my hand actually. And I also noticed something else: her eyes aren't as bright red as they used to be, and her feet are discoloured, kinda a grey colour.

fr0gcr4zy
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# Posted: 3 Jun 2013 15:23


I can't do a diagnosis. Two things, pet store advice is useless.

A vet sounds like the best option; find a proper, reptile one.

LilyPotter
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# Posted: 6 Jun 2013 03:53


Just an update, I took her to the vet, and they are treating her with some medication. She hasn't gotten worse, but she hasn't gotten better either.

bschwinn
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# Posted: 10 Jun 2013 04:42


You are going to need to post a at sleep pic and an awake pic. From what your saying frogs don't miss removed cagemates. If their is cagemate aggression the victim will present failure to thrive symptoms. A sick frog typically spends a lot of time soaking in the water, and staying awake and active when thet should be sleeping. Try increasing the humidity at night to around 75% and spray the cage and him lightly at lights out at night. This should raise activity levels and appetite. I will look back here for an update, if I don't look for me on Dendroboard .com and leave me a private message, good luck, Bill

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