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j3nnilynn
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# Posted: 20 Jul 2011 04:32


So we have recently aquired 2 Pacific Tree frogs that were just hanging out on our hose hang up. I have purchased a 10 gallon tank filled with the shredded coconut ground cover, put in a fake plant, water dish, and a hidey hole for the frogs. I found one frog about 4 days before the other and the first frog seems to have started off really well. I bought small crickets and the calcium powder and she was eating like crazy and having pretty good bowel movements. The second frog was just added yesterday and seems to be a little stressed out but is still eating. Anyway my problem is that the first frog seems to have a buldge on her lower back. I thought it might be because she's a piglet and was getting backed up but she has since poo'd and it's still there.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52960168@N03/59563798 77/in/photostream

Any idea what the problem could be? She's still really feisty, wouldn't sit in the warm water and kept squeaking at me when I'd put her back in.

Charlie
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# Posted: 20 Jul 2011 09:16


Et's nut a toomah!


We can never go back to the way it was...
bschwinn
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# Posted: 20 Jul 2011 15:14


You need to post better pics, show us a top view as well as different angles.

d_virginiana
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150 posts

# Posted: 20 Jul 2011 16:02


Also, a bulge from impaction would be on the frog's underside, not on their back...

jwthought81
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# Posted: 20 Jul 2011 16:28


Was the bulge there before the second frog was added? Are you leaving crickets in there overnight?


Josh
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j3nnilynn
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# Posted: 20 Jul 2011 20:11 · Edited by: j3nnilynn


The buldge was there before the second frog came along. And typically no I don't leave the crickets in there over night. I usually feed twice a day about 2 crickets in the morning and 2 (at night and she eats them right away. I'll post more pics when I get home. The buldge isn't hard, is like an air bubble almost. It does seem to get bigger when she is messed with.

2 crickets each. Sorry.

d_virginiana
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# Posted: 20 Jul 2011 20:21


Does it seem to be fluid-filled, like a cyst, or is it actually air?

j3nnilynn
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# Posted: 20 Jul 2011 20:26 · Edited by: Moderator


It seems to be more like air.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52960168@N03/59591727 35/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52960168@N03/59597334 86/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52960168@N03/59591706 41/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52960168@N03/59591694 87/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52960168@N03/59591679 11/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52960168@N03/59591667 21/in/photostream

Here are the photos I could get, like I said she's pretty feisty and wasn't wanting to hold still for photos. The buldge is easier to see in the picture I first posted but these are different angles.

d_virginiana
Member
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150 posts

# Posted: 21 Jul 2011 02:35


Hm.. That's really weird. Maybe someone else on here has seen something like that and can help you out. If the frog's still alert and active, it must not be bothering it too much?

jwthought81
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292 posts

# Posted: 21 Jul 2011 02:51


I would certainly separate it from the 2nd frog. I had a similar issue with a white's. The hind legs developed a fluid filled subcutaneous cyst. The frog growth was drained and after a few weeks of isolation and some topic antibiotics, the issue was resolved.

Long and short of the story, i think a vet visit is in order before it gets too bad.


Josh
1.1.2 Azureus,
2.3.2000? WTF
bschwinn
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2594 posts

# Posted: 21 Jul 2011 04:29


I would have a vet look at it. Sometimes parasites will become encapsulated in the tissues, something to consider, Bill

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