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artbyjeri2


# Posted: 22 Aug 2004 18:50


im still hopeing someone might have a suggestion for me of what to do for my frogs head tilt. i read the past questions and i found someone whos frog had the same problem. she was asking if it was from dehydration and should she soak him in pediolyte. the person didnt get an answer, so i was wondering if that could be my frogs problem as well. think i should try that??? ANYBODYYY?????
Rosemary
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# Posted: 22 Aug 2004 18:57


I don't think soaking in Pedialyte would be a good idea. Pedialyte is intended for drinking and contains electrolytes and carbohydrates. I don't know how it would affect a frog's skin and I wouldn't want to risk it.

vwmom
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# Posted: 22 Aug 2004 19:15


I'd say no.

artbyjeri2


# Posted: 22 Aug 2004 19:31


WHAT DO U THINK COULD BE CAUSING THAT TO HAPPEN? LIKE THE PERSON WHO ASKED PRIOR,,,,ITS LIKE A BALANCE ISSUE.
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# Posted: 22 Aug 2004 19:38


Sometimes a frog will just tilt it's head for no reason other than to tilt it's head.


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Charlie
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# Posted: 22 Aug 2004 20:27 · Edited by: Charlie


Um... Actually... use of pedolye is common, and good for a dehydrating from. Please use the search function on the site.

Also, please try to limit your topics to a single tread if they are related to each other.


There is an nice edit button above each post also.


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artbyjeri2


# Posted: 22 Aug 2004 21:32


im sorry to seem stupid in the frog world, but what is pedolye? and what did u mean when u said "good for dehydrating from"?????
Charlie
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# Posted: 22 Aug 2004 22:35


pedolyte is a product designed for rehydrating children when they are sick. E.g. diarehha sp?

It's chocked full of good things like electrolytes.

The only dumb question is the unasked one.


I meant to say dehydrating frog. it was a typo.

I wasn't trying to insunuate stupidity. I just was pointing you to the search function where I'm sure you could find some more information in the old posts about the use of it.

Please do not feel intimidated to ask a question on the board. Try the search function first though. You might find the answer your looking for at the push of a button that way.

Also please refer to the website news section to get caught up on forum rules and guidelines.

Welcome aboard.


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lostriver
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# Posted: 22 Aug 2004 22:36 · Edited by: lostriver


Pediolyte is a preparation meant for rehydrating babies. It's a balanced electolyte solution which replaces the electrolytes lost from sweating and diarrhea. Electrolytes are necessary for retaining water in the tissues. It is fine for soaking frogs for rehydrating them, because frogs absorb through their skins and don't usually "drink" water. It is not good if the frog has any sort of skin infection however, as Pediolyte contains glucose as well, so may exacerbate skin infections. (Many fungi and bacteria thrive on glucose solutions.) It is available over the counter at any drug store.

The tilt may just be a permanent thing from some old injury to the spine. Is the frog otherwise healthy?


Lee
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# Posted: 22 Aug 2004 22:37


hehe gotcha by a minute lee :P


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lostriver
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# Posted: 22 Aug 2004 22:48


Yeah--That's because I talk too much.


Lee
Charlie
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# Posted: 22 Aug 2004 22:59


lol no worries. me too.


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artbyjeri2


# Posted: 23 Aug 2004 21:09


ive only had him about 3 weeks now and ive never noticed it before. i seem to have everything done correctly that Nat suggested except for having half of the top covered. im gonna do that right now though.
i have him in an isolately tank with his crickets and hes sleeping on the floor. he looks good otherwise besides the head tilt. im gonna just keep watching him. if anything changes, im gonna be letting you all know!!! lol you have no idea how my i appreciate everybodys help on here. I dont know what id do without it. thanks a whole lot!!
jeri
Charlie
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# Posted: 23 Aug 2004 22:20


You should remove extra crickets from the tank. Especially if he's sleeping on the floor.

Crickets will crawl on and nibble at your frog bothering them. And thus causing your frog to be stressed. Frogs can die from stress, so you need to do everything you can to try and prevent stressors.


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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 24 Aug 2004 02:57


by the way,if your going to use pediolyte,make sure you buy the Unflavored kind.hehe.

What kind of frog is it? do you think it could be an early sign of MBD? Im not exactly sure what else it could be. What about an inner ear problem? Im not sure how to treat things like that.


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# Posted: 24 Aug 2004 13:16


Hey, this reminds me of Full-Tilt. He was a bronze frog we had awhile back. he always was tilted to one side, and when he hopped, he would sometimes go in circles. it was kinda hard for him to catch the crickets, but he did, and he was a healthy frog if you put his tilting aside.
He ended up developing redleg, but I think it was because of the poor conditions he was kept in prior to us getting him, and not connected to his tilting, Damn, I wish I had a pic of him.


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artbyjeri2


# Posted: 24 Aug 2004 17:51


hi sheryl,

its a RETF....i was thinking about the inner ear problem too, but that would really be a tough one to fix since its a virus thing. (at least for people it is). what is MBD?
Charlie
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# Posted: 24 Aug 2004 18:19


metabolic bone disease. It happens when a frog isn't getting the proper vitiman intake. Growing frogs need to eat as much as they want to, and you need to dust thier crickets every other feeding.


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artbyjeri2


# Posted: 25 Aug 2004 04:24


hes getting the powder vitamins very often and he is fed more then he can eat to make sure he gets what he wants. he isnt eatting as much as i think he should, but hes eatting. i have him isolated. if he continues to just have the tilted head (i feel so bad for him,,it looks so uncomfortable), how long should i have him isolated from the others if he seem s fine otherwise?
Charlie
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# Posted: 25 Aug 2004 06:14


Some frogs that grow with deformities or deficencies can survive well in captivity.

Like Heather's red eyes zero, and dozer.

Who if I remember reading right are doing pretty well.

I dunno. If he's acting like a frog. Eating and pooping right. Isn't rittled with sores. And isnt developing a worse condition, then maybe he was born with it, and adapted to it.


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