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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 24 Jun 2003 21:35 · Edited by: spydergirl4594


I am fearing one of my babies may have this.(RETF) This morning I found him on the floor of his tank in the dirt,and when i picked him up his legs were not funcioning properly. After about 2 mins he was okay, but to be safe i moved him into a quarentine tank(i put his sibling in with him last night so the quarentine was back open for rent)And he picked up very nicely. He looks his usual self now, but when i found him this morning he was very very skinny looking and didnt look to great. Now hes hopping around and curled up on the glass and went back to sleep,its been about 7 hours since. DO you think he could be dehydrated? I mist him about 5 times a dya,and he does soak. Maybe i should put some pedialyte in his water? If anyone has any info on Spindly Leg Syndorme could they send it along? I hope I'm just being overprotective.


-Sheryl
cheshireycat
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 01:17


I hope he's alright.


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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 03:19


Thanks, he looks perfectly fine now, well see how he is tonight. He even ate last night so i dont see what the trouble was. They were calcium dusted crix too!So random. Well see.


-Sheryl
cheshireycat
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 03:27


Well, remember that's what was happening to the other kids' frog that died of spindley leg, so I'd get it checked out if you can.


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dana456
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 06:03 · Edited by: dana456


sheryl,

take a look at www.tropicalpets.tk under amphibians- common diseases.

there is a list of diseases there. Spindly Leg Syndrome is incurable and i don't think thats what it is though. check tank temps carefully if it's too hot what you described will happen. just remember it will not be gone till you fix it. misting him may have temperarrly cooled him.

dana


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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 13:37


oooh!it makes sense now! HE just got a major shoot up in the temps in my area. It was 70s all last week and this week its 99! it makes sense,ill have to put the frogs in a cooler room them. phew.


-Sheryl
dana456
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 19:15


yea i thought the web site might help you out. and sorry if it sounded rude but it's hard to sould nice in writing. lol glad it help.

dana


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Frogbert
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# Posted: 25 Jun 2003 19:27


You can also give too much Calcium. It can cause kidney failure that manifests with the frogs dragging their legs as well as fluid retention(edema)


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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 26 Jun 2003 03:56


woah,i definately dont see how i can be giving him too much calcium, i usually forget to dust the crix therefor ei only do it like once every week and a half,and i feed every night. it has to be the temperature thing. I'm trying to keep the temps down and have a fan blowing on the tank at all times,and am misting liek every 10 mins. i need to find a cool place in my house thats very accessible(basement is no good,too far out of the way,i liek to have my eye on them at all times) air conditioning may go on soon so it will be easier to keep temps well(heat lamps and all)Thanks for your advice,and I didn't think you came off harsh at all!even after reading it a third time!


-Sheryl
spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 26 Jun 2003 04:06


Oh,i forgot to add. He's been burrowing alot lately,which isnt like him. He likes to hide under moss or under plants and cover hisself with a little dirt. Do you think hes just trying to cool down? Very much not typical of his normal behavior, but I'm just making sure this is okay and everythings alright. I havent turned his lights on at all, to keep temps down but the coolest i can seem to get his tank is 80,even at night, during the day its about 85-90. Eek. i hope its not too hot!


-Sheryl
cheshireycat
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# Posted: 26 Jun 2003 04:09


Well, animals of all sorts can bury underground as insulation from the ambient temperature above ground. I'm not making any assumptions, but just bringing up the point that some animals bury themselves to get away from heat, the same as others do to escape cold.

Good luck with the froggy and I hope all of this unravels and figures itself out.


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dana456
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# Posted: 26 Jun 2003 05:31


yeah thats defenitly to hot i would think. read beckis retf info on www.froggie.info it can be really helpful.

dana


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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 26 Jun 2003 05:35


See I knwo all the stuff I need to know(ok,not exactly buti know what temps humidity,etc should be like) its just this sudden heat wave we're battling with and my parents cheapness and not turning on the air conditioner outside of their room. grr. Im going to turn the air on in my room and move all my kids up there. thanks everyone!


-Sheryl
dana456
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# Posted: 26 Jun 2003 06:06


your welcome, maybe if it is hot enough in the house you can just not apply any extra heat( lamps , pads etc..) my bullfrog has no heat source and his tank stays around 75-80 at all times

dana


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