This is a discussion on My frog's X-Ray! (don't keep frogs with gravel) within the Budgett's Frogs forums, part of the Frogs & Toads category; I thought this x-ray might be interesting for fellow Budgetts fans out there. My Budgett's frog's name is Minion. I ...
I thought this x-ray might be interesting for fellow Budgetts fans out there. My Budgett's frog's name is Minion. I foolishly had him living in a tank that contained large pieces of gravel. He didn't even seem to notice it for over 6 months. Then one day I came home and picked him up- he sounded like a bag of marbles. I brought him to the vet who treats my other frogs. She did an x-ray (show below if I set it up correctly.) Turns out he ate NINETEEN rocks! She was able to remove 18 of them. The last stone was already in his intestine so she couldn't reach it. Thankfully it was a small rock so he was able to eventually poop it out. So how his tank is totally rock-free! Poor little guy. The first picture, obviously, is the x-ray. The second is the frog after the procedure with the bowl of rocks next to him.
Very cool, and I'm glad he's OK now.
Thank you! I didn't think he'd survive but he did!
Wow! That's a good post for teaching. Proof we should not use gravel. I'm glad he's ok. Thanks for sharing!
Wow...I bet Minion was super happy to get them out.
Great info. Did you see him swallow the pebbles. How long it took him to pull this stunt.lol I'm happy its a happy ending.
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Fascinating picture and a lucky frog! Hope he recovers well
This has to be the "coolest" thread post I've seen on here in a long time. I'm glad the frog is alright. How did the vet remove the rocks? I'm very curious about that. I think this thread will get a sticky!
Wow, that's an amazing photo and a nice-looking frog.
That is amazing and I'm so glad Minion's ok!!! I wonder why he swallowed those rocks?
This reminds me of mushing dogs we here in Alaska, that will swallow hords of rocks as a result of digestive problems or due to a lack of something in their diet. At the vet's office, they have a record of one husky eating a total of 50 pounds worth of rocks!!! It's crazy!!
Amazing! When was last time you fed him before this happened and how is his appetite now?
This is a combination of incredibly cool and terrifying. Thanks for sharing this and glad your frog is going to be ok.
ps. I'd also love details on how the vet removed the rocks.
This is unbelievable ! Poor guy!
I'm so glad he will seemingly survive this.
I would guess he will now have room for a big REAL meal.
Thanks for sharing, it's very educational
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This is crazy, what an amazing story. Glad he survived, I'm also with John... Your vet must of been very experienced in removing all those rocks in the procedure without causing damage or harm to the frog. I'm not sure if the Budgetts frog have been known to swallow rocks more than other semi-aquatic or aquatic frogs, but I'm definitely not going to keep my pixie in his new setup when I build it with gravel. Thanks for sharing.
Just thinking about this again. I think you should name your vet please. She deserves the publicity, and other amphibian keepers in your area could surely use the pointer to an amphibian-savvy vet. Thanks!
Wow... Not even I could eat those rocks lol...
them things are more like boulders!
Good thing she's okay :]
I love stories like this
crazy looking picture. Is the frog still ok now, two weeks later?
I bet at the time he was real happy with himself with that full gut!
Those are some really really big rocks tho lol
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