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    Hi,

    I have a red eyed tree frog, around 6 months old, I noticed last night that when he was sitting down, his belly underneath him looked kind of swollen or bloated. I'm not sure if I'm just being over-cautious or if there's something wrong :/

    He has a large vivarium, with silk ficus, moist paper towels, water dish and a branch ...
    Kept between 17 and 21 degrees and humidity is kept between 70 and 80 % ...
    I clean him out everyday by replacing the paper towels and the water ...
    I mist a few times a day to keep humidity up and to keep the paper towels moist ...
    I feed him everyday and dust with calcium/D3 supplements every second day ..
    He usually eats between 3-4 1st black crickets everyday ...
    I only threw one cricket into his tank tonight to see if he'd eat it, he hasn't spotted it yet but hopefully he will ...

    Any advice would be appreciated as I'm very concerned for my baby ....

    Thank in advance

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    Do you have any photos that would help is to see?
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    Sorry , I forgot to post the pic, it's up now

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimmy View Post
    Hi,

    I have a red eyed tree frog, around 6 months old, I noticed last night that when he was sitting down, his belly underneath him looked kind of swollen or bloated. I'm not sure if I'm just being over-cautious or if there's something wrong :/

    He has a large vivarium, with silk ficus, moist paper towels, water dish and a branch ...
    Kept between 17 and 21 degrees and humidity is kept between 70 and 80 % ...
    I clean him out everyday by replacing the paper towels and the water ...
    I mist a few times a day to keep humidity up and to keep the paper towels moist ...
    I feed him everyday and dust with calcium/D3 supplements every second day ..
    He usually eats between 3-4 1st black crickets everyday ...
    I only threw one cricket into his tank tonight to see if he'd eat it, he hasn't spotted it yet but hopefully he will ...

    Any advice would be appreciated as I'm very concerned for my baby ....

    Thank in advance

    Kimmy,
    He does not look bloated to me. Mine look that way also when they sit on the bottom of the enclosure.
    They press the tummies down to soak up water.
    I would give him an additional-shallow- dish of treated or spring water to soak in.
    He is eating - that's good ! Continue to feed him well.
    Try to get the water dish in w / as little disturbance to him as possible .
    Even a clean saucer would work(it should be very shallow)
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    Awe! He's adorable! I think he looks ok. Maybe just the way he's sitting. Stickers has a nice full body for a retf also. I'll see if I can find a picture.
    She been like that for as long as I can recall. Just a good little eater. Just monitor him for now and continue his good care . Keep us posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flybyferns View Post
    Kimmy,
    He does not look bloated to me. Mine look that way also when they sit on the bottom of the enclosure.
    They press the tummies down to soak up water.
    I would give him an additional-shallow- dish of treated or spring water to soak in.
    He is eating - that's good ! Continue to feed him well.
    Try to get the water dish in w / as little disturbance to him as possible .
    Even a clean saucer would work(it should be very shallow)
    Lynn
    Hi Lynn,

    Thanks for your reply, I just get really worried about him ha ha I always think there's something wrong when there isn't
    He seems to be in good form so his behaviour hasn't changed.
    Me and my boyfriend are making a new tank for him , with a rock face, driftwood, bromilliad, silk ficus, vines and some platforms for him to rest on Hope he likes it and I'll keep you posted with pics and stuff when it's all set up.

    Thanks For The Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heatheranne View Post
    Awe! He's adorable! I think he looks ok. Maybe just the way he's sitting. Stickers has a nice full body for a retf also. I'll see if I can find a picture.
    She been like that for as long as I can recall. Just a good little eater. Just monitor him for now and continue his good care . Keep us posted.
    Hi,
    thanks for helping .. If he gets any ''worse'' I'll throw up some more pics, as I said he's still eating and his behaviour hasn't changed but I'll keep a close eye on him for the next few weeks

    Thank

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    Hi Kimmy,
    He or she?.
    It's a pretty good size frog. Maybe a she?
    Have you heard any croaking?
    Lynn
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    Dendrobates auratus “Costa Rican Green Black"
    Dendrobates auratus "Pena Blanca"
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    Dendrobates tinctorius "Green Sipaliwini"
    Dendrobates tinctorius “Powder Blue"
    Dendrobates tinctorius "French Guiana Dwarf Cobalt"

    Phyllobates terribilis “Mint”
    Phyllobates terribilis "Orange"
    Phyllobates bicolor "Uraba"

    Oophaga pumilio "Black Jeans"
    Oophaga pumilio "Isla Popa"
    Oophaga pumilio "Bastimentos"
    Oophaga pumilio “Mimbitimbi”
    Oophaga pumilio "Rio Colubre"
    Oophaga pumilio "Red Frog Beach”
    Oophaga pumilio "Rio Branco"
    Oophaga pumilio “Valle del Rey”
    Oophaga pumilio "BriBri"
    Oophaga pumilio "El Dorado"
    Oophaga pumilio "Cristobal"
    Oophaga pumilio "Rambala"

    Oophaga “Vicentei” (blue)

    Oophaga sylvatica "Paru"
    Oophaga sylvatica "Pata Blanca"
    Oophaga histrionica “Redhead”
    Oophaga histrionica "Blue"
    Oophaga lehmanni "Red"
    Oophaga histrionica "Tado"

    Ranitomeya variabilis "Southern"
    Ranitomeya imitator "Varadero"
    Ranitomeya sirensis "Lower Ucayali"
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    I did the same when I first got mine. Every now and then I still do.

    That sounds like a great home for them . I think they'll love it. I can't wait to see pictures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flybyferns View Post
    Hi Kimmy,
    He or she?.
    It's a pretty good size frog. Maybe a she?
    Have you heard any croaking?
    Lynn
    Hi,

    I'm not sure if it's male or female .. I would love to have a male and a female and I plan on getting some more in March

    I haven't heard any croaking so far, I'm waiting on it haha

    I'll keep you posted if he/she does

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heatheranne View Post
    I did the same when I first got mine. Every now and then I still do.

    That sounds like a great home for them . I think they'll love it. I can't wait to see pictures!
    I get very worried , very easily haha :P
    Thanks I hope he does, I'm really excited to get it set-up, he's only recently started to really explore the tank, he goes right up to the very top a lot more often than he used to

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    Stickers and Bubbles hid for about 2 days also when I put them into their bigger home. Now they're right at the front glass and peeking out. I put Twiggy in just recently and she has been hiding for 2 days now. Hopefully she will feel comfortable soon.

    It seems they all adjust at varying rates .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heatheranne View Post
    Stickers and Bubbles hid for about 2 days also when I put them into their bigger home. Now they're right at the front glass and peeking out. I put Twiggy in just recently and she has been hiding for 2 days now. Hopefully she will feel comfortable soon.

    It seems they all adjust at varying rates .
    Ye Yoshi seems to be getting more comfortable with me being around, tonight he didn't flinch when I was cleaning out his water dish , so that's good

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    Isn't it so nice when they get used to us? That's great! And relieving for us too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heatheranne View Post
    Isn't it so nice when they get used to us? That's great! And relieving for us too.
    Hi Heather , sorry I haven't gotten back to you ....

    It's a really nice feeling when they start to recognise you and they get used to their routine !!

    He's getting really big now ! Can't wait till he/she's fully grown

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    I agree!

    No worries. I randomly pop off and on the site. Sometimes it takes me awhile to get back to posts too.

    How big is your baby now? Any idea?
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    Ye I havent been around for a while

    I'd say he's about 2 inches now, he's so so big when he's all stretched out ... I'll try upload some more pics

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    Great pics! Very cute froggy. But, I think I have you all beat on the worry scale. I'm a vet and can't even treat my own animals- my boss has to! I panic if they aren't in their normal spots, don't start "playing" at normal time when the lights change, etc. I am horrible. My bird loses a feather I don't think he should and he gets examined. My snake skips a meal and he is on weight watch (never mind the season). One of the cats sneezes... you get the idea.

    Yeah. I'm bad. So, I guess what I am saying is (and I tell this to my pet owners all the time), never feel bad for paying attention to small details and being concerned. Look for patterns, and I like to err on the side of caution (just don't be as extreme as me!). This forum is great with people with TONS of experience (I am constantly asking questions about mine) and they will help you figure out what is normal and what isn't. I am great with dealing with other people's pets, just not so much with my own!

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    Thank god! I literally am so grateful for this thread right now, I think my retf has just been a little over ambitious and had one too many crickets hopefully, fingers crossed anyway. I've not owned my frogs long. About a week so every little thing makes me panic that something's wrong at the minute

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