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    The A moreletii ( pictured here in my avatar <------ 'Boggie' ) was in quarantine for 6 months !
    Long story --- but he was a sick , sick, sick baby !

    So....... if anyone should need help 'force feeding' a tree frog ....'Boggie' and I have had a bit of practice
    He and I refused to give-up............3 sets of fecals and 2 rounds of antibiotics and SSD for what seemed like forever.

    Keep those soft cupcake icing/ decorators on-hand !
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    Dendrobates tinctorius "Green Sipaliwini"
    Dendrobates tinctorius “Powder Blue"
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    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"
    Ranitomeya vanzolinii

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    Thank you, Lynn . I was just searching for this. We're always on the same page .

    I'd like to add there has been a recent outbreak of chytrid fungus within the hobby on the west coast. At this point it seems to be one small incident, though careful purchasing should be taken.

    Talk to the breeders, ask around, assess the health of the frogs before purchasing. And then quarantine properly. Be sure to wash your hands well between tanks and food/supplies.

    We should not be paranoid buyers, we should be educated buyers. This is the proper technique anyway . Even healthy appearing frogs should be quarantined until proven healthy . This will save you much heart ache, money, time, supplies, etc. you will be thankful you did in the long run .

    Skin and fecal exams are a good idea also.

    Thanks, everyone! Please read this post and pass it along to your other friends with frogs . We want to keep your frogs and frogs within the hobby healthy . This is the best way!!!

    Thanks again, Lynn! Great post!!!!!
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    Another note:
    Many frog diseases can be treated if done quickly. It is a good idea to have a herp vet available, especially if medications are needed. Chytrid and other diseases can be treated, if not permitted to progress to a irreversible severity.

    It is always a good idea to educate yourselves on diseases of amphibians. Be careful though, many diseases present in the same way when symptoms first start. Having a reputable herp vet is best when you are unsure of the disease(s) you are dealing with. It is not wise to guess on treatments if you are not educated as to treatment. Wrong treatments can cause delay in cure and can actually worsen the situation. Being prepared is best . Don't be frightened by the possibilities, paranoia is your worst enemy. Just educate yourselves, provide proper husbandry, and be prepared .

    And remember, we are here to guide you in the right direction and to answer questions you may have .
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    Bumping this so everyone is reminded not to take any shortcuts !
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    Dendrobates leucomelas - standard morph
    Dendrobates auratus “Costa Rican Green Black"
    Dendrobates auratus "Pena Blanca"
    Dendrobates tinctorius “New River”
    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"
    Ranitomeya vanzolinii

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    Absolutely! Not frogs but I have had my crocodile newts in quarantine for five months. By doing this I can get to know them (who is the better eater), check stool, and make sure no health problems pop up. All new animals are kept in a separate room and strict hand washing is followed and I have tongs and equipment specifically for my quarantined animals. I'd rather do this, which is more work, than have a problem and a large vet bill. thank you for reminding everyone how important this procedure is.

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    I am so glad I am setting up the quarantine for my first frog now before I buy. The last thing I need is to buy my frog and not be sure it is healthy. By doing the right thing up front I can make sure my frog is in good shape. An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure in my book. I have also located a herp vet.

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    This is such a great post I'm going to bump it again... Bump!
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    So important ---- especially for froglets -- most species
    We want to be sure they are able to feed well before putting them into their permanent enclosures

    Know who you're buying from

    Know where a Herp vet is

    When in QT watch for:
    diarrhea
    bloating
    difficulty eating or catching feeders

    Keep QTs simple with a little plant cover , clean frequently , use powerless/disposable gloves.
    When cleaning - don't handle - use a clean dampened, container to remove the frog temporarily while cleaning ......... ie culture tube or food container
    Current Collection
    Dendrobates leucomelas - standard morph
    Dendrobates auratus “Costa Rican Green Black"
    Dendrobates auratus "Pena Blanca"
    Dendrobates tinctorius “New River”
    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"
    Ranitomeya vanzolinii

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    I have a bit of a concern regarding the stress factor for a WC toad being kept in a as close to steril as possible enviroment and have "substrate" changed daily.

    Any thoughts on this?


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    This is a great post. I had little knowledge about quarantining policies. This forum answered all my questions about quarantining my new frogs. Thanks Lynn for suggesting this for me, lots of good information.

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    First, this is a very informative thread and is greatly appreciated. I am anticipating getting 4 "patricia" dart frogs shortly, they are currently on sale at Josh's. But before I get any frogs, I want to be sure I have done everything that is needed. My new 24 inch cube viv is ready to go. I have a very thriving microfauna, springtails and isopods, in the tank and in new cultures. I am starting to culture fruit flies. The next phase regards what exactly to do once my new froggy friends arrive.

    Since all 4 are coming from Josh's Frogs, I can assume they can stay together. My original plan was to go ahead and introduce them to the new vivarium. However after reading this post, I am guessing that would not be a smart thing. It would seem that quarantining the four in a relatively simple and small container for a month is needed. I assume this is to allow for the easy observation and monitoring.

    I might have to move because of a potential new job. Would it be smart to wait until I find out about moving first, or will the use of a quarantine "home" be a way of limiting their stress of a potential move? Just thinking out loud and looking for confirmation of my thinking.

    Thank you,

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