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    Default Young WTF is Bloated, any ideas?

    Hi all,

    I have 3 young (6-7 month old) WTFs in an enclosure together.

    One is bloated today, and seems to be having trouble getting around. I am wondering if there are normal reasons for this, because I have not been able to find much in the forums.

    Any soaks I can do? Do I need to find a herp vet straight away? I have Panacur, but that's it, aside from supplements and kitchen stuff.

    Enclosure:
    paper towel substrate, wood (forgot what type), Japanese bird's nest fern, small water dishes (dechlorinated water only), half a coconut husk, fashioned into a hide
    humidity: 60%-80%
    temp: 72-82 (because I try for 75-85, but they are located by a window, so it probably goes a little under)
    diet: crickets, dusted occasionally with Calcium + vitamin D

    The little one eats, and seems to wake and sleep normally for a WTF. The bloat could have started yesterday; I didn't see him much then.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

    Phil E.

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    Default Re: Young WTF is Bloated, any ideas?

    #1 you need to set up a temporary hospital for the one that is bloated and separate.
    The temp hospital only needs a moist paper towel substrate, water dish, and a place to hide.

    The temps should be 82 during the day and 75 at night and at least 75% humidity.

    You can do this with a plastic bin or a small 10 gallon tank with a good screen lid covered 1/3 with plastic wrap
    to help keep the humidity in.

    always use treated tap water for the paper towel and water dish.

    Feed as normal for the first day in the hospital and note if the frog has a BM or Poo.

    If no bm in one day or so then do a warm water soak. 80F of treated water for at least 30 min.
    that should do the trick.
    if not then the next day do a honey soak.

    I use a clean carry out food container for soup from a Chinese restaurant I got a few of them the last time I got dinner
    they were happy to give me a few of them with lids.
    Punch holes in the lid with a pen.

    Just mix a few drops of regular honey in the warm treated water and let the frog soak for 30 min.
    and have another plain treated water soak ready to rinse off the honey.



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    Thank you for your response! I will give it a whirl.

    Best,
    Phil E.

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    Default Re: Young WTF is Bloated, any ideas?

    I forgot to mention to cover three sides of the hospital tank some kind of background to help lessen stress on the frog.



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