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    Question White Lipped frog issue. Dark patch

    Hi all, I am new here and new to tree frogs
    I recently adopted a white lipped tree frog. I noticed a dark patch on her back, thought it was normal colour changing behaviour but it isn't going away.

    Thoughts?
    And thank you.
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    Default Re: White Lipped frog issue. Dark patch

    This is just a shot in the dark but is there any heating devices that might get the glass hot.

    That could be a burn.



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    Default Re: White Lipped frog issue. Dark patch

    Thanks for the reply
    The frog can't contact the light. I have the (uv) light at the top and it is covered with wire so can not be reached.

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    Default Re: White Lipped frog issue. Dark patch

    other than the discoloration is the frog behaving normally.
    Eating well ect ect



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    Yep, happy, healthy... seem bright and eager to chase food

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    Default Re: White Lipped frog issue. Dark patch

    How long have you been keeping this frog.

    what kind of enclosure do you have it in.

    know you said that the lights are not an issue, thats good.
    Hopefully some one that has seen this before will chime in and give us a clue.

    other wise I would just keep a close eye on it and make sure it doesn't get worse.
    but keep feeding as usual and note any changes.



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    Default Re: White Lipped frog issue. Dark patch

    That permanent dark area does not look normal and could be a skin burn, like Louis mentioned. See that you mention a UV light; what type of UV bulb and wattage is it? Also, could you please answer the below questions to see if there is something else to look at? Thank you !

    “Trouble in the Frog Enclosure”

    The following information will be very helpful if provided when requesting assistance with either your frog or enclosure. To help with your questions, please utilize the below list and post the information in the proper forum area to get advice from FF members that keep the same frog. This will allow for little confusion and a faster more informed response.

    1. Size of enclosure

    2. # of inhabitants - specifically other frogs and size differences

    3. Humidity

    4. Temperature

    5. Water - type - for both misting and soaking dish

    6. Materials used for substrate

    7. Enclosure set up i.e. plants (live or artificial), wood, bark and other materials.
    - How were things prepared prior to being put into the viv.
    8. Main food source

    9. Vitamins and calcium? (how often)

    10. Lighting

    11. What is being used to maintain the temperature of the enclosure

    12. When is the last time he/she ate

    13. Have you found poop lately

    14. A pic would be helpful including frog and enclosure (any including cell phone pic is fine)

    15. How old is the frog

    16. How long have you owned him/her

    17. Is the frog wild caught or captive bred

    18. Frog food- how often and if it is diverse, what other feeders are used as treats

    19. How often the frog is handled

    20. Is the enclosure kept in a high or low traffic area

    21. Describe enclosure maintenance (water changes, cleaning, etc)

    by Lynn(Flybyferns) and GrifTheGreat.
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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