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    While I was mowing my lawn the other day I noticed a juvinile tree frog struggling to traverse the mulch bed around a maple tree in my front yard. Upon inspecting it I noticed it's right rear foot was missing and the injury appeared fresh. This leads me to believe I either stepped on it or ran it over while mowing. I caught it and placed it in a 1 gallon tank with coconut substrate and a small water dish. I built a little structure made up of sticks and the frog is pretty active moving throughout the tank and hanging out under and on the sticks. I bought some small crickets and placed them in with the frog but it shows no prey drive. Should I be worried and is there anything else I should do? The frogs mobility appears fine minus a foot it just ignores the crickets.

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    The frog probably doesn't feel like eating at the moment, I'd guess. I'd keep an eye out for redness and dab the injury with bactine or something (not with painkillers) if it looks infected. Other than that, just eeping the frog in a quiet place is the best you can do. Also, is the water dechlorinated?

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    Thank you for the reply. Yup it is natural spring water without added minerals. My tap water is from a well but I had a few gallon jugs of spring water on hand from a previous road trip. I ordered a small cork bark tube to make a hide and some perches for it. Would signs of infection be obvious? I am afraid to handle it because I don't want to add to its stress.

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    Not handling is probably wise. I'd look for any sign of redness beyond the original wound.
    Some bottled water is chlorinated, not much but a little.

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