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    Unhappy Green Tree Frog dead. Why?

    I'm sad to be putting this as my first post in this forum but I need to know what killed my Dad's Green Tree Frog.
    I was looking after it while my parents were on vacation. The past two days the only thing I noticed odd about it was that it was sitting pretty low on the glass/looked like it was having trouble not slipping off. Otherwise, it appeared perfectly healthy and fat.
    The last time I saw it alive was I think yesterday morning. It was sitting on the corner of the water container. This morning I found it dead and floating in the water.

    The tank it was in has another Green Tree Frog, so I would really like to know now if what killed it could also kill the other one, because I don't want that to happen.

    As far as I know, this frog was at least a few years old, so is it possible it died of old age?

    And one major thing I noticed taking it out of the water was that it had a noticeably large, dark blue spot on it's side. I never noticed anything like this before it died, so could this be the key to its death?

    I know this is morbid, but for visual reference here are some pictures.

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    Stomach:
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    Back:
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    Rest in peace, beloved amphibious friend.

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    Default Re: Green Tree Frog dead. Why?

    I'm sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, I don't know what killed your frog, but I do think the spots on the side look odd. The lifespan of Hyla cinerea is estimated to be around 6 years according to some resources, so depending how long you've had the frog, If it was wild caught or captive bred and other factors, it may be age. If I misidentified the frog and it's an Australian White's Treefrogs, the chance of that is lower, since they live longer.
    Hopefully another user may have an idea, and may know what that spot is.
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    What kind of water did you use, and did you use calcium powder on feeders? The slipping could have been many things but calcium deficiency is one thing that causes muscle trouble. Also if it's not a White's it may have been old age.

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    If any body lives in the central valley CA can they tell me how to attract tree frogs to my house

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    Default Re: Green Tree Frog dead. Why?

    That's a good question. To give a quick answer, start by adding water somewhere. I suggest you make a new thread in the treefrogs section for your question. This is a rather somber thread.
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    The same thing happened to my green tree frog a couple days ago. She had blue spots above her eyes. She died over night, and the left time I checked on her she was hanging off of her water dish. I found her belly up dead next to the dish the next day. She lived in a 22 gallon 70 degree 55% humidity tank with eco earth and frog moss substrate. In the same tank I had a gray tree frog and other green tree frog. She was about half the size of the other tree frogs. I put her in another tank in case she was playing dead, and I heard a popping noise and her stomach popped like a balloon and deflated. I don't think the other frogs would kill her because they're all females. I used sink water but I have a well and the water isn't chlorinated. Does anybody know what could have happened? Could the blue spots be caused by disease or could they be bruises caused from the other frogs? I don't think green/gray tree frogs are territorial, though.

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