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    Hi all,

    Long story short, I live in Australia and have been keeping australian red eyed tree frogs and perons tree frogs for 4 years now. Recently I introduced two new Red eyes which both turned out to be male who have been calling all night every night a nd I live in a one bedroom apartment so I haven't had much sleep. Any way I am now in the process of reversing the light cycle to hopefully get some sleep!

    I imagine this can be quite stressful on the frogs so I'm doing it slowly. How ever I have noticed all marks and patches on the skin of the new frogs. The other 4 original frogs are fine.

    I have attached two photos. One u can see the discoloration on the frogs stomach/throat under it's foot. And the other u can see it on his face and around his lips. He also has a spot on his know a which looks raw (maybe from rubbing some where). Could the skin issue be from stress?

    They been in for a week now and still haven't eaten also. But I'm guessing it's just the new environment.

    Looking forward to your responses.

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    Default Re: Australian red eyed tree frog patches on skin

    Another good example if zoomed in

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    Default Re: Australian red eyed tree frog patches on skin

    I don't know what might be causing the skin issues, unfortunately, but you may be able to get them eating again with a Pedialyte bath. Mix one part UNFLAVORED pedialyte with 9 parts dechlorinated water, then let them soak in it for 20 minutes. It's easier to get land dwelling frogs like toads and pacman frogs to stick around and soak than treefrogs, so it might be annoying to soak them for an extended period. Make sure to give thr frog(s) another soak/bath after to rinse the Pedialyte mixture off. Good luck, I hope another user comes along with some more info for you.
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    As far as the skin stuff, I'd monitor their behavior, see if they move around, see if they spend more time than normal in the soaking bowl.

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    Thanks, they are still very active when lights are out. Although they are Constantly climbing up the glass seemingly trying to get out. Not spending much time in the water at all.

    Still haven't eaten (that I've seen) one of them did go for a couple crickets the other day but missed both! I have tried to feed with tweezers but absolutely not interested and will jump away. As they are always on glass trying to climb out they are missing out on the crawling crickets.

    Was thinking of feeding them in a tub away from others but feel like it would only stress them more. Really hoping they settle in and start eating.

    Have attached a photo of my enclosure.


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    I don't think the separation itself would necessarily stress them out. But being moved to a different tank might be stressful. If you do move them, I suggest covering the tank completely for a while to try to calm them.

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