Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Does my frog have redleg?

  1. #1

    Default Does my frog have redleg?

    There is a very slight redness throughout the body and under the throat. This redness was never there before. I also see a slightly red spot in the middle of the throat that is worse than the rest of the body.

    I have attached photos, does it look like redleg?

    Keep in mind he never used to have this redness, and the pictures are actually a bit better than in person, I think its more clear in person how much redness there is.



  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     

  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Location
    Washington'
    Posts
    88

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    ill be real it does look like a redness but it honestly seems more pink and not like the photos ive seen of "red leg" but is showing other signs of red leg?

  4. #3

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lanky View Post
    ill be real it does look like a redness but it honestly seems more pink and not like the photos ive seen of "red leg" but is showing other signs of red leg?
    His behavior is the same as before, just the extra redness that I dont know whats causing it.

  5. #4
    100+ Post Member monster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Nationality
    [Canada]
    Location
    Barrie,ON
    Posts
    1,326

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    Hey, how cold is the glass underneath the substrate? I find when my guys burrow right down to the glass and sit there for a few days if the glass is really cold it makes them under side look red/pinkish. Have you noticed if he stays up for a bit it goes away?

  6. #5
    100+ Post Member Bynny Ribbit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Posts
    218

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    If he is acting normally, I'm more inclined to believe the pinkness is irritation of some kind. Redleg is actually a symptom of different kinds of infection in a frog, so the likelihood of him presenting redleg and no other symptoms is very unlikely.

  7. #6

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    Quote Originally Posted by monster View Post
    Hey, how cold is the glass underneath the substrate? I find when my guys burrow right down to the glass and sit there for a few days if the glass is really cold it makes them under side look red/pinkish. Have you noticed if he stays up for a bit it goes away?
    I am not sure how cold the glass is, I have heat pad underneath but I am not using it. Perhaps I should hook it back up again. I assume the glass is colder than room temp. I do heat up the whole room for them so not sure how cold the glass is. I am going to hook up a probe and find out.

    He has been underground for about a month and half. so maybe thats why its irritating his skin? He hasnt come out and sat on top so I cant see if the redness goes away.

    I do have an orante who is doing the same thing (underground for a month) but when I check him he has no redness at all.

  8. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Nationality
    [Poland]
    Posts
    24

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    It is not red leg, but pre-red leg stadium. Bath it in water, change substrate, make tank clean. Red-leg is caused by overgrowth of microflora of frogs skin, caused by not clean enough tanks or overpopulation of frogs, like in case of my Trachycephalus nigromaculatus frogs. It is harmless at this stage, just showing you need to do a better cleaning.

  9. #8

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bynny Ribbit View Post
    If he is acting normally, I'm more inclined to believe the pinkness is irritation of some kind. Redleg is actually a symptom of different kinds of infection in a frog, so the likelihood of him presenting redleg and no other symptoms is very unlikely.
    Ok thats good to know. Thanks.

  10. #9

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim FrogBreeder View Post
    It is not red leg, but pre-red leg stadium. Bath it in water, change substrate, make tank clean. Red-leg is caused by overgrowth of microflora of frogs skin, caused by not clean enough tanks or overpopulation of frogs, like in case of my Trachycephalus nigromaculatus frogs. It is harmless at this stage, just showing you need to do a better cleaning.
    I first noticed the redness maybe 2 months ago. At that time, I changed the substrate and disinfected the tank as best I could. Now a month and half later the redness is the same or maybe worse. The frog has been underground that whole time so he is not defecating or urinating so the substrate is not getting dirty. I am not sure how much cleaner I can get it. I gave him a soak yesterday when I took those pictures.

  11. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Nationality
    [Poland]
    Posts
    24

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    Hmm that's strange, it shouldn't be there this way. You are sure it is not the frogs natural colour of legs?

  12. #11

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim FrogBreeder View Post
    Hmm that's strange, it shouldn't be there this way. You are sure it is not the frogs natural colour of legs?
    The pink on the legs is normal he has always had that. My concenr is the redness under the belly and the throat. He never had that before. And now he seems to have a really dark red spot in the middle of the throat that is also alarming as it was not there before.

  13. #12
    100+ Post Member BossFrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    224

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    What kind of frog is he? Grim FrogBreeder is right it could be natural color. As for throat/belly, can you post a better picture of that area? Frog's fat kinda covers it up XD

  14. #13

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    Quote Originally Posted by BossFrog View Post
    What kind of frog is he? Grim FrogBreeder is right it could be natural color. As for throat/belly, can you post a better picture of that area? Frog's fat kinda covers it up XD
    Hes a Carnwelli. The pink in the leg is normal as he as always had that. In the pictures posted you can see the redness as I am talking about in the belly/throat its subtle (not as pink as the legs)

  15. #14
    100+ Post Member BossFrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    224

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    I'd say just keep an eye on him. If it doesn't go away within a week or two, I would take him to a vet.

  16. #15

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    Quote Originally Posted by BossFrog View Post
    I'd say just keep an eye on him. If it doesn't go away within a week or two, I would take him to a vet.
    I will try, hes currently underground and probably wont come out till late spring/early summer.

  17. #16

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    After a few months underground, I uncovered his head and he ate. I decided to give him a soak to check on him. Seems like the redness is gone now, so he didn't have red leg. Glad he is ok and eating normally. Didnt look like he lost any weight for not eating for a few months. These frogs amaze me some times.

  18. #17
    100+ Post Member Bynny Ribbit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Posts
    218

    Default Re: Does my frog have redleg?

    I'm glad it was only some irritation and nothing more. Hopefully he won't give you anymore scares.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. I still think my frog has redleg!
    By Hawkwing in forum Tree Frogs
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 15th, 2014, 01:09 AM
  2. Does my frog have redleg???
    By Hawkwing in forum Tree Frogs
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 6th, 2014, 11:44 PM
  3. help is this redleg?
    By eric048 in forum Tree Frogs
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: March 15th, 2012, 11:25 PM
  4. Redleg?
    By fluffypanda in forum General Discussion & News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: March 8th, 2012, 11:03 PM
  5. Dead Milk Frog, Redleg?
    By hereces in forum Tree Frogs
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: February 23rd, 2011, 11:53 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •