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    Hello all, I am new here. Yesterday my son found a large frog (I believe a green frog) in our yard with an open wound where his front leg used to be. We called a friend who rescues wildlife and she told us that we could A)let nature take its course, or B) bring him inside, let him rest and heal.
    We currently have him in a 10gal tank with some dirt from outside a shallow dish of de-chlorinated water, and a branch to hide under. We put some silver solution wound care ointment on his nub and bought some grubbs and crickets. He has eaten, seems to be resting comfortably but I honestly don't know what I'm doing, and what else I should be doing. Is the dirt alright or should I have him on something like wet paper towels? I don't want to hurt his wound. I'd be so grateful for any advice!
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    Default Re: Frog with front leg amputation - help!

    I am the OP, still looking for advice on caring for this guy. I've moved him to a more sterile tank, half de-chlorinated water and half flat rock covered by wet paper towels. There is also a large plastic plant he hides under. So far he is moving around, hanging in the water or on land. He hasn't eaten or pooped yet. Help?Name:  20180912_194721.jpg
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    Default Re: Frog with front leg amputation - help!

    Not eating might be from stress and a new home. How does the wound look now? Is it healing.

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    Default Re: Frog with front leg amputation - help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Reptilian Feline View Post
    Not eating might be from stress and a new home. How does the wound look now? Is it healing.
    It is healing very well. It has been a month now and he still won't eat. He is receptive to gentle forcefeeding, so I've been giving him wax worms, and he is pooping so he is getting some nutrients but I'm still worried.
    Hes still in a small hospital tank, land/paper towels on one side and water on the other and he is getting quite active, but I want to see him hunt. I've tried crickets, wax worms, night crawlers and super worms. He ignores them all.

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    Default Re: Frog with front leg amputation - help!

    Sometimes when the weather changes frogs go off their food due to natural cycles in the wild. Especially because you rescued him, he may be preparing to hibernate with winter coming. This guy looks pretty big, he may be some type of bull frog but I'm not positive!

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