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    Question Gray tree frog - hiccuping? Seizing? What is she doing??

    Hi there!! I want to thank all of you for this AWESOME forum!! My 3 year old son recently found a gray tree frog (native species here in VA) and gave me the ‘can we keep him, PLEASE???’ line. Your forum has been a LIFESAVER for me in getting our new froggy friend in the best possible habitat so she (yep, pretty sure it’s a girl), can have a good, long, happy life. Bum (my son named her. He’s three. It makes sense to him. LoL) is in a 10 gallon aquarium with screened lid, misted and water dish filled with bottled Aquafina (we have well water), and fed with crickets. Bum gets 3 small-to-medium crickets every evening, and once a week they are dusted with Repticalcium with D3. Bum’s temp stays steady between 74-76, with humidity at 60-70%. I’m OCD about it. LoL She been doing great for over 3 weeks now!
    Then tonight, after eating 2 of her 3 crickets, she got into her little pool and starting doing this weird hiccuping/lurching thing. She’s not shedding, as I’ve witnessed that a couple of times now, and it doesn’t look anything like this. She doesn’t seem to be distressed, but I have no idea what she’s doing!! Is Bum okay?? Thank you in advance for any help!!

    Here’s a link to the YouTube video I took of her behavior:
    Last edited by JenBee; October 10th, 2018 at 08:50 PM. Reason: fixing the annoying punctuation errors

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