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    Hello, my frog is inflating? I heard people called it bloating, and his sides are getting "puffy". If i touch it, it's jiggly, as if there is water inside. I think my frog is a male, (Since he croaks sometimes), and I got him some months ago at a nearby petsmart. Is this a normal thing for pacman frogs to do? He has a 10 gallon habitat, enough soil to burrow into, and the soil is moist. The only thing that i don't have yet is a humidifier and a heat mat (which is arriving tomorrow), but i mist him daily, and we keep him in a nice warm room. I feed with the "Pacman Soft Bites", and I feed daily, sometimes every other day. I honestly don't know if I'm feeding him too much or not, so he might just be obese, and he isn't "Bloating".
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    If this is bloating, is there anyway to stop it, or make it better?

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    Hello

    Noticeable fluid movement in the body cavity is not normal. Those are signs of edema. Your frog may be too cold since I doubt you keep your nice warm room at 80 F which he needs. Never purchase the animal before having the necessities to care for it. Inadequate climate can cause a lot of problems if not corrected quickly. Get the climate corrected and see if the fluid imbalance corrects itself.

    As for feeding, it depends on whether you have a juvenile, subadult or adult. Babies and juveniles should be fed daily or every other day. Sub adults and adults only need to be fed two to three times per week depending on the size of each meal. They become much less active as adults and no longer need to eat as much because their growth has nearly ceased.

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    So, is Edema reversible?

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    If caught in time yes.


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    I got a heater some days after creating this thread. Is there anything else I can do to reverse Edema?

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    For now just correct the climate. Looking at the picture you've posted the frog does not look like it is in bad shape. Correcting the climate will help with normal metabolic functions and may correct the edema on its own. If it worsens then there may be a need to take other measures to help remove excess fluid.


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    I recommend also going to live bugs and small rodents once every great while as a diet. With bugs being the staple diet

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckExotics View Post
    I recommend also going to live bugs and small rodents once every great while as a diet. With bugs being the staple diet
    Ok! Btw there are small white flies in the tank. Is there a way to get rid of it? I cant really clean the tank outside since it's cold, and the hose is not working

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    Could you post some more pictures? I am by no means an authority when it comes to this subject. But, to some extent shouldn't water in the body be normal? My pacman looks 'puffy' but once it urinates the puffy sides and back disappear.

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    This might be a little disgusting but, whenever my frog takes a huge dump, he kind of inhales? Like a person pushing to get it out. His sides get sucked in, so I think it might just be air. But if I poke it, it's a little bit jiggly and water-like.
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