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    I've had my pacman for almost a year. Kept on cocofiber. But three days ago, I noticed it has trouble hopping, just kind of flopping around, with it's legs streched out. So i thought maybe a calcium deficiency, so I started syringe feeding calcium once a day. The hopping is better. But now, you know how they can puff up when you touch them? Well it has one side that is super puffed, the skin in alomost see through and I can see the veins in it. He can't unpuff the one side. Seems to be getting slowly sicker, now it just kind of lays there. Please help!

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    One of my pacs leg is like that but she eats and poops like crazybut when she was a baby she hopped odd i didnt get her from my petstore i got her offline with 3 other sibling two died one from mbd and the other i sold to the petstore where did you get it from
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    Bought it at a reptile expo.

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    Post a picture so someone on here might be able to give an idea of what might be wrong. I hope your pac gets better.


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    What type of setup do you have it in? Temp/humidity? Type of food you been feeding and any other infos you can provide will make it easier for members who try to help.

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    Sorry to hear about your pacman. I hope its nothing which I'm sure.

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    The swelling on the one side doesn't sound good. If it developed suddenly, it's probably some sort of fluid buildup. Since they can do a lot of water exchange through their skin, you might want to try a pedialyte bath; the electrolytes in the external solution could help your frog get rid of excess water.

    How much calcium are you giving the frog? I was just wondering, because an imbalance of salts or electrolytes can cause pretty bad water retention. Since both issues started up around the same time, I wonder if they're somehow related. Can you get a picture up? Hope your frog improves.

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    Here's a couple of pictures of what i'm talking about. I keep it in a critter carrier, cocofiber substrate, misted once daily (fiber is moist), kept in a warm room 76 degrees. I feed it crickets and superworms. So far it had been doing pretty good. I sprinked a little bit of Ca powder (1 pinch maybe) mixed it with water and syringed it into it's mouth once a day for 3 days. I've stopped now, didn't want to over do it. It's doing about the same, just sitting there. When I pick it up it screams. Never did that before. Put a cricket in and it never even moved.

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    You may want to take him to a vet. The swelling could be fluid retention or caused by a bacterial infection in the intestines. It may be in pain and that's why it screams when you pick up your pac. I'm no expert by no means, but it could be Dropsy. The description is an abnormalAccumulation of serous bodily fluids. The causes are, possibly bacteria, but more so improper body metabbolism. This could be caused by an inadequate diet or poor climatic maintenance. Symtoms are, Bloating, soft dermal abnormalities. Particularly around the abdominal region. I just read this from a book I have. I would suggest taking him to a vet. Its too risky to treat at home. I'm not certain this is what's wrong but it definetly sounds very similar. Good luck. I hope he gains a full recovery soon.


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