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My Big eyed tree frog is not eating, will stay in the same place for days until i move him around to see if he is alive, he still defecates sometimes though, he will drop to ground from branches and lay in the moist cocofiber, and he is very skinny.
Do you guys know any tricks to get your frogs to eat, or diagnose what my frogs behavior is for?
He is probably gonna die soon.
But thanks for all the help
I'm not a tree frog person, but what is his tank setup like? Temps? Humidity? Pictures would be good too.
Is this the same one you posted about a month ago? It is probably too late to help it now, but there is a reason people said to get it to a vet in the original thread.
No, this is a different frog, the other one died when he was taking a treatment with the malachite green for his infection. He could not get a grip on the sides and he fell in and had a stroke or something. It was heartbreaking cuz he kept trying to move his straight out legs and curled up arms, but gave up and decided it was his time to go.
My room that the living frog is in, is sometimes higher or just below room temperature.
It is usually 70% humidity, and he has plant cover and branches and a water dish.
He seems to just have lost the will to live, this sucks
Post some pictures of your enclosure. And what are you feeding him?
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I've offered him crix and waxworms, the slow and the fast. Every time there is one by him or on hi m, he will turn away or flick it off his head.
I've tried putting pictures on before that will probably not happen. His cage is a hexagon from the petstore called,begginner reptile terrarium. its has a large bendy branch and plastic plants with some wood. It has a water dish and one inch of coco fiber.
It's not this one is it?
Petsmart.com - Reptile: Habitats & Accessories: Repitat Reptile Habitats
Sounds like your frog is stressin' (take it to a vet for sure). If your frog is an adult or even a larger juvenile, then anything less than a 20 gallon terrarium is really small. Also I would ditch the fake plants for a bunch of live ones. The more plants the better, not only will they make your frog feel at home, but they also provide humidity and a place to hide out if they feel like it.
With live plants you will also need to change up your substrate. My standard substrate mixture is 2" of clay balls, another 2" of coco husk, and I usually cover the top with sphagnum moss, or some other type of moss to prevent the coco husk from sticking to the frogs.
Here is a pic of my terrarium setup for my 2 American Green Tree Frogs (aprox 23 gallons). This is the only terrarium in which I have fake foliage (I use it as extra cover because these frogs are really shy and almost always want to hide) Other than that I have 3 live plants on the ground level with their water dish, and two live plants on the upper level (one being a pothos that grows down to the lower level) as well as a patch of live moss.
Regardless of overall size tree frogs need vertical space to climb, in a 5 gallon terrarium the frog barely has room for one hop before he bumps into something.
If there are any legitimate pet stores in your area (not petco or petsmart) they will probably sell live plants.
Before you go spending money on plants or a water fall I would put it toward a new terrarium. I know it can get expensive but it is important to have a proper place for your tree frog to live, or you will not have much success, and its not fair to the frog.
To put things in perspective, my adult Whites Tree Frog came from Petco and I paid $20 for him. All in all I have spent a little over $300 on his enclosure. I'm not saying that you have to spend $300 to have a decent enclosure, but $100 sounds more like it.
If your frog does not make it I would make sure that you spend the time and the money to build a decent setup before you get another frog.
I spent $150 to make my Tree frog's tank *decent* and have spent an additional $50 or so to make it awesome. Just to give you an idea...
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Tree frogs need to climb, and hop around. Even though they are small animals, they do need space to be healthy.
He was inactive before this enclosure,but can someone tll me how to force feed a tree frog?
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