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    Default How to avoid red leg?

    Hello everyone!

    Im planing on getting some green tree frogs (whites tree frogs in the US) and I've heard so much things of this bacteria that causes Red leg.

    Im new to owning frogs and i want my frogs to be happy, healthy and live long.

    So, how can i avoid this?

    Thanks, have a good one

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    Default Re: How to avoid red leg?

    Quote Originally Posted by DC101 View Post
    Hello everyone!

    Im planing on getting some green tree frogs (whites tree frogs in the US) and I've heard so much things of this bacteria that causes Red leg.

    Im new to owning frogs and i want my frogs to be happy, healthy and live long.

    So, how can i avoid this?

    Thanks, have a good one
    Unfortunately one is unable to be 100% sure they have purchased a perfectly healthy frog.
    To reduce this risk-------
    Keep a CLEAN, stress free environment for your frog which includes knowing and preparing ahead of time how to house the species properly.
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    Default Re: How to avoid red leg?

    Could fake plants have an effect on the risk of catching red leg?

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    Default Re: How to avoid red leg?

    The primary cause of red-leg is poor husbandry. Make sure that the terrarium is clean, the right temperature, avoid overcrowding, fecal matter removed, and any water in the terrarium must be clean and conditioned properly. The cause is a gram-negative bacteria Aeromonas and is characterized by reddish hemorrhages on the inner thigh. It is very serious and spreads quickly to other frogs. It is nearly 100% fatal unless treated properly in its early stages (it spreads so rapidly that there can be considerable damage to the internal organs before it manifests itself). Pseudomonas, Proteus, Citrobacter, Salmonella, and Escherichia coli can also contribute to the infection. Much easier to prevent than cure.
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