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    I noticed this morning one of my frogs was awake .
    i have never seen him do this so I'm a bit worried
    he is resting and I can't quite tell if he is sleeping his eyes are half open Name:  image.jpg
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    He seems fine otherwise . He has bin eating , though it just started today


    1-size of enclosure ...3' x 2' x 3'
    2-# on inhabitants - specifically ( if there is another frog ---size differences ?) ...yes 1 other wtf they where bought together . Same size
    3-humidity ...70 to 80
    4-temp ..80
    5-water - type - for both misting and soaking dish ..spring or treated
    6-materials used for substrate .oak leaves
    7-enclosure set up i.e. plants( live or artificial) wood, bark etc -how were things prepared prior to being put into the viv ...live plants ,branches ,both cleaned or baked to sterilize
    8-main food source ... Crickets
    9-vitamins and calcium ? ( how often ) calcium d3 , no vitamins . Crickets are gut loaded
    10-lighting .. 1 heat lamp , small florescent
    11-what is, specifically, being used to maintain the temperature of the enclosure ..heat lamp , heat mat on side.
    12-when is the last time he ate... Last night
    13-have you found poop lately.. Yes
    14-a pic would be great ( including the frog ) any little cell phone pic is fine
    15- how old is the frog ... Not sure I guess 6 months
    16-how long have you owned him... 4 months or so
    17- is the frog wild caught or captive bred.. Not sure but I doubt it
    18- frog food- how often and if its diverse what other feeders are used as treats... I feed daily
    19- about how often the frog is handled.... couple times a week for couple minn
    20-is the enclosure is kept in a high or low traffic area....low


    I may be over reacting I'm just want to be prepared if there is a problem .
    Thanks ...
    any input is appreciated.

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    Default Re: Whites awake during day cycle

    Myself prefer to use treated dechlorinated tap (use Seachem Prime) than a "Spring Water" bottle with unknown origin or aggressive post collection processing.

    Recommend bring the temp up to 85F during the day with around a 10F drop at night. Ventilation is more important than humidity in Whites and will do OK with around 65%.

    Other than that you can continue to observe frog for any other signs of problem and maybe get a fecal sample and have a Herp/Amphib trained vet conduct a fecal test. Good luck !
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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    Default Re: Whites awake during day cycle

    My female pops out once in awhile during the day, then settles back down on a branch and waits for the viv light to go out at 6.
    Rest in peace Rosie 5-31-12
    Rest in peace Rufus 2-7-14
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    Well my guy did sleep and is eating . I'll just keep a eye on him and hope for the best .


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