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    Question Dart Frog Constipated? Or just a regular poo?!

    Sorry about the topic... Just been watching my Dart tinc 'Phoebe' looking a pit weird, apparently struggling to 'go' - puffing up and then seeming to do a squeezing motion. She was also wiping her front left eye repeatedly whilst doing the intermitted 'squeezing motions' . Is this a normal thing? Looked like a lot of effort. She was sat in a dark hollow, so impossible to see if she did poop. She did hop off a little later for a tour of the viv and seems quite normal.
    Should I be worried?


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    Default Re: Dart Frog Constipated? Or just a regular poo?!

    A photo is always very helpful.

    The frog could be 'shedding'. If so, perfectly normal. They will typically open and close their mouths during this.

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    Default Re: Dart Frog Constipated? Or just a regular poo?!

    Lynn! Again thank you very much! I followed the link and it does look like that... I had no idea they did this! Excellent weird little things..
    Will try to remember to take a photo or video if anything else comes up!

    Thanks again,
    Carly and Rory

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