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    Default Trouble In The Enclosure

    Is there trouble in the enclosure or a frog is sick ?
    It is great that one seeks advice !
    After all, that's why we are here !!!

    There ,actually, may be nothing wrong ?
    A change in behavior warrants keeping a close eye on the frog.
    Diarrhea or a break-in-the-skin needs to be treated properly and ASAP !
    Possible causes of a problem or illness need to be determined and corrected.

    'patience is a virtue' AND 'time is of the essence'

    If there is trouble in the frog enclosure it will be very helpful by providing as much of the following information as possible as there are MANY experienced members hear to help

    Start a NEW THREAD
    - by cutting and pasting the questions below into the forum area for the frog species you need assistance with.
    - try to answer as many questions as possible.
    - if you do not know an answer to a question say "I don't know" rather than leaving it blank.


    1----what 'kind' of frog is it ( what species)
    2----please include a photo of the frog
    3----Please include a photo of the frog's current enclosure
    4----size of enclosure ( W" x D" x H" )
    5----# on inhabitants - ( if there is another frog --- is there a size difference ? )
    6----has or was the frog kept with a different species or with any other tank mate
    7----is there a new tank mate----was the new tank mate quarantined
    8----what is the typical humidity level
    9----what temperature is maintained
    10---what is, specifically, being used to maintain the temperature of the enclosure
    11---describe the enclosure lighting ( very specifically)
    12---describe enclosure maintenance ( water changes, cleaning etc)
    13---what kind of water is used
    -----for misting
    -----for the frog's soaking dish
    -----is de-chlorinator used / what brand
    14---material(s) used for substrate - be very specific
    15---enclosure set up:
    -----if recent - describe how the enclosure was cleaned
    -----plants( live or artificial) if artificial plants are used are they plastic or fabric
    -----describe wood, bark , and background materials
    16---when is the last time the frog ate
    17---have you found poop lately
    18---how often is the frog fed
    19---what size feeder is given
    20---what other feeders are used as treats
    21---what is the frog's main food source
    22---do feeders roam free in the enclosure or is the frog bowl fed
    23---vitamins - what brand and how often
    24---calcium - what brand and how often
    25---was the frog without calcium for any period of time
    26---approximate age of the frog
    27---how long have you owned the frog
    28---who cared for the frog before you
    29---is the frog wild caught or captive bred
    30---how often the frog is handled -- are gloves used ( what kind of gloves)
    31---is the enclosure kept in a high or low traffic area
    30---has or was the frog properly quarantined (yes or no)
    -----for how long
    32---has the frog been treated with any medication:
    -----for what
    -----name of medication
    -----for how long
    -----what dose
    -----was medication prescribed by a herp vet

    Moderation - notes
    This thread is a 're-creation" of the prior sticky on August 10, 2014 to minimize confusion ---> sticky/locked
    old thread ( was left locked ) sticky > released @ view count -2640
    Link to older version --->
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