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    Hey guys,
    I'm new to the forum and in desperate need of advice, I've had my WTF since August and up until now he's been doing great, eating crickets like crazy and in lovely condition, had no problems, but over the last week hes stopped eating completely, i had brought a new tub of crickets that looked a little larger than what i would usually get ( as that's all i could get at the time) he's around 3 inch's in length so i though they should be ok, i put some of them in his tank and he never touched them, he didn't even look at them, so i though oh right they're just to big, so i got smaller, and he is just not interested in them what so ever.

    The last 48 hours he's become very lethargic and just sits in the same spot maybe shifting a bit, but not venturing out at all, even at night he just sits there with his eyes half closed, and i have no idea what could be wrong, he's been kept in my fish room and its stays at 23-24 degrees in there all the time with out any other heating, i did put a heat mat down on one side a few days ago just encase he was cold, but he still didn't perk up. Humidity is about 50% and hes been cleaned out every 3-4 weeks, coco fiber substrate and nothing he could swallow to get impacted, fresh declor water in his bowl almost everyday, and regular feeding with crickets.

    Hes losing condition and i can see hes skinnier, so now i'm starting to worry i've checked him all over, got him out tonight to have a good check no cuts or marks, he was more active when handling, not panicking but just few little jumps wanting to move about, one thing i did notice was hes not sticking properly to what he grabs on to ? hes always been a little pink under his belly, but i've had experience with frogs for years and it doesn't look like red leg, just his skin, i will try and get photos but i really don't want to stress him to much if hes not right.

    i'm considering getting some wax worms tomorrow and trying to force feed him if any one thinks that would be a good idea ? or any form of powdered food i could make a paste of, if people have recommendations that would be great.
    any advice will be greatly appreciated, because i have no idea whats wrong with my poor little guy

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    Default Whites tree frog not eating, really not himself :(

    I'm sorry your frog isn't doing well . Please do not force feed yet. Only as a last resort. Parasites may be playing a part so i would see/email an amphibian experienced vet. In the mean time, please answer these questions numbered and specific

    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

    caerulea 1.1.0 (White's Tree Frog)
    Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis ​0.1.0 (Anerythristic Honduran Milk Snake) Tliltocatl albopilosus 0.0.2 (Curly Hair Tarantula)
    Aphonopelma hentzi 0.0.1 (Texas Brown Tarantula)
    Avicularia avicularia 0.0.2 (Pinktoe Tarantula)
    Brachypelma smithi ex. annitha 0.0.1 (Mexican Giant Red Knee Tarantula) Monocentropus balfouri 0.0.2 (Socotra Island Blue Baboon Tarantula)
    Harpactira pulchripes
    0.0.1 (Golden Blue Leg Baboon Tarantula)

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