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    One of my baby Eastern American toads (a little under an inch from snout to vent) has had some weird stroke. She was wild caught a few months ago and has been housed with her two "siblings" of the same size in a 10gallon tank until they get bigger to go with my other toads in a 65 gallon tank. Today I checked on her to find she is struggling to stay upright (righting reflex is off) and is leaning to the left. She is still active and appears to act fine, even hunting crickets, but she is just severely off balance. I'm wondering if I should be worried or what this could be/what could have caused it? Everything else about her seems normal, and I've kept toads for 10 years so I'm pretty experienced with them. At this point I'm not sure if a vet trip is a possibility.
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    Default Re: Baby toad possible stroke?

    could it be she's not getting enough vitamins and maybe has weak bones? she might have injured herself in some way?

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    I am thinking MBD, metabolic bone disease, have you been dusting their food?

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    I don't think MBD would happen overnight like that, her legs are strong. I've heard typically their back legs are weakened with MBD (I've never had a frog with it in my care.) And yes I've dusted their food. I feed them small crickets daily with a one day fast, and at least 4/6 of the feedings are dusted in Calcium+D3 if not all of them.
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    Default Re: Baby toad possible stroke?

    Could it be the temperatures? Could have overheated?

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    Their tank isn't currently heated in anyway but is in my heated pet room. The tank temp stays between 72-76*F (usually lower at night).

    Its now been two days since this happened and she still is tilted, but there are still no other symptoms and she appears active. She has eaten (with my help) and soaked in her water dish. I have her in a separate quaruntine tank from her siblings that I have made simple and easier to navigate.
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    1.1.0 Litoria caerulea
    0.0.1 Rana clamitans melanota
    0.1.0 Hyla Versicolor
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    Keep us updated please, I'm glad to hear she's still eating!

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