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    I found a frog that appears to have been attacked by a cat, there are claw marks across his back and both his legs on his left side are fractured or broken. I think he is a Southern Leapord Frog. His left back leg is what worries me most, itís pretty bad. He still has feeling in his toes as far as I can tell. He is about 4 1/2 inches long if his legs were stretched out. Any advice? Should I amputate the leg and hope for the best or leave him be and hope it will heal on its own? It's broken where the knee would be on a person, so he wouldnít have to lose the whole leg. He is currently in a 10 gallon terrarium with hides/water and Iíve given him a little food. Please help!

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    Upate: Happy Easter! I amputated his (left back) leg today at the ‘ankle’. Please reply!!! No kidding I need help. Any advice is welcome! Can you recommend any products/supplies/treatments? PetSmart and Petco are in my area.

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    Poor guy. He's in pretty rough shape. If you own Neosporin without painkillers, you can dab that on some of the scratches to help prevent infection. Also try to keep things clean to help minimize the likelihood of infection, too. Otherwise, not sure what other advice to offer.

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    Thanks Bynny Ribbit, will do! I have tried to keep things as clean as possible and I am keeping him away from other animals as well.

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    Update: Frog is still alive!

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    Brought him inside cause it's cold. It would really stink if he froze to death after all this!

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    I think I answered you about the sex of your frog. It was a male frog from the information you gave me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Wardog View Post
    It was a male frog from the information you gave me.
    Ok I remember, thank you!



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    I upgraded her setup:
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    I’ve put my frog on a diet, she’s looking a little chubby lately!



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    She looks fine but maybe only from this angle. In any case I'm glad she's well.

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    Me too! I took the rocks out of her water dish. So hard to clean and they seemed to bother her.



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    Here is my advice for crickets

    This is how I keep Banded Crickets. They can last for 6-7 months and maybe longer I stopped count doing it this way.

    Get a large plastic bin and drill air holes on the too of the lid.

    Buy Mazuri Better Bug Gutload as the food for all your feeders and give it fresh two times a week to the crickets. You can and I recommend add in with the gutload Tetrafauna Reptocal with D3. This will give D3 along with more nutrients to the cricket and to your toad.

    Add repashy crested gecko diet and whatever repashy supplements to the gutload and calcium this makes the food smell better and attract the crickets. It adds more variety to their food. I use the color enhancer with this but it's not really anything necessary.

    Get Flukers Cricket Gel for a water source. It's kind of like giving the crickets Jello and the cricket gel has calcium in it to also help boost the crickets nutrition up for your animals.

    there's a lot more you can do with the diet but this is just the base and most important part that I'm explaining. Next you purchase a bulk amount of crickets from like Josh's Frogs or from Rainbow Mealworms. I'd say if you have a lot of animals somewhere between 200 to 1k could last you a very long time.

    The next step is very important you want to allow the crickets to have to or even three days if you're not in a rush to eat the food and drink the gel that you have provided. Doing this allows you to make sure the crickets have eaten and they are nutritious for your animals. The gutload actually says this on the instructions.

    if you want to breed the crickets they are very easy to breed in captivity and you could continue to have a living colony if you want. I am just covering the basics of keeping crickets for three to four months.

    I just tried roaches and they are the alternative to crickets. I am not generally sold on roaches I like using crickets more for the sound and for the hunt. I have large enclosures and I enjoy allowing my animals to hunt. There is nothing wrong with roaches but I have found great success with banded crickets. I have not had a cricket die in the last 4 months of keeping them and I got them when they were small. there have not been any that have bread in my bin either. I have replenished only once or even maybe twice but I have not had one Cricket died. This used to give me headaches and is why I switched the species of cricket I use and why I buy in bulk now. If you want to know more about how to feed the crickets to your animals and how to keep them alive I would gladly explain to you more in detail if you want. The nice thing about this species of cricket is that they are not aggressive and handling them by hand I have never been bitten by them unlike the other crickets you would receive in the pet store. They have never attacked my frogs or toads and I feel very comfortable with using them and calling them my staple feeder. I obviously use multiple feeders but they are the most important feeder that I keep and I make sure that I have good sanitary conditions for them as well as provide buffet style meals and I also make sure to keep up with them two to three times a week. Imagine A farm with many cows living but they are happy well-fed able to reproduce and they are nutritious for everybody to eat. This is the philosophy that I approached with having right now my crickets and also my mealworm colony. I hope this helps you.

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    Thank you so much! I got banded crickets and superworms when I went to the store, and so far it seems that she prefers the superworms. I’m thinking the crickets move around too much for her. Right now, the frog, crickets, and worms are all out in my garage (in separate enclosures), but I think I will be bringing them inside this week. It’s getting a little chilly. Thank you so much for the advice!!

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    So, not so great news. Aomaris’s leg IS healing (though a little crooked, she can still use it, which is a relief), however, she hasn’t eaten for about a week and a half. Out of desperation, this morning I mashed up some crickets and mealworms, mixed in some calcium powder, and had to force-feed her. She swallowed the first bite with some throat rubbing, but is holding on to the second. I’m hoping she will swallow when I leave. I’ve had to force feed small lizards and toads before, but never a frog. Is there an ‘off feed’ paste that I can use for her? She was doing so well, and I’ve grown really attached to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LetsSayWellRounded View Post
    So, not so great news. Aomarisís leg IS healing (though a little crooked, she can still use it, which is a relief), however, she hasnít eaten for about a week and a half. Out of desperation, this morning I mashed up some crickets and mealworms, mixed in some calcium powder, and had to force-feed her. She swallowed the first bite with some throat rubbing, but is holding on to the second. Iím hoping she will swallow when I leave. Iíve had to force feed small lizards and toads before, but never a frog. Is there an Ďoff feedí paste that I can use for her? She was doing so well, and Iíve grown really attached to her.
    Sorry to hear this. It could be the cooler temperature is effecting the metabolism of the frog. A supplement you can force-feed is this

    Carnivore care Oxbow

    I just ordered this. Search it on Amazon. Good luck!

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    Thank you so so much!!! I thought it was the cold too, but her hip bones were jutting out, so I got nervous.

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