Tree Frog Disease and Care

Tree Frog Disease and Care of your frog

Tree frog disease is not limited to just anyone illness the frog can get.

Tree frog’s are highly sensitive to their environment and can develop sickness quite easily. Keep an eye on your tree frog and as much as you would like to. Do not handle your tree frog excessively if ever.

The tree frog will jump quite quickly from your hands and the surface they hit is undetermined. many times tree frogs die from bodily injury as they are so small. Some steps to follow are, watch for lethargy. If your tree frog begins to slow down and seems exceptionally un-alert, call the dealer from which you purchased him and explain all that is happening. Lethargy can occur in various diseases such as Red-Leg, Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD), edema, and others.

Red-Leg is often fatal because there is no known cure for it. Red-Leg has many other, more noticeable symptoms as well. Red-Leg causes the skin near the frog's legs to turn reddish. Some tree frogs naturally have a reddishness on their legs, the Red-Eyed Tree Frog is a prime example.

Sometimes the lack of humidity can cause these little guys to go brownish in their bright green bodies. Your frog should be nocturnal. If he is awake all during the day this can be a sign of a greater illness.

Look for any cuts, or bruises. or sores. If these can be seen and treated early on, he has a good chance of surviving the delivery. The package in which he was originally shipped had probably been banged around. Even the ride home with you can render considerable damage on these creatures.

This could also be the result of a bacterial infection, which needs to be taken care of by a vet immediately.

These type of infections by no fault of the frogs result in a possible infection which could kill your new friend. It is advisable to take your pet to a vet to have them examined and you could have a long life with your new tree frog. If your frog has all swollen looking, it is almost definitely edema.

There are actually two types of edema. One is the bacterial kind (which causes the bloating) and the other is from kidney failure due to vitamin toxicity. Both can be fatal to the tree frog which is why it is very important to consider what animal you should bring home. Smaller the animal does not mean, smaller the responsibility. Internal parasites can cause your tree frog to lose or gain weight.

Your tree frog should always look the way he did when you brought him home if not better from receiving more personalized care. Metabolic Bone Disease(MBD) can be fatal and is often seem common for the tree frog.

MBD usually makes the frog stop eating and jumping. This is due to lack of vitamin D and calcium.

A vet can cure both MBD and a parasite. No worries there but again we see how important it is to keep a close eye on your tree frog. Often times if your tree frog is too thin he may not be able to eat the foods that are provided. the crickets may be too large for their tiny mouths. All of these factors need to be considered.

Event he temperature, especially the temperature needs to be regulated thoroughly. Oodinium is another disease which your tree frog can get.

This usually occurs because of unsanitary conditions and can be completely avoided by keeping the aquarium as clean as possible while mating living plants and making the tree frog feel at home.

Hope your tree frog care goes well

Andrew Williums

Tree frog enthusiast

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