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I have a white that has not been happy for a while now and I am in a quandry as to what to do. One of my frogs appears to have broken its front left wrist, the 'hand' is curled up on itself and when the frog is resting it does not uncurl. The 'fingertips' are not sticking or gripping either, I know making a splint is impractical , what can I do?

I have tried to keep it isolated and in a floatation enviroment but she was really peeved at that and kept hopping about, she is now back in the normal viv but the hand is still not right, the hand is not a healthy colour.

Will this be fatal?

please help.

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mador said:
I have a white that has not been happy for a while now

How long is awhile??
Whites are known for not being the most graceful of frogs so a fracture in the leg is not uncommon.

Has it gone black??? (the affected area)

I highly recommend that you get ot to a vet pronto style you may have increased its risk of dying already by not taking it.

meanwhile I'd recommend that you set up a temporary vivarium for your frog keep it ultra clean meaning change the water everyday pick up dead crickets poo etc everyday use plain kitchen roll as a substrate (cleaner the better)

Really though you should have it to the vet ASAP they may give you Hibiscrub to keep the area clean or possibly batril im not an expert but i cant see it looking very promising

Let me know how it goes and good luck.
 

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:( , she's been like this for about 10 days now.

not good, am nursing her in seperate viv now, leg is not black but just curled under her, the toes do not spread out, and she is not walking on it properly. - looks like 'hobbling' - if you know waht that is.

I'm hoping tlc and prayers will get her by, I am really quite attatched to my little fellas now.

thanks for the input.
 

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Hmm A vet....

Why didn't I think of that???? :bash:

first thing I did- I am not that stupid, unfortunately nearest exotics vet who could help is miles away and the local vet specialises in farms beasties,cats, dogs etc.. So I spoke to an old buddy in Glasgow who is married to one.....she keeps lizards, frogs, spiders,snakes, cats, dogs...I need not go on...she has a soft spot for all critters...

got her advice the same day I posted on here....only later on....she sent some stuff and told me to isolate said frog, ....told me prognosis was not good.

Said frog is now looking much better and feeding again, almost ready to go back in main viv. I'll just keep her like this for another few days...
 

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I'm glad to hear he's going to be alright, sounds like you got it sorted :)

Hopefully you'll never need a vet in an emergency seeing though you decided it was okay to keep amphibians even though you live nowhere near one :?
 

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She will be fine, thank you.

Whites are supposed to be very hardy and simple to keep, I only got these one a few weeks ago.There is nothing in the viv sharp enough to damage one.

water, humidity,temp, substrate,vegetation, moss etc are all OK. I didn't expect to own a frog that was into adrenaline sports that would injure itself only 14 days after getting them.

good luck with yours.

btw try an easy frog before spending £60+ on an azure, they are finicky in the extreme according to vet and literature.
 
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