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Old 08-21-2014, 10:41 PM
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Hi Guys,

My red eye are still in a temporary plastic box, terrarium will be done this weekend, yesterday I realised one of them opening his mouth.

Is it a normal behaviour? Should I be concerned about it?

I am pasting a link to youtube i just took last night.

http://youtu.be/G4CXjl3wvoo

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Default Re: Frog is opening his mouth, should I concern?

It looks like he might have just finished shedding and he's smacking his lips.

eta: video of my tree frogs shedding Phyllomedusa tomopterna shedding - YouTube
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That is reminiscent of a snake realigning it's Mandibles post feeding. I can finally understand why a frog shedding would cause panic in those, like me, who've never seen it before. Thank you!
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Could be calcium deficiency. Is it able to eat?
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Default Re: Frog is opening his mouth, should I concern?

I think I`ve only seen it twice in 9 years.

*Edit- I just looked at your video..not I`m not so sure it`s a shed
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Here's a D. tinctorius shedding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-fLk2noDyk
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looks like shedding to me. My RedEyes shed all the time. normally right when the lights go out and they wake up.
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Could be calcium deficiency. Is it able to eat?

I am not sure how health they are, I just got it.

I didn't see they eating yet, but I realised some crickets missing on the box, should I start dropping calcium gluconate 2 x a day?

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A rush to treat without a proper diagnosis can be dangerous, even deadly. Please do not mention a vendor name here (Board rules, not mine) but can you describe where you bought it? (local pet store, live animal show and sale, a guy in a back alley with frogs inside a trenchcoat, etc....). Will you also include in your response the following:

What do you supplement with? How often do you supplement? How old are your supplements? How do you store them? How long have you kept frogs, about?

What may well turn out being obvious is that it's nothing your husbandry caused. Still, if we are to truly help, telling you how to fix whatever it is will not give you the information needed to help prevent a similar problem in the future.

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I am not sure how health they are, I just got it.

I didn't see they eating yet, but I realised some crickets missing on the box, should I start dropping calcium gluconate 2 x a day?
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Even forgetting about the behavior for a second, I would recommend you quarantine them separately if you are not sure that they are both eating.

Simple, individual set ups will allow you to count/keep track of food items, allow separate fecal collections if needed, etc...

With RETF's especially, I would want to be 100% sure they are both taking food before releasing them into a finished viv...
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