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Old 05-29-2012, 03:57 AM
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While at my mother in laws house over the weekend, a native tree frog got into the house. I showed it to the kids and was going to release it outside when I noticed something strange about its mouth. Upon closer examination, its upper lip has suffered a relatively large injury in relation to the frogs size, it appears to have been split, cause unknown. The tree frog was active but more lethargic than other tree frogs I've seen, but otherwise appeared healthy. I kept physical contact to a minimum, and it is currently in a clear gallon water container with air holes and wet paper towels, which it hid in.

Should I let it go and let nature take its course, or should I try to nurse it back to health? And if so, how? A vet is not an option for the next few days, although that would be ideal. If anybody has any recommendations for a vet near my area, I'd be grateful. Being a wild animal, and not my own, I'd rather not have to spend a fortune on it, what with starting a new college next week and my mother in law starting chemo this week...
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:29 PM
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Thanks for the help guys I'm just kidding. I received some very helpful messages. The injury is looking like its healing cleanly so far, and the frog seems fine. I'll give it a couple more days to give it more recuperation time, then I'll let it go.
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All healed! It has a tiny little scar, but its eating fine (I fed it wild caught isopods and moths from the same area I found it in, because I wasn't sure whether pet store crickets were a potential source of possible pathogens) and I released it. I let it go on on a tree overhanging a small creek, it took off a second after I took the photo, which I took with my phone, at night, using a powerful LED flashlight, so sorry for the quality. Now I have to sanitise the temporary tank it was in. My wife thinks I'm nuts isn't it great?


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Great news! I'm so happy he made it
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