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I've just been given an adult tinc with a deformity. He is full size, feeding well and appears healthy execept that one of his front legs sticks out at an angle and doesn't seem to move. The other 3 legs are OK. Friends are of the opinion that this is most likely the result of an injury rather than spindly leg, but I'd welcome other opinions.
Cute 'lil guy, has even aquired a name, Eric (the half a frog).
 

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It sounds like an injury due to the fact that spindly leg leaves the leg limp and/or underdeveloped. I most cases, if a frog has SLS, it will not be able to bare it’s weight on the leg(s) and may not live past a few months (in will survive for awhile while it reabsorbs it’s tale) In your situation, it sounds like you have a symmetrical, fully formed limb, however it has been injured. Can you post a picture (preferably with a good angle of the leg) so others can ring-in....
 

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Based on your picture, I would rule out spindly leg (Please note that this is just my opinion and I am not an expert in this matter). To me, it looks like a joint deformity or the result of a previous injury. I kept reptiles for awhile and seeing things like this reminds me of metabolic bone disorders which was primarily caused by lack of vitamins (calcium in this case).

I would say it is either:
(1) an injury which never healed properly
(2) a joint deformity

In either of these cases, I would say your frog can live a long happy life. You mentioned that it is eating well and very mobile. This is most likely not genetic and using this frog for breeding purposes would not produce inferior offspring. Make sure you are dusting your ff's with vitamins before feeding and enjoy your unique friend (try not to stare at his leg so he doesn't develop an image problem :D
 

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AJ,
I'd have to agree with Rob. The pic shows this well. It appears the distal part is thicker then the proximal end. I'd say this was due to a deformity or past trauma. But since he's eating and other wise healthy he/she should be fine. Remember the Vitamins and Ca.
Good Luck.
Mike
 

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I have seen mild cases of spindly leg in tincts that presented the same way.

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In my uniformed opinion, it's not spindly. The leg is skinny, but that can be attributed to lack of muscle mass due to disuse. Just like any other animal, if they can't use the limb, then the muscles will atrophy.
 
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