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i recently recieved two Y patterned yellowback tincs. both are a year but still small, svl is less then 1". yesterday, i noticed the one that has spiderlegg moving around better but it's head was twitching.

i received these from the midwest and am wondering if the twitching is
a residual effect from travel or poor diet. all food items are dusted on
my end at feeding time but can't say anything about where they came from, sure they were well taken care of there too though.

thnx
 
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vit-dif

i thought that too as i'm familiar with geckos and such but since i've gotten
the frogs, i've been dusting well each feeding with Rep-Cal Ultrfine Calcium and am going to be getting that uk product...i forget the name.

some days i dont' seem any clumbsy walking or anything. in fact today i noted that "Gimpy" was jumping around quite well for some food.

i was told by a uk frog guy, won't disclose name, that it might very well be spiderleg? and that i should freeze or hammer (WHAT?!?!?!?) this one.

what else could it be beside not enough vitamins? i've had them since the friday before frog day and before that i can't really say what the care was.

all of them have put on some weigth though...umm...one is a bit round n the gut area...LOL.

Thanks!
 

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When you say "spiderleg" do you mean spindley leg?

And also, did this frog have this condition when you bought it?
 
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quote"...The frog with the frontleg is not sick but has "spiderlegsyndrom". ..."end quote.
 
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If it does have SLS (spindly leg syndrome), then the best thing for that frog would be to put it down. I know this sounds harsh and is something you probably do not want to do, but it would be in the best interest of the frog. I've had quite a few vents morph out with SLS back when I first started working with them and nursed a few of them only to have them die a few months later.

-Bill J.
 
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SLS

How can i be sure this frog has it? what is the habits or such of infected animals and how does it happen? is it something with incubation or just a birth defect?
 
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SLS is a very perplexing issue that has no definite answer. The consensus is that it is caused by parental diet (lack of Vit E/ folic acids) but there could be other issues at hand as well. A frog that possess this problem will have malformed front limbs if they even develop at all. Movement is very difficult for these animals and it will be very noticeable whether or not SLS is the factor. I guess one could say that it's just something you have to see for yourself to gain a full grasp of how it appears. If possible, try and get some pics of this frog up and I'm sure some of us could help with a visual diagnosis. Hope this helps shed some light on the situation.

-Bill J.
 
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the legs look normal. no bumble foot or other abnomalities normaly associated with non-healthy parents or bad water conditions at incubation.

when i first got them, this one would site with one hand on top of the other. wold fall over when trying to walk and if it lunged, it would crash like the Wright bothers.

i'll get some photos posted at my site and if you don't mind i'll post a link here. i can't use the Img function as my site as htaccess issues.
 
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yeah - i own my servers and do to a security breach, we've added a 403 error page to all images and jv script folders to mark right-click activty as well as collect ip addresses. i'll post a link here tonight with some photos that will be posted on my site but again, thanks for the idea!
 
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still clumbsy...

the tinc with the supposed-sls issue is better but at time will still land face first. she is also becoming more aggresive to the other female. by that i mean during feeding time, when all are at the front, she will stand on the face of the other female. i am worried about stress.

i normal build larger tanks but am housing these in a well planted ten gallon. i feel i need something larger and have ordered the glass for it but won't get that until july.

should i just get a temp tank for Twitch or freeze as i've be suggested? what, is she does have sls, will her life be for her?

Deven
 
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