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PostSubject: Frog is very lethargic    Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:58 am

Hi, you have a very nice forum

My concern is that my meadow frog is very slow and doesn't move much. All he does is sit in water... He has a 10gallon tank. He's always been like this. He doesn't croak much either... He might be a girl....  HELP!
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PostSubject: Re: Frog is very lethargic    Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:18 am

Hi there ^-^ I'm no frog expert and because you seem to be the only frog lover so far on the forum (congrats btw) I suggest going to the vet and checking for any sickness and check the gender of your frog.


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PostSubject: Re: Frog is very lethargic    Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:01 pm

Hi there, I myself own a Northern Green Frog, this lethargic behaviour is very common in captivity, since there are no real predators, and their prey is hand fed to them, so they will rarely scrounge for food. They truly feel no need to jump about. However, if you feel like the problem has gotten worse or is simply something else, I recommend you get in touch with your local veterinarian. As for the gender, does your frog croak at night? This is one way to see, but when observing the frogs eardrums, if it is found that the frog's eyes are smaller then the drum, then, you have yourself a female! However, if the ear drums are bigger, you have a male. If you have difficulty reading or understanding the eardrum comparison, link me a photo, and I would be glad to decipher!

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PostSubject: Re: Frog is very lethargic    Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:26 pm

@HelloHamster wrote:
Hi there, I myself own a Northern Green Frog, this lethargic behaviour is very common in captivity, since there are no real predators, and their prey is hand fed to them, so they will rarely scrounge for food. They truly feel no need to jump about. However, if you feel like the problem has gotten worse or is simply something else, I recommend you get in touch with your local veterinarian. As for the gender, does your frog croak at night? This is one way to see, but when observing the frogs eardrums, if it  is found that the frog's eyes are smaller then the drum, then, you have yourself a female! However, if the ear drums are bigger, you have a male. If you have difficulty reading or understanding the eardrum comparison, link me a photo, and I would be glad to decipher!

Welcome to the forum!

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Thanks HelloHamster, she is actually a girl! And all your answers really help! My dad said we should take her to the vet anyway, just to be sure! I'll keep you updated!
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PostSubject: Re: Frog is very lethargic    Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:06 am

Thank you! Hope to hear from you soon! Best of luck with you and your frog!

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PostSubject: Re: Frog is very lethargic    Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:26 pm

Thanks! Turns out you were right! The vet said that's just her new "Captivity Personality"! Ella (my frog) and I thank you! Very Happy
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