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Other signs of sickness include a loss of appetite, lethargy (when a frog becomes extremely inactive), and weakness. This illness acts very fast, so bring your frog to a vet right away if its legs begin to turn red. Fungal Infections When a frog has a cut or another injury to its skin, that area could become infected with fungus. A fungal infection looks white or discolored and could be swollen or red. Your frog’s vet can prescribe a treatment in which you soak your frog in a special solution once per day to clear up the fungus.

Frog Diseases There are a few diseases common to frogs. If you believe your frog might have one of these diseases, bring it to a vet right away. Red Leg Disease Red Leg Disease is a sickness that causes the blood vessels in a frog’s inner thigh to burst, causing the skin to turn red. The most common cause of this disease is a terrarium with too many frogs and a dirty environment. Other signs of sickness include a loss of appetite, lethargy (when a frog becomes extremely inactive), and weakness.

Mattison, Chris. 300 Frogs: A Visual Reference to Frogs and Toads from Around the World. Ontario: Firefly Books, 2007. Moffett, Mark. Face to Face with Frogs. Washington, DC: National Geographic Children’s Books, 2008. htm The ARAV is a group of vets that specialize in treating reptiles and amphibians. Their website has lists of vets who care for frogs and other amphibians and reptiles. org/exhibitions/frogs The American Museum of Natural History offers this website filled with information about frogs and their evolution and ecosystems.

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