Metabolic Bone Disease?

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Metabolic Bone Disease?

Postby _ld99 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:39 pm

My frogs toe looks broken at times. He will be standing on it and it will be folded under his foot. Is this a case of MBD or is this normal? Other times the toe will look totally normal.

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Re: Metabolic Bone Disease?

Postby Philsuma » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:29 pm

I've seen a 'broken' toe once or twice and it never gets back to where it was - little floppy.

Hard to say if it's injury or otherwise. One reason I use a high quality Calcium superfine supplement. Human grade if possible. Rapashy is good. None of that oyster shell crap - Reptical.

I dust with calcium almost every single feeding. Rarely skipping especially when frogs are growing / breeding, which is most of the time anyway.

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Re: Metabolic Bone Disease?

Postby Philsuma » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:20 pm

There's no real way to 100% be certain of what you are dealing with unless you get the animal seen by a Vet.

I've had 2 frogs with kinda what you describe and they both ate well and grew large.

Do not use Repcal or Reptical if the ingredients say ' Shells from oysters'. Oyster shell is inferiour to a better quality chelated source of ground calcium.

Use these products:

http://www.shop.jl-exotics.com/category ... egoryId=25

https://www.genesisexotics.com/frog-vit ... plies.html

http://www.dendrocare.com/en/

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Re: Metabolic Bone Disease?

Postby Philsuma » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:22 pm

I would start out buying 'Repashy Calcium plus' in the smaller size bottle.

Store the bottle in the freezer or at least in a dry place not in direct sunlight or high heat.

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Re: Metabolic Bone Disease?

Postby _ld99 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:57 pm

Alright thanks a lot. Even if his toe is broken I don't care as long as he acts normal and isn't in pain.

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Re: Metabolic Bone Disease?

Postby Philsuma » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:44 pm

Philsuma wrote:There's no real way to 100% be certain of what you are dealing with unless you get the animal seen by a Vet.

I've had 2 frogs with kinda what you describe and they both ate well and grew large.

Do not use Repcal or Reptical if the ingredients say ' Shells from oysters'. Oyster shell is inferiour to a better quality chelated source of ground calcium.

Use these products:

http://www.shop.jl-exotics.com/category ... egoryId=25

https://www.genesisexotics.com/frog-vit ... plies.html

http://www.dendrocare.com/en/

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Re: Metabolic Bone Disease?

Postby _ld99 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:30 pm

I am ordering from joshs frogs because I am ordering a mistking also. But they have repashy calcium plus "lod". Is this the same thing?

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Re: Metabolic Bone Disease?

Postby joneill809 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:33 am

Here are the links to Josh's site for the supplement rotation I use:

With every feeding:
http://www.joshsfrogs.com/dendrocare-vi ... -50-g.html
http://www.joshsfrogs.com/repashy-calci ... z-jar.html

Every two weeks:
http://www.joshsfrogs.com/repashy-vitam ... z-jar.html

I seem to get better quality clutches with dendrocare in my rotation. It's non scientific but I like that supplement as well. You have to experiment with the frequency of vit A IMO. I found once a month to be inadequate for my Lorenzo (estimated by clutch fertility) so I moved to twice a month.

Buy fresh supplements every six months. Keep refrigerated. Good luck!

EDIT: I should clarify I alternate dendrocare and repashy ca plus weekly - I don't mix the two together. So I'll do one week of feedings with dendrocare, the. One week with ca plus, then back to dendrocare, etc. working in one feeding of vit A every other week.
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Re: Metabolic Bone Disease?

Postby _ld99 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:59 pm

I purchased the repashy supplement today. When I fed my frogs there seemed to be oranges dots all over the place after my frogs ate. What is this?


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