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Azureus legs look funny (spindly leg syndrome)?
#1

Hey guys I got a frog on a trade late last night and it was hard to see until this morning.  What do you guys think, is this a problem?  Is this metabolic bone disease or spindly leg syndrome? Or just flexible and thin?


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Hard to give a conclusive diagnosis but it does look thin.

'Spindly leg' presents more with the front legs I think. Matchstick arms (legs).

How does it move? Eat?

I would def make sure it gets decent calcium powdered superfine supplements with regularity.

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#4

Agree it looks underweight so it’s hard to say right now. Is it eating?

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#5

I saw it eat a few flies, as of now it's mainly trying to get out of its Tupperware container. Fingers crossed I use good nutrients
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#6

Don't keep it in too small of a container.

That's the old q-tine chestnut - the act of q-tine in a small, bare container actually puts the animal in more stress and is more harmful than introducing it into it's regular viv.

I agree that you do NOT want to place that animal into a viv especially with your other azureus. I guess just make sure the temp container is big and deep, or else it will probably keep climbing and trying to get out and possibly rubbing ect.

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It's one of those oversized show boxes, 12 quart I think. Definitely taller and wider than a normal sized shoebox. I put down ABG and some sphagnum, leaflitter and I planted a couple smaller plants in there for now. I have some of those bigger clear containers which I put the Santa Isabel's in I could use one of those it would be bigger than an 18x18 lol. It looks like she is sleeping as I don't see her on the walls anymore.
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#8

It just really freaked me out when I saw the back legs kind of crossed over each other like in a couple of the pictures above
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    Temp setup
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#10

Update:. She looks to be putting in a little weight.  Have her a vitamin bath and she appears to eat here and there.


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yeah, looks a lot better.

I'm not a fan of 'baths' - hard to control dosage through absorption ect.

I'd just continue to feed dusted FF medium/to heavy volume.

i'd transfer it to a viv soon - careful not to put it into an existing azures viv with highly defined pecking orders.

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#12

Agree it is looking much better! Also agree to get it in a viv. I’d suggest plenty of vertical climbing opportunities as well to help encourage it to forage and build up muscle tone.

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