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Treefrog With Wounded Back Leg- Urgent Help Needed- Please Help!

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    Exclamation Treefrog With Wounded Back Leg- Urgent Help Needed- Please Help!


    While outside this evening, I found a wounded treefrog sitting by my pond. The frog is currently in my semi-aquatic, filtered treefrog terrarium with three smaller frogs of a different species.The bone looks like it's broken, and the frog is unable to move the lower half of his leg. Thoughts? I can't take him to a vet because my family and I don't know of any amphibian/reptile specialists in our area, and a trip would be considered "too expensive" for a frog that might die anyways. What should I do? How do I clean the wound? I have alcohal, witch hazel, and several other things on hand. Does his leg need to be amputated? I know that he/she probably won't survive in the wild with a half-leg or mangled one, so it might need to become an indoor pet; in that case, what would I feed it? Also, does anyone know the frogs' gender? I can set up a separate terrarium if needed, and I have a hermit crab heater, several filters, bedding, a drip system, and other terrarium equipment on hand if so. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it, and I'm sure the frog would too!

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    I really don't know anything about frogs, but is it possible to set the leg in some type of a splint? The bone isn't coming through the skin is it? I don't think the frog would survive in the wild either after such an injury, even if he received medical attention. I personally wouldn't use alcohol, I imagine it would be too harsh to use. A vet might amputate the leg. Good luck, glad you're helping the little guy. There a little bit of info about what to feed him/her, website HERE.

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    Thank you!
    Charlie is now doing better.

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    You're welcome, good to hear he's doing better, thanks for the update!

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