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

Jessie J.

Ninja Nif
Joined
Feb 10, 2019
Location
Yoyleland
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!
 

Alpha1

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Mar 28, 2012
Location
USA
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.
 

Alpha1

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Mar 28, 2012
Location
USA
You're welcome, good to hear he's doing better, thanks for the update! :froggie:
 

Jessie J.

Ninja Nif
Joined
Feb 10, 2019
Location
Yoyleland
Original Poster
It's been several months- Charlie was released into the wild a little while ago, and he's pretty much healed. Bittersweet goodbye!
 

Alpha1

Pack Leader and Lover
Joined
Mar 28, 2012
Location
USA
Thanks for the update on Charlie, good to hear, you did well Jessie. Now he can enjoy nature again, I know it must have been bittersweet. 🐸
 


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