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Posted by henry on March 26, 2003 at 16:21:05:
In Reply to: Whites tree frog question posted by DSC on March 26, 2003 at 16:10:47:
Your conditions are good and White's don't hibernate. It sounds like your frog is ill. This is not unusual. A new frog is the shakiest kind you can own. Once the acclimate they can put up with a lot. The stress of shipping and importation are significant and whatever is ailing him predates your care, I'm sure. I would suggest you take him back to the dealer.
This is not as cold a recommendation as you might think. I know you would like to rehab this frog but the truth is it is very unlikely. Once they become this lethargic they are in bad shape. But more importantly the only thing that will make the dealer review his care practices or wholesale source will be if he can't successfully sell the frogs. A frog that is returned is not successfully sold, according to the store's inventory. A frog that dies in your care just beyond the return policy period was a succesful sale since they didn't have to take him back. And that will lead to replenishing the stock of sick and dying frogs. This is the cycle we would like to stop.