Whites Tree Frog Injured Nose Help

  1. Aquilist

    Aquilist Valued Member Member

    Hi,
    My 8-year-old GTF is a bit stupid. Her 90x45x60cm has a wire mesh lid which she keeps jumping at. She always does it. Anyway, today whilst I was cleaning it, I noticed there's a scratch on her nose. It's very small but I'm worried about infections. Is there anything I can put on it or am I worrying about nothing? She seems fine and is acting normal.
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  2. BReefer97

    BReefer97 Well Known Member Member

    She’ll be fine! Just keep her enclosure clean. White’s often rub their noses on things when they’re stressed out or because their enclosure is too small. Or like you said, she probably bumped it when she jumps around during the night. Either way, it will heal fine on it’s own. The wound will probably be a black/grey scar once it’s healed. We rescued one from petco that rubbed pretty much its entire nose off and once it was in the right environment, it healed all by it self.
     

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    Aquilist

    Aquilist Valued Member Member

    Thanks so much for replying! I couldn't care less about a scar, as long as she's happy and healthy. It's a bioactive build, so waste never sits for longer than a day. Hows your frog doing now?
     


  4. BReefer97

    BReefer97 Well Known Member Member

    That’s great! Ours is bioactive too. And she’s doing great, she’s been all healed up for a while now. We were actually looking for a green tree frog to put in another one of our vivariums, but accidentally bought the white’s without knowing that they get massive and eat everything. She was very little and beat up when we got her, so I couldn’t bring myself to return her to the pet store. I set up her own tank and she’s been with us for the last two years :) looking to get a larger tank for her so we can get her some friends here shortly. We’ve got a reptile room in the making.
     
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    Aquilist

    Aquilist Valued Member Member

    Same here! Always wanted a reptile room. Sadly, that won't happen till I'm out of school.
    I've had my Whites for 8 years. I've always wanted to get her some friends and finally purchased 2 more frogs yesterday. However, my new frogs are babies, so they can't go in with her for a few years. They're absolutely tiny and so cute, though!
     
  6. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    My brother’s leopard gecko had a nasty scrape on her nose, and we cotton swabbed it daily with plain water. It healed pretty quickly!

    You can’t do neosporin or anything like that, they might lick it off by mistake.
     
  7. BReefer97

    BReefer97 Well Known Member Member

    Tree frogs eat their shedding skin pretty often so swabbing it would be unnecessary. Just give her a good mist every day to make her skin damp so she’s more comfortable healing :) post some pictures of the babies!! I would love to see them!
     
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    Aquilist

    Aquilist Valued Member Member

    Ok. I'll just keep her clean and damp-ish.

    As requested :p

    Their bodies are around 4 cm long (so tiny!!)
    I decided that their names had to match TimTams! (For those who don't know, Tim Tam is an Australian biscuit.)

    So, introducing KitKat
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    and Oreo!
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    These guys are so adorable and I can't wait to watch them grow up!
     
  9. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Do the frogs have sticky skin?
    They really cute, their colors are amazing :)
     
  10. BReefer97

    BReefer97 Well Known Member Member

    Yeah, they kind of do. But you’re not supposed to hold them unless your hands are wet because you’ll damage their skin.

    And those babies are adorable! They’re about the size that mine was when we got her. We’ve had her for about two years now and she’s about the size of baseball now hahaha so chunky.
     
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    They really are cute :)
     
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    Aquilist

    Aquilist Valued Member Member

    Yeah sort of. Unless they’re wet, in that case they’re sorta slimy but not really.

    Thank you! Luckily it’s easy to tell the difference between them. KitKat is a bright green and Oreo is a muddy dark green.