Saturday, February 28, 2015

1129. A green tree frog has closed eyes

Feb 28, 2015

I was surprised to see a green tree frog as a patient. This frog could not open his eyes. To me, it seems he had the 3rd eyelid covering his eyes. So he could not see and therefore would not eat the live cricket of 1.5 cm long at 1-2 crickets a week.

In the past 30 years, I never encountered one.
"How do you know he is a male?" I asked.
"Only male frogs croak," the man said. "He has bigger webbed feet."
"How about the genitals?" I asked.
"No need to check on that."

Interestingly, I had two in-patient terrapins with closed eyes too. Swollen upper and lower eyelids. The owner had bought eye drops from the pet shop but no success. He said he phoned the AVA vet to look for a frog vet. There was none the AVA vet could recommend.  Since he lives in Toa Payoh, he came to Toa Payoh Vets today. A green tree frog imported from Australia. Cost around $25.00.

"People will say that I should buy a new frog," he told me. "Cheaper than seeing a vet!" But he loves this frog. They could talk to each other. Animal-human communications. The human animal communicator advised him to consult a vet first before seeing him.

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