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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Apparently after being cooped up in an aquarium for the last 5 years, Squishy decided that last night would be the perfect time to explore my bedroom.


I awoke to these weird little clumps of soggy fuzz everywhere, and I thought it was pretty odd because they weren't there when I went to bed. I was picking my stuff up so I could let Smudge out, and when I lifted up a pile of clothes.... I discovered a Squishy hiding under them!
Once I finished freaking out and realized that that thing was actually my frog, I scooped him up and put him back in his tank. He was completely covered in rabbit fur, but otherwise he seems OK! There is a 1" gap in the tank's lid for the filter, so I covered it so he can't get out again.


Do you guys think he'll be OK?! He is acting perfectly normal, but he must have fallen about 3 ft and I have no idea how long he was out! He was still moist when I found him, and he tried to escape when I picked him up so he still had energy left.


And why would he have jumped out? I know that it can be a sign of bad water quality, but I just did a water change a few days ago. I'm redecorating his tank and he got anew cave, but that's the only thing that is different.
I had been feeding him wax worms through the gap in the lid earlier yesterday, so could he have jumped out because he thought there was more food?



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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 01:08 PM
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They have very small brains, little room for rationality I'm glad he's okay and your rendition of the events was hilarious!!
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Since he was still moist when you found him (meaning he wasn't out for long), he should be fine, just keep an eye on him .

The ACFs, as opposed to ADFs, seem more likely to climb out even when water quality is good. I'd test your water but yes, it's possible he was looking for food.




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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, thanks for making me feel better LOL. It's been over 24 hours since I rescued him, and he is still acting normally so I don't think he was injured! I'll test my water just in case.


@Amanda: Ha, you should have been there! I don't think I've even been so scared by one of my pets before! Squishy looks a lot bigger outside of his tank, and he was a really odd yellow color and covered in hair. Not really something you expect to find hiding under your laundry.


I don't think I realized how much I would miss him if he didn't make it until yesterday though. I'm so used to having him, it would be weird without him.



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