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Zoodulcis
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Since he pooped well and you know he isn’t constipated, a honey bath won’t do much. Instead, to keep him going until he regains his appetite, try this…Plain, clear, unflavored pedialyte mixed to a 1:10 part ratio with luke warm dechlorinated water. Soak for 30 minutes. If you’ve never used it, it is sold in the infant section of any Walmart or Kmart, etc. and in the kids medicine section at any grocery store.

Do this only once a day. Empty the solution out and refill the dish with dechlorinated tap water. Why tap water? Because it has critical trace elements and minerals to help him with his metabolism and osmotic balance. This should buy you time for another week. If he still refuses even a morsel you may need to force-feed him an insect mush using a syringe in a week’s time. Some keepers have had good luck force-feeding herptivite every couple of days. A frog in good condition originally should be able to go for a month with no food if they are soaked in pedialyte daily.

And of course, the advice no forum member ever wants to hear, a trip to the vet may be necessary.