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Old 8th August 2009   #1 (permalink)
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The other day after it had stopped raining I went outside to look for earth worms, while I was looking along the shore line of a little stream, I found a bufos americanus I was happy to find a animal (I do not normally) so I picked him up, after I had picked him up I noticed his right was red, it appears to be half filled with blood (I am guessing it is blood because the volume of red fluid changes) besides the eyes problem, he has several gashes on his stomach, on of them is an open wound.
I brought him back to my house in the hope of I might be able to help him, he is curently in the same tank with my other toads (same species of toad). if you have any ideas on how I might be able to help him please do not hesitate to tell.



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Why would you take the risc of putting a sic or hurt animal with your healthy ones? I would quarantain it and let him heal properly.



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He does not seem sick, just injured.



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Putting an injured toad- whether it appears sick or not- in with your toads is irresponsible. I realize you're trying to help but sometimes you just need to let nature take its course instead of putting the toads you've already collected at risk. At the very least, if you're going to keep the injured one, you need to separate it regardless of if you think it's sick or not.

From your previous postings I realize you don't understand the importance of quarantining new animals- you should really consider this. Even if you have animals of the same species, it doesn't mean that newly caught animals can't introduce foreign pathogens or parasites.



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Okay, I plan to put him in a separate tank tomorrow, once I have a free tank.



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