Obesity In Amphibians

Just like in humans or any animal, excess weight in amphibians can put a strain on the major organs of the body. In amphibians, obesity is more common among the larger species such as the barred tiger salamander and south American horned frogs. The condition is a common problem in amphibians that are raised in captivity. Obese amphibians are lethargic and they have difficulty moving around in their enclosures. They suffer from respiratory distress and the excess weight is visible.

The primary cause of obesity in pet amphibians is overfeeding. Consuming a regular diet with little or no regular physical activity can eventually result in extra calories being stored as fat. Pet amphibians that are ill may also pile on the pounds if they are unable to move around. 

Your vet Braselton, GA is a valuable source of information about your pet’s nutritional needs


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