Myasis is an external disease that
occurs in frog. Myasis occurs when the frogs body is attacked
by maggots, flies or other similar parasites. This attack
normally occurs when the living conditions of the frog are
not kept clean. The most common cause is dirty water although
overall cage conditions can also be the cause.
Parasites survive by feeding of a living host, which in this
case happens to be your pet frog. The longer they are allowed
to do this, the more damage they will cause.
The maggots can come from another infected frog, or by flies
festering in the tank. The maggots will usually clump around
the frogs head, and are completely visible to the naked eye.
To remove the maggots, you can use soft tongs or tweezers.
This can be a tedious process because maggots usually are
not all that big. After the maggots have been removed you
should thoroughly sanitize the frogs enclosure and take your
frog to the veterinarian. If you fail to sanitize the enclosure
and keep the living standards up to par it is likely that
the maggots will return shortly.