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    squash cricket gut load

    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone has used squash or pumpkin guts as a gut load for their feeder insects



    Thanks
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    Re: toad shedding question

    This is interesting as I also rarely see my toads shed due to the fact that there mainly nocturnal but I was always under the impression that toads would eat their old skin like frogs as I have seen...
  3. Re: toad changing colors all of a sudden help

    hello, yes I have recently took out the old eco earth and added new dirt and the toads are all eating.
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    toad shedding question

    Hi all,

    I may be worrying for a non existent threat but one of my toads has shed and left what I believe to be a small piece of shed the shape of a foot in the tank. Im not sure if one of them...
  5. Re: Freeze dried mealworms for baby toads?

    Hello,

    Just as a precaution I would not use freeze dried insects as food as it is not as nutritious as a live insect. the freeze dried bugs are not gut loaded and would not hold any signifiant...
  6. Re: Wild toad bloated, unsure if injured? Need help

    Hello,

    I could be wrong but it sounds like the toad is stressed from being found and placed into a bucket they usually puff up as a defense. since it is very stressed its possible it might remain...
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    Re: alternative to crickets

    I appreciate the reply. yeah I thought id ask if it was alright to give them the mealworms because I have been alternating their diet between the mealies and crickets and they seem to really like the...
  8. Re: American Toads vomiting up dead skin?

    Yeah no problem any more questions feel free to ask, If you just give them the proper care ie diet, calcium supplements , proper clean habitat then they will take care of the rest ie shedding skin....
  9. Re: American Toads vomiting up dead skin?

    I could be wrong but it sounds like they are just shedding their old skin. When they do this they eat their old skin and repeatedly open their mouths and which I guess kinda does look like...
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    Re: alternative to crickets

    Hello,

    I just wanted to follow up with a question that never got answered or I was able to find online but which are better : mealworms or superworms ( I would be removing the heads off super...
  11. Re: How often should I feed my american toads?

    Im not sure what some of the online literature is saying but I live in Canada and all I have seen is the regular subspecies of American toads and the Hudson Bay subspecies of American toad. I have...
  12. Re: How often should I feed my american toads?

    Hello, Like the others stated, crickets are good feeders as well as the other bugs listed. I usually feed three to five of the medium to larger sized crickets as the smaller ones do not fill my...
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    Re: alternative to crickets

    Thanks to everybody who contributed replies to this thread. I will continue to feed with a diet comprising of crickets and and alternating feeder of either meal, horn or butter worms. I appreciate...
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    Re: Toad behaviour change

    Hi there, My toad is just under 4 inches without legs. I am unsure of her age but I have had her since august of 2018 I dont think she's really all that old maybe 4-5 years old because she moves...
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    Toad behaviour change

    Hello all,

    My large female toad who is normally calm, has been acting differently than usual. She has been trying to climb the glass walls which is unlike her regular behaviour. It usually occurs...
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    Re: alternative to crickets

    It sounds like a great place for amphibians populations to thrive!
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    Re: alternative to crickets

    Would spiders or pill bugs that I find in my basement be ok if I throw them in as I find them. If not there is a wildlife sanctuary and nature trail not too far from my house which I know has a...
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    Re: alternative to crickets

    all replies are greatly appreciated, I will look into these insects.
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    Re: alternative to crickets

    Agreed. crickets are a primary feeder as they are readily available in all pet stores in my area as well as they are easily gut loaded and provide a natural hunting oppertunity for my toads. How...
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    Re: alternative to crickets

    I appreciate the reply. I will look into the feeders you posted. Waxworms or supers may work as a side dish as they could be fed to both my amphibians and my pet leopard geckos . I have been...
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    alternative to crickets

    Hello,

    I am wondering what feeder would be good to feed my toads in addition to crickets and nightcrawlers. my local pet stores have crickets, mealworms/superworms hornworms, butterworms, wax...
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    eco earth routine question

    Hi all,

    how often should I be changing the eco earth in my toad tank. I do regular spot cleaning every time I notice feces and I change the water every other day. I do not currently have a...
  23. toad changing colors all of a sudden help

    Hi all,

    my male toad has all of a sudden turned to a very light shade of brown overnight, this kinda concerns me as he is normally a very dark brown almost black on a regular basis. There is no...
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    Re: Keeping wood frogs

    Thanks for the reply, from what it sounds like they would not make a good pet and It answers my question why in present day, there really isn't that much success in keeping them.
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    Re: Keeping wood frogs

    Hi there,
    What made you decide not to attempt keeping ? From what it sounds like they are very high maintenance. I am aware that nightcrawler would give runny stools but what grubs also do this...
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