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    I bought a cane toad from a local reptile shop about 3 weeks ago now. He is already quite large for a male toad and I'm thinking that he has not had much interaction with people for most of his life, so he seems really jumpy whenever I approach his enclosure. I had expected with his size that he would be eating everything is sight but I have rarely seen him eat and when he does it's no more than a couple insects at a time. He spends almost 24 hours a day sitting in his water dish. Does this seem like normal behavior?

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    Hi! Toads like to soak, but if he's consistently spending almost his whole day in the dish, that's a bit odd. The rest of the tank may be a bit dry. Toads like the soil a little moist for burrowing, so praying 1-2 times a day may help. The eating sounds like a stress issue, I would recommend covering the back and sides of his enclosure and making sure he has a hiding place. It may take a little while, but he should calm down eventually. Once he does his appetite should be a lot greater. Just out of curiosity, what size enclosure are you keeping him in?
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    Default Re: Normal Cane Toad Behaviour?

    found these 4 links, not sure if they can help but here they are: http://www.reptilecentre.com/info-cane-toad-care-sheet , http://www.theamphibian.co.uk/cane_t...care_sheet.htm , http://blogs.thatpetplace.com/thatre...s-pets-part-1/, http://www.toadilytoads.com/ask_rococos.html

    Hows the toad doing?

    ...I also plan on caring for a cane toad, may I ask where you got yours?


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    I would check temperature and humidity--use a hygrometer/thermometer so that you can see enclosure conditions at a glance. Make sure that he has a hide or several hides available, with one facing the front of the enclosure, and cover the back and sides if you can. Field collected cane toads, especially those who are older and larger, can be very hard to settle down into an enclosure. He needs good enclosure conditions and time. The fact that he is eating even small amounts is a good sign.

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