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    Default 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 abrasions, lesions or redness on his body(which might indicate a possible health related illness) he still is interested in feeding and is very active as he is attempting to scale the walls of the tank all night long. he also appears to be pooping normally aswell and his body weight seem normal. The other toads in his enclosure appear to be acting normal right now. is it possible that my calcium supplements have expired and the reason he's changing color is because of a deficiency. why is he also really trying to escape is the seasons changing causing him to do this (I know its a wild animal but he's normally calm except when a low pressure system or a thunderstorm is moving threw my area). If anyone can help me it would be greatly appreciated as I am worried .

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    Default Re: toad changing colors all of a sudden help

    I wouldn't worry as long as he's eating well and is well hydrated. Did you happen to recently clean the enclosure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuchoTaco View Post
    I wouldn't worry as long as he's eating well and is well hydrated. Did you happen to recently clean the enclosure?
    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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    Toads of the Anaxyrus family will take on the color of the medium they spend the majority of their time in. I have black ones Tan ones and this spring/summer there were two who spent so much time in the water that they were greenish beige from the algae in the water. And it doesn't wash off no matter how much time they spend in the water during the spawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trout hunter View Post
    hello, yes I have recently took out the old eco earth and added new dirt and the toads are all eating.
    Your toads are just fine.
    Mine needs to go on a diet being she weighs 160g
    Toad=PIG

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