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    So, this is my female American Toad Lola. I've had her for a year now, but I don't know her age. Can you guys figure out by this picture? (By the way, she is 2 inches, from snout to back end)Name:  PIC_0089.jpg
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    "Look on the wall behind you. Look at that little girl's face. I know you've seen it. But you know what she's never going to be able to see? She's never going to be able to see the simple wonder of a leaf in her hand. Because there's not going to be any trees. Now you think about that."
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    Has she grown at all since you got her? Banjo was 1.25in at the end of Sept '12 and she's more than doubled in size (and fat) since then. So I would say mine is probably about a year old. 2in is a little on the small side for a female, but not unheard of. If she's still growing, or recently stopped, she's likely under 3. That's just a guess, based on not much of anything except that's about the age they become sexually mature. Regardless, she's adorable.
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    When I got her she was a tiny bit bigger than toadlet size. Ever since then (One Year) she has grown an inch and a half making her two inches. But I was also guessing she was one year old because she didn't lay any eggs this spring. I dunno, maybe since they didn't get fertilized she absorbed them back into her body.
    "Look on the wall behind you. Look at that little girl's face. I know you've seen it. But you know what she's never going to be able to see? She's never going to be able to see the simple wonder of a leaf in her hand. Because there's not going to be any trees. Now you think about that."
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    I don't think they lay eggs unless they have a fairly large body of water, like a kiddy pool. As far as I know, they reabsorb them most times. But a year is a little too young to be gravid. My Banjo is still growing a little, but I doubt she'll get much bigger. Hasn't been gravid yet. Congrats tho, it's awesome to watch them grow up.

    *just measured Banjo and she's just shy of 3in. still looks like the tiny thing she used to be to me. i used to feed her way more than i do now. when i 1st got her she was too stressed to eat so when i found something she liked, i'd just give her as much as she wanted. and semi-recently she went through another growth spurt, shedding more than usual. had me worried, cuz they don't want to eat before a shed, but cut that out eventually. she shed this morning, then ate an earthworm so thought it'd be a good time to measure. very proud of her. last time i measured was maybe April (?) and she was about 2.5in.
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    "We like our choruses sung together, we like our arms in our brother's arms...
    We sing with our heroes 33 rpm, we're never goin home until the sun says we're finished,
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    wild hearts..."
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    0.1.0 B. a. americanus - "Banjo"
    1.0.0 Myotis lucifugus - "Fiendly" rest in peace, buddy. 06/15/13
    Rest in peace my sweet Ukulele 01/29/14

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    When I first caught my toad she was already to go and eat something. But, toads have their own little personalty! :P
    "Look on the wall behind you. Look at that little girl's face. I know you've seen it. But you know what she's never going to be able to see? She's never going to be able to see the simple wonder of a leaf in her hand. Because there's not going to be any trees. Now you think about that."
    R.I.P. Lola
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