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    Default New Toad Mom: Worried about loneliness

    Hi there,

    I recently purchased by first ever fire bellied toad and it has been the best week of my life so far. However I recently came across a couple of pages saying that they can become lonely and now I am extremely worried that he will become lonely. I am a college student and we are only allowed to have a 5 gallon tank in our room and since I read a few posts saying a toad only needs 4 gallons I felt comfortable getting one. But will he become lonely? Do I need to sneak in a larger tank so he can have a friend? I just wanna be a good toad mom. Thank you for the help/reassurance!

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    Default Re: New Toad Mom: Worried about loneliness

    I really don't think toads get lonely, however fire belly toads seem to do well in small colonies. If you don't have room for two, just enjoy the one you have.
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