Can anyone tell me what species of toad this is? American, fowler or cane?
I caught it in June/July 2011, it is currently march 2012 in Tampa, FL, USA
The toad was a lot smaller but not tiny when we caught it. It is now roughly the size of a bar of soap.
When younger it would eat dead or dried bugs from a dish as well as living bugs.
It puffs up and hisses air when touched but will allow holding in palm of hand as long as no sudden movements are made.
It is missing one of its hind feet. It was injured and healed before we caught it.
So it’s been a while since I posted about my small pets.
The hermit crabs are doing well. In fact they absolutely love when I put sticks with a bit of flat moss growth stuff in their habitat.
Now, you are not supposed to put stuff from outside in with them as it can introduce harmful bacteria. However, my take on it is that I’m building their immune system.
3 feet the toad is doing well I guess. Still not eating his dry food anymore but I assume he is eating the crickets.
Come spring I may build 3 feet a outside enclosure…. Hmmmm
I’m a bit worried about my toad. Three feet, hasn’t eaten it’s dry food on about a week and the crickets are still singing in it’s enclosure.
Maybe three feet is trying to hibernate because it’s getting colder.
I can’t release it until summer when we return to our original home. I’m not sure what kind of toad three feet is and I don’t want to introduce an invasive species up here. Also with it recently snowing and winter on its way I’m
Nervous three feet will freeze to death if I release her….
So it’s a wait and see….
Well I bought some live crickets for my toad… Turns out my toad’s roommates, the hermit crabs, like catching and eating crickets as well.
Can anyone tell me what kind of tiad this is? This is my little friend named 3 feet as he/she has 4 legs but only 3 feet.
3feet eats dead bugs, live bugs, hermit crab food pellets and sometimes even dog food…. Weird I know!!!
3feet shares a large habitat with 3 medium sized purple pincher hermit crabs.
I noticed one day that the crabs’ food bowls was practically being licked clean and the fact that I saw 3feet in front of our smack cricket buffet for the crabs and then the smashed cricket buffet disappeared rather fast (over night 10-20 smashed crickets gone)
So I’ve bought dried meal worms, dried shrimp and dried blood worms and mixed these together to get a good variety. I also go out several times a week to look for worms and Rollie pollies.
3 feet has gained a lot of weight once being hijacked from the wild.
I feel guilty… But now what can I do besides do the best I can.
The shell beside it is where I put the food. 2 hrs prior to the picture it had 3 frozen worms( harvested from outside today,), hermit crab powder food and dried meal worms.
Well my last toad…Aka 3 Feet is getting huge… Actually/he/she (?) is fat
He is a weird toad. I noticed he ate the dead smashed crickets (the escapees a while back) i put for the hermits, so I tested my hypothesis that he was eating dead bugs by buying freeze dried meal worms and putting them in a shell dish. At first he didn’t eat them but when I added hermit crab “tiny nuggets”, the next morning the dish was clean!
Now those of you who have hermits know that the crabs eat very little… Very little…and after 2 weeks of meal worms, crab nuggets, random bugs, snails, worms and dog food 3 Feet is fat and seemingly content.
However, this seemingly slightly omnivorous toad is starting to make me question my assumption that he is an American toad. He looks like an American toad but everything I’ve read says that toads are hunters not scavengers and that they need prey to move (BUT that American toads have been known to steal dog food…)
I’m just debating on whether he is an American toad or a cane toad. Cane toads are very omnivorous and that is the only reason I question whether my toad is American or Cane.
Maybe his injury (loss of foot) caused him to be an opportunistic eater? Who knows…. All I know is that he eats dead bugs, live bugs, crab food and dog food…. I’ll post a pic soon.
(I have not checked for grammatical or spelling errors)