Toad lovers the world over lament the lack of quality information about keeping the animals as pets. For instance, if you ever wanted to know how to tell if a toad is dying, you would be hard-pressed to find an ample supply of online information from verifiable sources. There just isn’t a lot out there… Continue reading How to Tell If a Toad Is Dying – 7 Troubling Signs
Toads are interesting creatures to keep as pets. Some species require quite a commitment from their owners. They have to be fed and watered; their enclosures have to be cleaned; they even have to be monitored for sickness and disease. Under normal conditions, all of this has to be done for years. How long do… Continue reading How Long Do Toads Live in Captivity?
Spend some time digging around herpetology forums and you are likely to see the following question asked more than once: why is my toad bloated? Bloating is one of the more commonly voiced complaints among amateur herpetologists. It can be a confusing issue given the fact that some species of toads might look bloated even… Continue reading Why Is My Toad Bloated?
Paralysis is defined medically as a loss of strength and/or the inability to control muscles or muscle groups. A natural result of paralysis is immobility. Because most of us lack the knowledge to truly understand paralysis, we might confuse a lack of movement with a physical inability to move. Take toad paralysis, for example. Herpetologists… Continue reading Toad Paralysis: Legitimate Crisis or Misunderstanding?
You dutifully feed your pet toad first thing in the morning. All seems fine. You come back at noon and find the animal is right where you left it a few hours earlier. “My toad is not moving,” you say to yourself. “Is it time to panic?” In a word, no. If not moving for… Continue reading My Toad Is Not Moving – Is It Time to Panic?
Most species of toads are known to hibernate in the wild. They hibernate at different times of the year depending on the seasons. That should tell you a little bit about why they do what they do. As for toads in captivity, hibernation is a different matter altogether. Do toads hibernate in captivity? They can,… Continue reading Toad Hibernation: Is It Necessary in Captivity?
One of the most difficult aspects of keeping a pet is attempting to understand its behavior. We humans struggle because we attempt to understand animal biology and physiology in relation to our own. Oftentimes that leads to confusion. For example, have you ever heard a toad owner ask, “Why is my toad sweating?” You might… Continue reading Why Is My Toad Sweating?
Toads are among the most interesting creatures in the amphibian world. They exhibit a lot of behaviors science still doesn’t understand. For example, it is commonly known that toads can change color. Sometimes color changes are quick and temporary. Other times they are more gradual and last longer. There is no single reason this happens.… Continue reading When Toads Turn Color…
Toads are fascinating animals to keep as pets. They are voracious creatures that can seemingly snap a cricket out of the air. They are also nocturnal, meaning they are more active in the overnight hours than during the day. From time to time a toad in captivity will even begin chirping. If you are a… Continue reading Why is My Toad Chirping?
Certain kinds of animals are tougher than others to keep as pets. Toads are one of them. Toads are not impossible to keep, but they do require a lot of care. They are highly sensitive creatures equally capable of thriving and failing to thrive. In the case of the latter, feeding problems are one of… Continue reading Toads and Eating: The Top 4 FAQs from Owners