How to Tell If a Toad Is Dying – 7 Troubling Signs

Helmeted Water Toad

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

Why Is My Toad Bloated?

Mexican Burrowing Toad

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?

Toad Paralysis: Legitimate Crisis or Misunderstanding?

European Fire-Bellied Toad

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?

Toad Hibernation: Is It Necessary in Captivity?

American Toad

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?

Why Is My Toad Sweating?

Common Spadefoot Toad

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?

When Toads Turn Color…

Helmeted Water Toad

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…

Why is My Toad Chirping?

Common Midwife Toad

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?