Posted Jan 18, 2013
I had an American toad for about 1 year when I was 14. I lived in Pennsylvania, and we had toads all over the place in the wild. I found Burp one day, and took him in. He was very red in color, and about the size of a fifty cent piece. Burp grew to be very fat and spoiled in my care. We lived in the woods so we had insects all over the place. My brothers and I would catch bugs all day and put them in a large fish tank. It was mostly spiders and potato bugs. We would also dig up worms. Then at the end of the day, we would put Burp in the tank. He would go crazy. It was neat to see him cock his head to the side, and snatch up the bugs. Another thing we did that was even more fun would be to catch a large jar full of lightning bugs. Then we would put Burp in and he would just have another huge feeding frenzy. The coolest thing about this though was that after eating so many lightning bugs, Burp's stomach and neck would flash green for several minutes. The only downfall to feeding him so much was that we would have to change his bedding at least once a week. This is a pet for almost anybody.