Posted Apr 29, 2014
Skippy is very easy to care for. I use clean soil from a pet supplier and replant the natural greenery from my back yard. He has a fake log to hide in, but my toad likes to dig his hind end down into the dirt. He has a tupperware "pond" with a rock in it so he can get moisturized without being completely submerged. I keep a day light on and have a timer set to the natural sunrise/sunset cycle of the season.
Feeding Skippy is easy. My daughter and I dig up potato bugs, worms, grubs, and any other insect for him to feast on. He's not picky and he's quick to eat. If digging for bugs is not your forte, you can always go to a pet store or a bait shop and buy cans of yummy worms and such.
Skippy is not a pet to be handled. Toads' skins are very delicate and can be easily torn. A toad is more of a pet to enjoy watching and listening to.
Yes, Skippy is vocal. Sometimes he'll let out a single "chirp" now and again and other times he almost "chirps" a whole song.
Toads are very easy to provide a habitat for. They don't do a whole lot as far as being active. But if you're a curious observer as I am, they're fun pets.