Posted Nov 30, 2014
I originally thought that having a pet toad (which a family member rescued) would be about as exciting as owning a pet rock, but Toady is an interesting creature. It's fun to watch him eat, the way he suddenly perks up when he spots lunch (usually an earthworm or two). He eyes focus in, and he stretches out on tip-toes, then lunges at the worm, using his "hands" to shove it into his mouth. If he grabs the worm off a rock or stick, he often thrashes it around like LOTR's Gollum smashing a fish. Once he did this from his rock and did a complete backflip, swallowing the worm whole before landing right side up in his water dish. Toady is a clean toad, doing his business in the water dish. We have a little house for him, but most of the time he likes to burrow into the leaves and dirt in his tank. He can be a little high maintenance at times, but Toady is a very enjoyable fellow, and I would recommend a toad to anyone willing to keep the tank clean and feed it live food.