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Rohan

American Toad

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Other

Gender: N/A

Appearance

2/5

Health

5/5

Activity level

1/5

Temperament

4/5

Visibility

3/5

Easy to handle

3/5

Easy To feed

4/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

4/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

4/5

Easy to provide habitat

4/5

Hands on education

By

United States

Posted Apr 01, 2015

My parents instilled in me a love for nature by letting me interact with it as often as I liked. When I was little I was fascinated with amphibians. The way frogs and toads changed and grew from eggs to their final form seemed magical. In the spring I would carry buckets of water to the local pond to keep it wet and I watched the tadpoles hatch and grow up. One year I got curious about what toads are like as adults. I found one in a pond, took it home, and kept it in a large aquarium for months. My parents helped me set up its home and explained what it ate, and then it was my responsibility to care for it. I spent the summer wandering around the forest, round up bugs and earthworms for it to eat.

The toad had a good life in our house and grew quite big. I released it in the fall so it could find a safe place to hibernate.

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