Posted Jun 03, 2015
I was obsessed with toads as a kid. I thought they were just absolutely fantastic, and I would catch them and keep them as pets (looking back that probably wasn't the greatest thing to do...). It was probably the ideal situation for my parents though because instead of wanting a pet that required a lot of care, toads only really need to get food and have their water replaced. I also found it to be a good experience because I got to put a lot of cool stuff in their habitat and it was a different kind of pet that most people my age didn't have. However, now that I'm older, I find that I would prefer a pet that I can hold and is social. I found in my experience with toads that they are not very social creatures and that there's not much you can do with them in terms of handling, as they want to jump away every chance they get. But if you're looking for a pet that requires minimal attention and doesn't take much to care for, a toad might be the right choice. The only other thing I will mention though is that if you don't like the sound of crickets at night or the possibility that a cricket might escape into your house, get a toad that doesn't like crickets or don't get a toad because it does get a little noisy at night.