Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Rescue / shelter organization,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Posted Mar 12, 2013
The Cane Toad is an invasive species from Central and South America that has now been established in Australia, Florida, and Texas.
You should know that an adult cane toad has poison glands and the tadpoles are highly toxic. You should not keep it as a pet because it can easily escape and then become established in a new area. If you find one contain it and turn it over to a wild life officer.
This toad will kill other animals if they try to ingest it. If they occur in your area I suggest learning exactly what they look like so you know not to touch them or approach them.
Female cane toads are significantly larger than the males. The skin of this toad is toxic and you should not touch this toad. If you have to touch it wear gloves.