Acquired: Pet store
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Posted Jun 15, 2015
We have cane toads at work, and quite frankly they are pretty boring! We give them large natural setups and most of the time they burrow down deep, or hide underneath the cork bark, wedging themselves somewhere they feel safe and secure.
People at work often ask me about their hallucinogenic properties. I'm afraid I've never licked one, so I can't tell you if what they say about licking a cane toad is true, but we are warned that we should always wash our hands after handling them - they can excrete a toxin that if ingested, can act like a drug. It's also toxic to cats and dogs - so you definitely don't want to let this toad near your other pets.
I actually think they're quite cute as I like toads, and they're very easy to create a setup for and care for. You just won't see them do much, so I think most people would find them quite boring.
I tried to get a picture at work and this was my best shot - you see what I mean about hiding away?