Acquired: Online breeder / seller,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)
3610, South Africa
Posted Oct 24, 2015
This is the largest known species of toad in the world. They are a very common species of toad in Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. I have kept these in a zoo in Ecuador and found them many times on herping adventures in the province of El Oro in Ecuador. They are in my opinion not the most attractive frogs in the world but I have to grant it to them that they have the most amazing eyes out of any herptile I have ever come across. Their eyes are almost humanlike. As far as caring for them goes, I found them very easy to keep in a 100cm x 100cm x 100cm vivarium with living plants, a substrate mix of peat moss and potting soil and a cat litter box as a large deep water bowl. They will feed on almost anything that fits in their mouths and do very well on crickets initially and later on dead mice as adults. They are a large species so bare that in mind before buying one. I would recommend this species because of it being so easy to care for, but they do require larger caging than other amphibians.