Acquired: Pet store
La Verkin, Utah, United States
Posted Apr 16, 2015
Woobah was the first toad I had. Actually she was my husband's and he loves frogs and toads like nothing I'd ever seen before. He had to teach me how to care for Woobah and I really liked her quite a bit except when it came to feeding her live crickets - Yuck!!
Her habitat was just aquarium gravel and half a coconut shell for her to hide in. We piled the gravel higher on one side of her terrarium and on the lower side, we dug in a water bowl so she could have a wet place to play in.
Woobah really wasn't that active except when catching the crickets, but she was quite a striking toad because of her coloring: black and green on her back and red and black on her belly. Since she didn't climb things like a lizard would, there wasn't any reason to place branches in her terrarium, but I liked the aesthetics of a terrarium that looked more like a jungle than not.
To keep her terrarium clean and as odor free as possible, I did have to pull the dead crickets as soon as possible and scoop out and wash the gravel once a week.
I think the hardest part about keeping a toad is keeping the crickets alive - and boy do they stink!! There is cricket food and gel cubes for their liquid intake, but you have to be on top of pulling the dead ones, otherwise their habitat gets really disgusting.
All in all, having a toad really wasn't that much fun. It's not like you can cuddle a toad and besides, they really don't like being held much.