My Bufo Buddy [Pics]
Posted 26 August 2007 - 03:42 AM
Also what sort of bugs do they like to eat? I've fed mine a cricket and a moth. He didn't seem to enthusiastic about the cricket and let it come to him, where as the moth he tracked down like Walker Texas Ranger in a crime scene. Is there anything that they would "prefer" or can I just feed it anything I find intruding in my house?
One more thing, if I just let it sit with me in my lap, think he will run away? :lol:
Posted 26 August 2007 - 04:49 AM
or can I just feed it anything I find intruding in my house?
Normally it isn't good to feed your animals with stuff around your house. Your bufo can become parasites and other stuff.
Buy you crickets in an pet store. I think it is also recommend to dust the food sometimes with vitamines.
I also would look around in reptile forums for information.
Did you buy your bufo or did you catch it?
Posted 26 August 2007 - 05:02 AM
Edit: I also didn't know there was a reptile forum, so I suppose this was posted in the wrong area, sowwies
Posted 26 August 2007 - 08:13 AM
Make sure it has plenty of Fresh water daily and a place for it to hide. Remember these toads are nocturnal so if you don't see it for a few days no bigger.
LP comes out when she is hungry or needs water. I wouldn't suggest handling it very much as it can stress the toad out.
Try to keep the temp as stable as possible. Ours is around 78 ish. You will have to find a bedding that he/ she like. Ours is picky for sure.
Also read this, Bufo alvarius Care Sheet. Sonoran Desert Toad.
That will cover everything I haven't.
And here is our happy toad http://mycotopia.net...river-toad.html
Posted 26 August 2007 - 09:51 AM
I hope i find an friend from colorado or new mexico who will send me some young ones. Here in germany you dont get them.
I contact glades herp because i see they come to an german reptile convention but they dont answer me.
All american vendors only ship when you buy for a minimum of 1000$ + the high shipping rates.
I also asked some european vendors but here nobody pay so much for an toad. And of corse the most people here think Bufo Marinus are the psychoactive toad that you can "lick".
I think thats because they are big and cheap :o)
Posted 26 August 2007 - 03:50 PM
Posted 29 August 2007 - 04:04 AM
Posted 29 August 2007 - 04:23 AM
Edit: Also I'll be changing his bedding in there tomorrow, the sand came with him when I got him and I can tell he will like root bark or peat moss better. I've been feeding him worms (they get covered) and he gets the sand all over himself and in his water dish, though it looks like he dug out a little bed for himself :).
Posted 29 August 2007 - 08:22 AM
those pix are HUGE.
Posted 29 August 2007 - 09:06 AM
Cool looking toad,
How many licks does it take to get to a toad, a 1, a 2, a3, 3 licks to get to a toad, Yummy. lol:pirate:
Posted 29 August 2007 - 09:17 AM
Posted 29 August 2007 - 09:42 AM
Posted 29 August 2007 - 11:03 AM
Cool pet you've got there!
Posted 29 August 2007 - 12:06 PM
The venom is milked from the toad and smoked. The venom contains 5-Meo-DMT. When smoked it creates an intense, but short trip, if you will.
The venom is collected with out doing any harm to the toad.
Posted 29 August 2007 - 12:06 PM