Bufo alvarius rocks!
Posted 22 November 2004 - 04:13 PM
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mmmm, toad venom. i smoked some frog venom once, it was like smoking hair. i've never smoked bufo alvarius venom though. might be different.
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 01:02 PM
They only down part is that they cost alot for food. About 40 bucks a month for crickets! They also smell. But I love them and am going to keep them. any more questions feel free to ask
Not sure where you buy your crickets but mine are about $2/dz p/week for one toad. $1 for 1 pinky mouse every week to 10 days and $2 for mealy worms which last about 2 weeks.
The crickets do smell but I keep them in a bin under the aquarium and you can't smell it unless you are like a foot away. Are you dusting the crickets with Herpi-Care (or another brand of) Calcium first?
Mojo's enviro doesn't smell at all because I don't let any live prey die in there. Either I feed her by hand or remove any uneaten food. Occassionally a cricket or 2 will remain in the tank but I stir up the wood chips to get them active so she'll eat them. She excretes in her water pond so problems there.
Dont be afraid to hold them either there nice toads! When you hold them sometimes they get big for there defense mechinism but dont worry
They inhale and puff up, thats correct. But its not a good idea to continue handling them at this point. I put Mojo right back in her home when she gets upset. I'm opposed to stressing her. She's very good about letting me milk her. Massaging the area around the glands seems to prime them which reduces handling time. I doubt if she makes an association but but I like to give her a treat afterward.
I've found that keeping a grip on her back legs and holding them slightly higher than her body keeps her from urinating (also stress related/defense mechanism). You prob know to wash your hands well or wear gloves to protect the porous skin and wash well afterwards.
Please! Show us some pics! And what did you name them?</font>
Posted 24 November 2004 - 01:18 PM
Trust me, Mojo gets PLENTY of love and treats and I don't sell her venom. </font>
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 04:49 PM
Oh and Calikaaa, Happy Tofurkey Day.
(Message edited by sweetness on November 24, 2004)
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