Bufo alvarius rocks!
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and read the material
it shows you how, with pix
Posted 26 November 2004 - 09:17 AM
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there is a reason they are 300.00 a piece.
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I got a buddy a few hour drive away from me that every spring these little guys pop up and breed in his pond.
anyone wanna come :P
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Posted 21 December 2004 - 03:01 PM
Temps and seasons could cause them to fast. Its also possible that they went without food during capture and shipping. They would have been quite hungry for a while after you received them. Now that they've gained some weight they have slacked off for a bit.
Normally they become spoiled and have voracious appetites. Mojo will come to the end of the aquarium and eyeball you when she's hungry. Sometimes she will just lay nestled in the pet bedding for several days, not hungry and only moving to get in and out of her pond and returning to her spot.
When I buy crickets I often put the container on top of the screen cover so she can hear them. Won't be long until she's sitting up staring at it, waiting for a snack. </font>
(Message edited by sweetness on December 21, 2004)
Posted 21 December 2004 - 03:35 PM
Posted 22 December 2004 - 12:29 AM
3 bags of repti bark
Lamp housing (clip on kind found in pet store)
Red heat bulb
Screen top for the aquarium
Herpicare Cricket Dust
Dump the reptibark in. I keep it lower around the water bowl.
Get a water bowl deep enough that the toads can sit in it and be at least 1/2 way covered up.
I have the light sitting on top of the scteen/lid at one end of the aquarium and the water in the middle.
Keep the water container cleaned as often as possible, they use this to excrete as well as rehydrate and adjust their body temp.
Sprinkle a couple of scoops of cricket dust in the container, buy a dozen large crickets and dump them in and shake it so they get coated. Put a few crickets in the aquarium at a time and let them eat. Next day move the bark around to disturb the crickets so they'll get eaten. Don't leave live prey in there to die. Crickets will sometimes bite the toads, they like to chew on things. Another reason not to leave them in there.
It takes a while and your arm may get sore but eventually they will eat food that you dangle above them. And they learn fast. A pinky mouse (live, not frozen) will get their attention pretty fast and is easiest to teach them with.
You can also buy some live mealy worms. I only feed these by hand because they will burrow into the bark/bedding, you can't find them and they eventually die.
So over the course of say, 2 weeks I will go thru a dozen crickets, a pinky mouse and a container of 50 mealy worms. Not all of the worms make it. They don't last long. You can keep them in the fridge and take out a few at a time to warm up before feeding.
How long have you had them? </font>
Posted 22 December 2004 - 12:35 AM
Don't have a digi right now, sorry about no pics. </font>
Posted 22 December 2004 - 11:31 AM
Posted 22 December 2004 - 12:08 PM
<font color="0000ff">I've been married before and dated some so yes, you could say I have some exp.
A friend of mine had a pair and he is quite exp with raising them. Basically gave me the same info I gave you. Have you sexed them yet?
Actually the 55 gal aquarium was what I could get at the time. I would much prefer more surface area.
Please keep us informed on their eating habits. And take pics!