1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Toad Terrarium

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by ErinM31, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arachnoangel

    Advertisement
    It’s a simple set-up in a 20-gallon tank, no live plants, a mix of coconut fiber and peat moss with some sphagnum moss and leaf litter on top. I’m happy with it and my Gulf Coast toads seem to like it too. :)

    36E90328-15C5-4D38-A540-8D67B6FD73DB.jpeg
    F283B6E7-3F97-4087-BF28-B1B301C93B06.jpeg
    F7E795D9-034A-4AEE-9046-FEF03A42146F.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2017
    • Like Like x 3
  2. Nonnack

    Nonnack Arachnosquire Active Member

    71
    212
    48
    Poland
    Simple, but natural looking, I like it;)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arachnoangel

    Thank you! :D
     
  4. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

    8,439
    1,213
    923
    texas
    These make great terr animals imo. There are so many of them around here, I think people just don't think about it. I kept some and they would jump at me when I walked by because they learned when that "thing" showed up, so did food, somehow.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Funny Funny x 1
  5. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arachnoangel

    I agree! :happy: These toads adapt well to terrarium life and quickly lose fear of humans, associating us instead with food, hehe! ;) They have a pleasant trill call too.
     
  6. darkness975

    darkness975 a Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter


    Can't see the Toads anywhere.
     
  7. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arachnoangel

    They come out more in the evening, but you can see one of them in the third picture. :)

    Here’s two of them as they were exploring their new enclosure (not mating, lol, despite what it may look like!):
    I’ve had those two the longest and they seem to enjoy hanging out together. :)

    One of the younger toads watching from their old enclosure as I tended millipedes. :joyful:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  8. darkness975

    darkness975 a Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

    Nice looking specimens. How many do you have toadal?
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  9. darkness975

    darkness975 a Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

    How many live in the 20 gallon?
     
  10. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arachnoangel

    Four, at least three of which are male, but that thankfully isn’t a problem, unlike with dart frogs for instance. I found a full-grown female only once and she was so much larger that I mistook her for a different species and released her. :oops: Ah well, they get along just fine and are so plentiful that it is not like there is any need to breed them (but it would be fun :playful: ).

    They are, in my opinion, one of the most attractive North American toads, with nice coloring and head ridges and lovely golden eyes. :happy:
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2017
    • Like Like x 2
  11. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arachnoangel

    I had two and then three males in a ten gallon for a while, plenty of hides, although they often chose to hang out together anyway. Four felt crowded to me and I needed to change out the substrate anyway so I upgraded them to the twenty gallon. :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arachnoangel

    More photos of my toads in their new terrarium :happy:

    BA61062A-7FCB-42BC-B7AF-50CD37D2B10D.jpeg
    3096ABA3-5F65-40F2-8273-60189159AAF9.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arachnoangel

  14. davehuth

    davehuth Arachnopeon Active Member

  15. Draketeeth

    Draketeeth Arachnoknight Active Member

    176
    100
    83
    USA
    Do you run any sort of a clean-up crew or is maintenance pretty simple/they would eat everything anyway?