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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 0    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 06/30/2007

Main Category:

Aquatic/Land

Sub Category:

Toads

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Anonymous

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Great Plains Toad

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

I do not know of other species that it may work for unfortunately.

Sexing and Characteristics:

Unknown

Mostly Active During:

Night

Substrate and Water Needs:

I use about an inch or so of potting soil. On top of that I put a layer of beaked moss, this way you know that the tank is staying humid enough. Any type of natural moss is fine for them. When feeding, make sure food items don’t get lost in the substrate.

If you’d prefer, you can also use paper towels. Just make sure they are moist but not sopping wet.

Lighting and UVB:

No lighting is absolutely required. If the terrarium is in a room that gets some sunlight (but not direct sunlight) you should be fine.

Temperatures and Humidity:

During the summer room temperature is okay. In colder months be sure to make sure the temperature doesn’t drop under 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Humidity wise you can just spray the terrarium every day to every other day. Make sure you use distilled water as chlorine is harmful. You can buy it at your local grocery store for about $3 a gallon.

Heating and Equipment:

You don’t need very much equipment, if your house temperatures are cold you may want to buy a lamp to heat your terrarium during the day, or any heat source that you may rather use (just do not use heat rocks because they will burn your toad).

You should have a water bowl at one side of the tank, big enough for them to sit in. I put a little log for them to hide under and a rock to sit on.

Caging Provided:

I use a 5 gallon plastic aquarium. You can get these at your local Petco for around $15. Plastic actually holds humidity better than glass, but glass works as well if you’d prefer to use it. A 5 gallon is fine for a single specimen or a pair, but if you would like to keep more get a bigger enclosure.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Great Plains Toads are insectivores. They eat crickets as a staple diet and wax worms as treats (make sure you don’t feed too many wax worms because they are very fattening). I find that they eat earthworms as well. I feed mine 4-5 bugs every other day.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Supplements available from pet stores should be used at least once a week, they are pretty easy to obtain.

Maintenance:

They are in fact pretty low maintenance creatures, just make sure you remember to feed them.

Some Words on this Species:

It’s a good beginners amphibian. If you’re in the right area, you might even be able to catch one yourself.

My entire set up cost only $30 all together, and that includes some food to start off with.
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