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  • A toad's version of offering to the gods..... for more food of course 😜 - - - - 
They've done this semi regularly, kicking up dirt in the food dish, putting stuff in the food dish, peeing in the food dish.... (it always gets cleaned out after). I think my toads may be addicted to mealworms... even ignoring other food that's been roaming around sometimes. But the food dish, as unnecessary it might've been to put into an enclosure like this, has served as a form of communication for them. When they feel extroverted or just want to say hi, they have a place to go  to catch my attention. (It also is glow in the dark so good luck convincing me that they don't think it's magic 😝). #toad #toads #mealworms #fooddish #pettoad #pet #pets #petofinsta #freddieandfionatoads
  • A toad's version of offering to the gods..... for more food of course 😜 - - - -
    They've done this semi regularly, kicking up dirt in the food dish, putting stuff in the food dish, peeing in the food dish.... (it always gets cleaned out after). I think my toads may be addicted to mealworms... even ignoring other food that's been roaming around sometimes. But the food dish, as unnecessary it might've been to put into an enclosure like this, has served as a form of communication for them. When they feel extroverted or just want to say hi, they have a place to go to catch my attention. (It also is glow in the dark so good luck convincing me that they don't think it's magic 😝). #toad #toads #mealworms #fooddish #pettoad #pet #pets #petofinsta #freddieandfionatoads
  •  9  0  16 May, 2019
  • Freddie wanting attention 😍 - - - -

As Ive had Freddie longer than Fiona by about a month, she was the first to become used to me. As her personality developed, I found that she is more extroverted than Fiona, sassy (even demanding at times), and she sure knows what she wants. She'll stomp her paw down in protest sometimes if food doesn't appear out of the sky quick enough, but she also helped Fiona develop her personality and feel comfortable as well. 
Keeping these guys at first, I kept Freddie in an old plastic enclosure I used to keep garter snakes and other toads in many years ago. With Fiona, she was very tiny at first (about the size of a nickel) and so I didn't put her in with Freddie right away. Freddie was big enough to take a jab at Fiona and possibly do some serious damage so I kept them in separate enclosures to ensure food distribution was even and territorialism or fights didn't break out. For the first 5 or 6 months, they didn't really know each other and any attempt to introduce them was very brief. 
Fiona has always been the more scared and shy one. She's cautious, and now very food motivated, but other than that, she shows little interest in other things. When I had finally finished putting together the new enclosure, I put Fiona in first, to make sure she could stake a claim wherever she wanted to and she could be more comfortable. When Freddie finally moved in, Fiona was confident in her hiding ability in this new environment. They seemed to not care much for each other but tolerated the other's presence. Now the longer they've been together, the more I see them not only comfortable with each other but also taking comfort in each other and learning from each other. Fiona learned some of Freddie's confidence very quickly, and now she even comes out to say hi or ask for food. 
#toad #toads #shytoad #closeup #pettoad #americantoad #toadsofinstagram #cute #cutetoad #cuteanimals #terrarium #vivarium #pet #pets #petofinsta #freddieandfionatoads
  • Freddie wanting attention 😍 - - - -

    As Ive had Freddie longer than Fiona by about a month, she was the first to become used to me. As her personality developed, I found that she is more extroverted than Fiona, sassy (even demanding at times), and she sure knows what she wants. She'll stomp her paw down in protest sometimes if food doesn't appear out of the sky quick enough, but she also helped Fiona develop her personality and feel comfortable as well.
    Keeping these guys at first, I kept Freddie in an old plastic enclosure I used to keep garter snakes and other toads in many years ago. With Fiona, she was very tiny at first (about the size of a nickel) and so I didn't put her in with Freddie right away. Freddie was big enough to take a jab at Fiona and possibly do some serious damage so I kept them in separate enclosures to ensure food distribution was even and territorialism or fights didn't break out. For the first 5 or 6 months, they didn't really know each other and any attempt to introduce them was very brief.
    Fiona has always been the more scared and shy one. She's cautious, and now very food motivated, but other than that, she shows little interest in other things. When I had finally finished putting together the new enclosure, I put Fiona in first, to make sure she could stake a claim wherever she wanted to and she could be more comfortable. When Freddie finally moved in, Fiona was confident in her hiding ability in this new environment. They seemed to not care much for each other but tolerated the other's presence. Now the longer they've been together, the more I see them not only comfortable with each other but also taking comfort in each other and learning from each other. Fiona learned some of Freddie's confidence very quickly, and now she even comes out to say hi or ask for food.
    #toad #toads #shytoad #closeup #pettoad #americantoad #toadsofinstagram #cute #cutetoad #cuteanimals #terrarium #vivarium #pet #pets #petofinsta #freddieandfionatoads
  •  13  0  16 May, 2019
  • Here's Fiona (still the tiny one at that time) hungrily waiting for some mealworms πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ - - - - 
When I first started taking care of these cuties, I was catching bugs outside (mostly isopods and millipedes) to feed them. I had tried offering small earthworms to Freddie, but she would never eat them, even in the absence of other food, so I began breeding isopods as a main staple and caught bugs while my cultures took time to grow. 
After switching over to bred isopods in the fall and winter, I was needing more variety abd easier sources to feed them with, so I tried out mealworms.... and they LOVE them. Mealworms aren't the best staple for them, I've read that they are too fatty and can be hard to digest (best to feed freshly molted ones), so I tried to alternate between isopods, mealworms, and occasional bouts of crickets. I also alternated my mealworm container between the fridge and room temp every few days, which I've found in addition to providing raw veggies, helps them molt quicker and gives me a slightly easier to digest food source for Freddie and Fiona. 
Now I am proud to say that they trust me enough to eat what I feed them and have started readily eating earthworms again. I am in the process of transitioning them back to earthworms and (because of the nice weather again) wild caught bugs. I am planning on getting them more and more used to handling (I've practiced minimal handling over the past year I've had them) and mealworms seem to be a good snack/treat to get them to come out of their shells and be more comfortable. Crickets are still just a fun hunting snack I release when I am going to leave for a few days (although they don't really like hunting for their food anymore). #toad #toads #pettoad #pet #mealworms #earthworm #crickets #bugs #pet #pets #petofinsta #freddieandfionatoads
  • Here's Fiona (still the tiny one at that time) hungrily waiting for some mealworms πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ - - - -
    When I first started taking care of these cuties, I was catching bugs outside (mostly isopods and millipedes) to feed them. I had tried offering small earthworms to Freddie, but she would never eat them, even in the absence of other food, so I began breeding isopods as a main staple and caught bugs while my cultures took time to grow.
    After switching over to bred isopods in the fall and winter, I was needing more variety abd easier sources to feed them with, so I tried out mealworms.... and they LOVE them. Mealworms aren't the best staple for them, I've read that they are too fatty and can be hard to digest (best to feed freshly molted ones), so I tried to alternate between isopods, mealworms, and occasional bouts of crickets. I also alternated my mealworm container between the fridge and room temp every few days, which I've found in addition to providing raw veggies, helps them molt quicker and gives me a slightly easier to digest food source for Freddie and Fiona.
    Now I am proud to say that they trust me enough to eat what I feed them and have started readily eating earthworms again. I am in the process of transitioning them back to earthworms and (because of the nice weather again) wild caught bugs. I am planning on getting them more and more used to handling (I've practiced minimal handling over the past year I've had them) and mealworms seem to be a good snack/treat to get them to come out of their shells and be more comfortable. Crickets are still just a fun hunting snack I release when I am going to leave for a few days (although they don't really like hunting for their food anymore). #toad #toads #pettoad #pet #mealworms #earthworm #crickets #bugs #pet #pets #petofinsta #freddieandfionatoads
  •  5  0  16 May, 2019
  • One of my first photos of Freddie, that girl has developed some sass 😝 - - - -

This was roughly in early February this year. It took a while to set up their new enclosure, complete with quarantined moss, a rock/mesh drainage system, a plastic pencil case pond, and a variety of moisture loving plants from a local plant store (I'm bad with plant names so don't kill me over those). By this time I had had both Freddie and Fiona for about 8 months. Freddie is just slight of full size here and Fiona was still about the size of a quarter (both are full size now). #toad #toads #terrarium #vivarium #plants #moss #pettoad #pet #pets #petofinsta #freddieandfionatoads
  • One of my first photos of Freddie, that girl has developed some sass 😝 - - - -

    This was roughly in early February this year. It took a while to set up their new enclosure, complete with quarantined moss, a rock/mesh drainage system, a plastic pencil case pond, and a variety of moisture loving plants from a local plant store (I'm bad with plant names so don't kill me over those). By this time I had had both Freddie and Fiona for about 8 months. Freddie is just slight of full size here and Fiona was still about the size of a quarter (both are full size now). #toad #toads #terrarium #vivarium #plants #moss #pettoad #pet #pets #petofinsta #freddieandfionatoads
  •  4  0  16 May, 2019

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  • Freddie wanting attention 😍 - - - -

As Ive had Freddie longer than Fiona by about a month, she was the first to become used to me. As her personality developed, I found that she is more extroverted than Fiona, sassy (even demanding at times), and she sure knows what she wants. She'll stomp her paw down in protest sometimes if food doesn't appear out of the sky quick enough, but she also helped Fiona develop her personality and feel comfortable as well. 
Keeping these guys at first, I kept Freddie in an old plastic enclosure I used to keep garter snakes and other toads in many years ago. With Fiona, she was very tiny at first (about the size of a nickel) and so I didn't put her in with Freddie right away. Freddie was big enough to take a jab at Fiona and possibly do some serious damage so I kept them in separate enclosures to ensure food distribution was even and territorialism or fights didn't break out. For the first 5 or 6 months, they didn't really know each other and any attempt to introduce them was very brief. 
Fiona has always been the more scared and shy one. She's cautious, and now very food motivated, but other than that, she shows little interest in other things. When I had finally finished putting together the new enclosure, I put Fiona in first, to make sure she could stake a claim wherever she wanted to and she could be more comfortable. When Freddie finally moved in, Fiona was confident in her hiding ability in this new environment. They seemed to not care much for each other but tolerated the other's presence. Now the longer they've been together, the more I see them not only comfortable with each other but also taking comfort in each other and learning from each other. Fiona learned some of Freddie's confidence very quickly, and now she even comes out to say hi or ask for food. 
#toad #toads #shytoad #closeup #pettoad #americantoad #toadsofinstagram #cute #cutetoad #cuteanimals #terrarium #vivarium #pet #pets #petofinsta #freddieandfionatoads
  • Freddie wanting attention 😍 - - - -

    As Ive had Freddie longer than Fiona by about a month, she was the first to become used to me. As her personality developed, I found that she is more extroverted than Fiona, sassy (even demanding at times), and she sure knows what she wants. She'll stomp her paw down in protest sometimes if food doesn't appear out of the sky quick enough, but she also helped Fiona develop her personality and feel comfortable as well.
    Keeping these guys at first, I kept Freddie in an old plastic enclosure I used to keep garter snakes and other toads in many years ago. With Fiona, she was very tiny at first (about the size of a nickel) and so I didn't put her in with Freddie right away. Freddie was big enough to take a jab at Fiona and possibly do some serious damage so I kept them in separate enclosures to ensure food distribution was even and territorialism or fights didn't break out. For the first 5 or 6 months, they didn't really know each other and any attempt to introduce them was very brief.
    Fiona has always been the more scared and shy one. She's cautious, and now very food motivated, but other than that, she shows little interest in other things. When I had finally finished putting together the new enclosure, I put Fiona in first, to make sure she could stake a claim wherever she wanted to and she could be more comfortable. When Freddie finally moved in, Fiona was confident in her hiding ability in this new environment. They seemed to not care much for each other but tolerated the other's presence. Now the longer they've been together, the more I see them not only comfortable with each other but also taking comfort in each other and learning from each other. Fiona learned some of Freddie's confidence very quickly, and now she even comes out to say hi or ask for food.
    #toad #toads #shytoad #closeup #pettoad #americantoad #toadsofinstagram #cute #cutetoad #cuteanimals #terrarium #vivarium #pet #pets #petofinsta #freddieandfionatoads
  •  13  0  16 May, 2019