Raising native western toads

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    stevebradford Carnivorous Plant Addict

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    We found some tadpoles in the summer to raise and watch them grow. Turns out they were western toads, even better!
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    stevebradford Carnivorous Plant Addict

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    Things are going well these guys grow fast!
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    Do they have to eat live food? They look so cute...!
     
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    Yeah they will only eat live food. We have been feeding them small mealworms and fruitflys. Now that they are getting bigger we have more options like crickets and worms. They are fun to watch, much clumsier than frogs when eating. Also greedier they don’t stop eating.
     
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    Once they get bigger they may be interested in roaches. I can give you a small starter colony, super easy to care for, don't smell, and eat almost anything g haha.
     
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    Thanks I might take you up on that although the wife is super disgusted by cockroaches ever since the episode. Her sister came back from Jamaica and stayed with us and brought back a passenger. For 6 months this American cockroach tormented us by leaving it’s ever increasing in size exoskeletons for us to find. I finally tracked it down and now keep it preserved in a jar to remind the wife’s sister every time she comes over.
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    Maybe cast a epoxy piece to make a display? Haha.
     
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    Gobbling up an earthworm
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    Man they grow fast! I think they are big enough for roaches now. I would love to take you up on that offer if that starter colony is still available.
     
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