what do small toads eat?
Small toads are great pets and are quite easy to feed. Just remember to feed your toad plenty. Adult toads can eat upwards of 1000 insects in one night. If you are trying to feed a small toad that you are keeping as a pet the first thing you want to do is look at the size of his head. Toads can open their mouths to the size of their heads. So the food they will want to eat should fit in their mouth. That is with the exception of earth worms.
Some of the favorite foods of small toads are pin crickets, which can be purchased at most pet stores. As well, during the summer months you can collect (“doodlebug,” “roly poly” or “rollie polie”) under rocks and logs. Small toads will also eat several types of worms. If you find earth worms place them either on top of a rock in your toads cage or in an upside down lid. During the winter months you will want to purchase blood worms from your local pet store. House flies are also enjoyed by small toads. Just remember that toads are carnivores and if it can fit in their mouth the will eat it.
For a small toad you will want to feed him one earth worm, 2 or 3 insects, or a large slug per feeding. Make sure you feed your toad 3 to 4 times per week.
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