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Old 07-06-2011, 06:42 AM
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OK do you guys know any info on the care of the eastern narrow-mouthed toad. I found a pair tonight and set up a quick Vivarium. The male has been calling some since in the tank.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:02 AM
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What would you like to know? These frogs are pretty secretive and they don't make good captives in my experience. They are strictly nocturnal and are only active during the day in the breeding season. Can't beat that sheep bleating call though.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:07 AM
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The call is cool though and I really like it ( even though it scares me because I'm not expecting it lol. ). Lets see diet for one, humidity/ temp range, stuff Like that.
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They aren't particularly a species kept in captivity. If you insist on keeping the pair, I would consult a field guide or google search them. They are obviously native to where you live so a thermometer/hygrometer and a quick survey of prevalent insect species around the habitat where you collected them from should get you started...
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Temps in the 70s are fine. They do like high humidity for a temperate frog. In the wild they only leave damp micro habitats when there are significant rains. I would keep them on a moist substrate of coconut fiber. I would supply plenty of ground cover, but they will still dig a lot. Hydei would do as food but I would use small crickets instead if I could get them.
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Flat hides such as corkbark flats would be a good idea. They will bury themselves in the substrate (which is why a loose sub is a good idea), but they also like to hide in tight spaces above ground. And small foods are a must (I'm sure you already know this) even some of the mini-mealworms if you can find them. Good luck with your pair.
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Thank you guys on the info
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They are always around the woods edge next to ponds around my house. Very seclusive and very tiny! Lots of leaf little would do them justice
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You can hear their call here:

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OK guys everyone keeps saying they are secretive and hide a lot. But my guys are actually quite bold. Like they are out during the day and stay out as I watch them. Plus I got some termites to see if they would eat them. Well looks like I found a nice fatty treat for my guys they love them chasing them all over. These guys are awesome to me. I'm gonna try and find other foods they may like.
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Holy crap, sounds like a demon-sheep!
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I'm getting calls more regularly since I've added the second male and they are still eating and as I mist they come out night or day. No so secretive as everyone stated. But still shy.
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Holy crap, sounds like a demon-sheep!
Holy sh*t that's scary! LOL
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Holy sh*t that's scary! LOL
thats what i get to hear every night before bed i actually like too here it.
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I am new to this site but I wanted to let Kenshaw know that I just found 3 of these toads myself under a mop in the bay of my rescue station. I have only had them for 3 days but have found that they LOVE to eat the ants that I caught for them. I put at least 30 of them in there and they ate every single last one of them in the 2 hrs that I was gone! They have not done any calling yet but they seem to be doing fine for me so far...
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Does anyone know how often I should feed them? Right now I only have them in a large jar with screened top. Not secure enough for the ants not to crawl out. Just until I get the aquarium cleaned out. But I don't want them to starve before I learn more how to care for them. Any info would help.

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I released mine but i fed termites every evening and they came out to eat. They only would call for a second after i misted heavily, their breeding season is triggered by rain. Hope that helps.
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