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I found a male southern toad in my yard (We find them all the time but it was dark and I almost stepped on him so I took him inside to make sure I didn't hurt him) I decided to go ahead and keep him and I named him Bob. I googled what he eats and its a long list. Well I really don't want to spend money on crickets or worms so is there a way I can go outside and get him some food? I don't mind doing some work and getting a bit dirty! I'm an animal person and I love all kinds of animals. Except lizards..
 

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I don't know how cold it gets where you are in winter, but if it gets to cold finding bugs for Bob during winter could be pretty hard if you're not willing to buy em.

You can make a live bug light trap...
https://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/ythfacts/4h/unit2/hotm&ult.htm

Zoo med used to sell one called the bug napper and there was another model that I think was better I used to have but don't think it is made anymore.

Here are some other options but something that uses a black light or buglight replacement tube will work best. Something that uses a fan is good, but if you don't remove them relatively soon they dry out and die.

https://jet.com/product/detail/02bb...M9ejL54ERAE9KFpKqDU21GrG0IBbCrCXVkaAini8P8HAQ

Uncle Milton National Geographic Critter Catcher Bug Vac - Mills Fleet Farm

https://jet.com/product/detail/b2af...Hk2oerudLj8s-B_3x1pgq5etTbn7_18vYMaAjKJ8P8HAQ

Really though the best advice I can give you is that if you plan to keep it long term, expect to have to buy bugs occasionally at least.
 

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I don't know how cold it gets where you are in winter, but if it gets to cold finding bugs for Bob during winter could be pretty hard if you're not willing to buy em.

You can make a live bug light trap...
https://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/ythfacts/4h/unit2/hotm&ult.htm

Zoo med used to sell one called the bug napper and there was another model that I think was better I used to have but don't think it is made anymore.

Here are some other options but something that uses a black light or buglight replacement tube will work best. Something that uses a fan is good, but if you don't remove them relatively soon they dry out and die.

https://jet.com/product/detail/02bb...M9ejL54ERAE9KFpKqDU21GrG0IBbCrCXVkaAini8P8HAQ

Uncle Milton National Geographic Critter Catcher Bug Vac - Mills Fleet Farm

https://jet.com/product/detail/b2af...Hk2oerudLj8s-B_3x1pgq5etTbn7_18vYMaAjKJ8P8HAQ

Really though the best advice I can give you is that if you plan to keep it long term, expect to have to buy bugs occasionally at least.
It doesn't get cold here at all since I'm in the south and there's always tons of random little bugs around. I'm also not a bug person so I hate the idea of catching them with me bare hands so I like the idea of traps! Thanks though!!
 
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