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Main Category:

Aquatic/Land

Sub Category:

Toads

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Benzo

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Bumblebee Toad

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Sexing is difficult. You basically have to wait until you hear the toads call. Females may chirp a little but males have a distinct call.
These toads are tiny. About 1" max. Primarily black with yellow blotches, bands, or stripes.

Mostly Active During:

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Substrate and Water Needs:

This depends on what you’re trying to achieve. Eco earth, plastic plants and a water dish will suffice. Your toads may not like it and it may not be appealing to the eyes but it will work.
I prefer using natural soil, sphagnum moss, repti bark, or gravel. Natural gravel, not the colored stuff. A shallow water dish the toads can climb in and out of is necessary seeing as amphibians absorb their water. Live plants aren’t necessary but are preferred. Bumblebee toads love grasses more than anything.

Lighting and UVB:

UVB is not required. Lighting isn’t necessary as long as the toads can tell between night and day.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Bumblebee toads are very tolerant to temps. They can survive from 40• to 100• but from my experiences prefer the mid- 70’s.
humidity can be maintained by a water dish and an occasional misting. Take care not to mist the toads themselves, this stresses them out. An area of damp sphagnum will also help the humidity. It should be maintained between 60 and 70%.

Heating and Equipment:

I don’t use any heating elements, I just keep the room temp in the mid 70’s.

Caging Provided:

Bumblebee toads require 2.5 gallons per toad. 3 toads do great in a 10 gallon.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Fruit flies are the best as far as I’m concerned. Drosophila hydei to be more specific. Use d. melanogaster for smaller toads. But basically any insect that is safe and small enough is fine. Flies, springtails, sugar ants, pinhead crix, small mealies, you name it.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Dust food items at least once a week with a calcium/d3 supplement.

Maintenance:

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Some Words on this Species:

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