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Thinking of Putting Fire-bellied Toads & Newts Together

Discussion in 'Amphibian - General' started by Vincenzo, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Vincenzo

    Vincenzo Member

    I have 3 toads, and will probably get 3 newts. When i go to my local pet store, they had a tank where the toads and newts were together. Do they eat the same food? I feed my toads crickets, worms and meal worms. My fire belly toad cage is mostly land (mainly because when it's time to feed them, the crickets need to craw on the ground and not drown). Do i need to make it more aquatic like this (not mine, http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v231/schlegelbagel/toads/DSC02917.jpg) but maybe less deeper? I don't want them to drown lol.

    my cage, crappy quality: img140.jpg
     

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  2. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Re: Thinking of Putting Fire-bellied Toads & Newts Together.

    NO NO NO. Just because the store is doing it, means its a good idea! FBTs put out a toxin, that over time will slowly cause your newts to have seizures and eventually die.

    Also, your tank should have more water, these guys are semi-aquatic. The toads won't drown. My tank had 7" of water and they loved it.

    Read this thread if you don't believe me on the toxins.
    http://www.herpcenter.com/toads/28007-help-sick-red-spotted-toad.html
     

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