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    Exclamation Why Won't My Fire-bellied Toad Eat?

    Hi, I've had my toad for about seven years now, but periodically he will go days or even weeks without eating. Now again comes one of those periods. I feed him either crickets or mealworms every other day or so, but now he just ignores that they are even there.

    What can I do to get him to eat???






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    Re: Why Won't My Fire-bellied Toad Eat?

    He'll eat when he's hungry I guess. He may be snacking on loose crickets. 7 years is long for a toad. His metabolism is probably slowing down with age.

    What are his temps/setup like?
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    Re: Why Won't My Fire-bellied Toad Eat?

    His aquarium is half gravel and half water, although i dont have the water very high because I dont have a filter. I would assume the temp is in the higher end of the sixties, although he does have a low watt heat bulb on during the day so the water doesn't get too cold.

    I'm thinking about doing some remodeling for him though - get him a decent amount of water, a filter and make it into a full sized aquarium for him. Do you think thats a good idea or not needed?

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    Re: Why Won't My Fire-bellied Toad Eat?

    its a great idea. I had a 50-50 split, half land half water. and the water was 4" deep. My toads loved it. Get a filter but make it easy to do water changes.

    Ditch the gravel. I know you have had him on it for a long time and he's old, but it's always an impaction risk if eaten. At one point i had all water with some stacked up flat rocks for land. Worked great.
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    Re: Why Won't My Fire-bellied Toad Eat?

    I have four toads. The habitat i have is a ten gallon tank with mostly live moss and loose bark. I have a large water dish and some logs and hanging plants for them. They love it and they're flying around like they were just born a week ago.
    i had one of mine stop eating then one day he just went on a feeding rampage so i'm not sure why they do that but he did.

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    Re: Why Won't My Fire-bellied Toad Eat?

    I admit I have no experience with "domestic" toads (laughing) but the ones in my garden LOVE earthworms, slugs, and snails. Might any of these "kick start" his appetite?

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