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Blk Roughneck Monitor Feeding

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Bobby661, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Bobby661

    Bobby661 Member

    Can I feed my roughnecks fire belly toads ..?
  2. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Hi, toads usually have toxic skin secretions so I wouldn`t advise feeding them, more especially as the White throat will probably not have a resistance to the toxins in this (American?) species.
  3. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    I agree. He probably wouldn't eat them anyway. They are known to be a foul tasting meal for any that try to eat them.
    Not sure if it is truly a toxin. But it's not worth the risk.
  4. methos75

    methos75 Elite Member

    I know they cannot be kept with other frogs or turtles due to their toxins, so best answer is no
  5. Bobby661

    Bobby661 Member

    Ok thanks every one
  6. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Why would you want to? Fire bellied toads secrete a toxin from their skin that is even harmful to themselves if allowed to build up in the water.
    Fire bellied toads are from Asia.
  7. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Thanks Merlin.... Same principal applies then (no resistance)!
  8. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member


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