Ok, I've been naughty again. The whole idea of raising something and growing plants is really an itching bug for me now. Today at work, while I was watering plants (I work at a gardening and landscaping family run business) I kept running into toads. They were freaking everywhere!
So the bug bit me again, and I caught one of these little guys. Just your standard common Minnesota toad, nothing special. He's less than the size of a dime when sitting, although I know he will get huge if he lives his full life out. But yeah, couldn't resist, had to create a makeshift terrarium for him.
Its one of my mother's old glass vases she used for bettas when she had a huge obsession over them, I'd say about over a gallon, maybe 2. Filled it about 1/4 with regular unfertilized soil, placed in some weeds from our garden, just violets, and a maple tree sapling, plus some bark strips placed along the wall to create a nice little dark spot and a relatively flat rock. Also put in some random moss stripped from our big old maple, source of the sapling ^^ Watered the soil up well, also got the bark wet so it wouldn't do damage to the soft skin of the toad.
Plan on feeding him moist tubifex worm cubes broken up and chopped up earthworms until he is big enough to move him into a proper terrarium and can feed him crickets and such, if he lives through this trauma.
Yeah....I can't help myself
So if anyone wants to chide me over this childish behavior, by all means do so, but if anyone has ever raised a toad, please chide in ^^ Sometimes you have to do childish things like this to feel alive again, kind of like raising fish....