identification and care of injured rescued toad

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identification and care of injured rescued toad

Postby zumba » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:44 pm

I have just had a toad brought into me which was rescued following an attack by a crow. It is lively enough but has beak injuries to both eyes. One of the eyes is visible but not sure about the other. I think it is a mallee spadefoot toad but need this confirmed. I have bathed the injuries is cold rainwater only and have placed it in a vivarium with moist soil from my garden. I am located in Encounter bay on the Fleurieu Peninsular. Any help on care requirements and any further actions required would be much appreciated. Do I provide it with baby crickets which I can obtain tomorrow.

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Postby Sean » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:40 pm

About the only advice I can give is to take it to a vet. But also keep in mind that if your tap water contains chlorine/fluoride it is not suitable for frogs. Also, soil can house pathogens, I think leaf litter would be a better option to reduce the chance of infection (but I'm far from an expert).

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