View Full Version : Help : I found a hurt Toad

17th September 2008, 15:17
This guy is pretty big, about the size of my palm. He was just sitting still near my door last night. His front left leg is usually in a pretty unnatural position yet when I lift it it seems in tack and not broken. There is a fairly large sore on the wrist area of that same leg that was bleeding a good amount. I don't know what to do for him, I've only had toads as pets from a pet store before years ago, never this large or hurt. :confused:


17th September 2008, 16:22
Someone, anyone... help?:confused:

17th September 2008, 17:01
I'd love to help, but I don't know sorry. Mabey try to stop the bleeding but I think that might just stress it out more.

17th September 2008, 18:13
Try putting neosporin on the wound. Keep him on paper towel with a water bowl big enough for his whole body. Try finding a vet that will take a look at him. Also, each state has a wildlife rescue group. Find their number (usually somewhere on your state's homepage), give them a call, and they'll give you directions either on how to take care of him or how to get him to them. Out of the 3 states I have lived in all 3 have been very helpful.

Good luck!

17th September 2008, 19:13
Even though I doubt any wildlife rescue is going to care about a single toad - its worth a shot. Spring is over and the rush of injured babies and young is mostly passed. Some might have some extra time on their hands.

IF they don't care you might try splinting it into a more natural position. I've splinted a hamster, duck, chicken, a dog and a kitten. They've all come out all right.

I think it would be interesting to splint a toad. If you want to try it, I'll tell you what I did for the duck and hamster.


17th September 2008, 19:38
Thats a beautiful Bufo, looks like a Regularis or Cane toad.. but I doubt its either of them very much;)

A splint would be a good idea, keep it in a clinical set up aswell. Damp paper towels and no organic hides. If you can clearly make out what the wound looks like, try bandaging it with some sterile bandage. If it survives to the point that the bleeding stops, then I'd suggest treating the wound with tamodine to keep it clear from infection.

17th September 2008, 20:10
Thank you for the responses! I contacted a wildlife rescue place but have not heard back from them. I will go into my storage unit and get a fish tank and set it up as you have said. He's doing a lot better from last night though, he's moving at least now.

Also, I went to pick him up to look at the sore again and every time I do so he usually curls his head down and closes his eyes, and then a funny bad smell reaches my nose... do toads emit bad smells when they're scared?!

Also, google image search has confused me I don't know if he's an American Toad or Regularis as suggested... any one know what he/she is?

17th September 2008, 20:46
It appears to be Bufo americanus- an American toad

Good Luck!

17th September 2008, 21:13
Was joking about the Regularis sorry. They come from africa. Hope the Wildlife centre gets in contact with you.

17th September 2008, 22:17
Was joking about the Regularis sorry. They come from africa. Hope the Wildlife centre gets in contact with you.

Looked like some of the pictures I found of regularis on google though, thought maybe it could have been an escaped pet.

18th September 2008, 00:32
Email the gal from www.toadilytoads.com she has 30 years of toad experience, I'm sure she can help.

19th September 2008, 09:04
I suppose its possible and it does have a close resemblance to a Square mark but seeing as it was found in a wild habitat id vouch for it being a common American toad.

19th September 2008, 11:46
If you can't get it to the vet keep trying the wildlife rescue. They DO care about "a single toad" but sometimes it takes them a bit longer to respond especially if dangerous emergencies have occurred.