American Toad Keepers?

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Hi,

Does anyone here keep American toads? What are they like as pets? What is their care like? How many feeder insects do you go through for an adult in a week?

A suburban homeowner in my area is selling American toad tadpoles they pulled from their backyard pond. I'm usually not into wild-caught animals, but I know American toads aren't really bred in captivity and it sounds like this homeowner is trying to "save" some of the many young. I was thinking of maybe grabbing two or three.

I don't own any insect-eating animals at this point, just a trio of newts, two garter snakes and one uromastyx. I've been reluctant in the past to get an insect eater due to the care insects require and the need to make repeated/regular trips to the pet store (or, ordering online). But I've also been enamored with American toads for so long.

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