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XenopusLaevis

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Hey guys, so I have these captive bred smooth sided toads that I am keeping with an equal sized cane toad and for some reason one of the toads seems restless. He keeps jumping at the screen. The enclosure is a 75g tetrafauna deluxe reptohabitat.... They're on plantation soil and I am at a loss.... springtails and such.
 

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I've never kept smooth sided toads, so I'm unable to comment specifically on the activity level of this species. However there are several possibilities that come to mind. They may be uncomfortable with the temperature or moisture level of the enclosure. They may be hungry. They may not have a suitable hiding spot. They may be trying to distance itself from the cane toad- I personally would not keep these two together. Cane toads exude powerful toxins.
I would suggest starting by looking at these factors. Review requirements for this species one more time.
Another thing to bear in mind- it's completely natural and expected for captive herps to try to escape from time to time. Wouldn't any animal?
 

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I've never kept smooth sided toads, so I'm unable to comment specifically on the activity level of this species. However there are several possibilities that come to mind. They may be uncomfortable with the temperature or moisture level of the enclosure. They may be hungry. They may not have a suitable hiding spot. They may be trying to distance itself from the cane toad- I personally would not keep these two together. Cane toads exude powerful toxins.
I would suggest starting by looking at these factors. Review requirements for this species one more time.
Another thing to bear in mind- it's completely natural and expected for captive herps to try to escape from time to time. Wouldn't any animal?
It does it daily. Its only one of them that does it, and even when I switch him to another terrarium he still does it
 

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I'd suggest separating the cane toad immediately, mixing species often leads to stress and should be avoided regardless of your result. Make sure that they each have at least 2 or more hides each, as even toads of the same species need to be able to distance themselves. Only other suggestion would be to make sure they have an adequate digging space of 3-5 inches for enrichment and hiding. Other than that, Herpin man covered pretty much everything else you should look into, namely temperatues, humidity, and feeding.
 
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