Why won’t our toad grow?

Fowler's toad
Fowler’s toad

We found what I believe to be a Fowler’s toad last June.  My daughter wanted to keep it as a pet since it is injured.  We don’t know what happened but it was already healed, it just doesn’t have a  foot.  Anyways, it’s now the end of March and he is still the same size?  He’s only about an 2 inches, maybe less.  Feeding him is a nightmare because he is so small.  Finding things small enough to fit into his mouth is almost impossible.  We try though!  We buy mini crickets, pellets, mealworms, and he loves the little pillbugs!  We feed him every day but he’s just not growing.  Is this normal?   Jessica

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One thought on “Why won’t our toad grow?”

  1. puffin    
    Hi Jessica, thanks for writing! Can you take a picture of him next to a quarter? I want to see just how big he is. It does seem unusual that if you’ve been feeding him all this time, he hasn’t grown. Are you sure it’s a Fowler’s toad? It might be something else that is already full grown. Tom

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