(Bufo viridis)Description: Egyptian Green Toads are light green with darker green colored spots on its back. Males grow up to 4 inches in length, while females are slightly larger, growing from 5.8-6 inches long. These toads can live from 8-10 years if taken care of properly.Habitat and Tank Requirements: This species is native to Egypt but has also expanded to parts of Europe. They do well with plenty of live plants and other things for them to climb, such as wood and rocks. Approximately 1/3 of their tank should be water. You can either use an under-gravel filtration system or clean the water every 2-3 days. You can use a small bowl just deep enough for the toads to submerge themselves. If you decide to go with a filter, use common sense: a pump that is too small will leave the water dirty, while a too-powerful pump with filter out the microorganisms needed to maintain a healthy pH. The comfortable temperature range for these toads is 70-78º F. LEDs or other low-wattage light bulbs work best for maintaining these temperatures. Diet: Egyptian Green Toads are insectivorous and will feed on small crickets, fruit flies, mealworms, wax worms, and any other insect small enough for them to ingest. It is recommended that food be dusted with calcium to prevent bone softening.Handling: Allow your toad time to become accustomed to its new home before handling them extensively. Handling them little by little over a period of time lets the animal get used to you and reduces stress.
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