Smooth sided toads are large and need at least a 36x18x18 front opening tank or a 40 breeder as adults for multiple animals but a single toad can be kept in a 24x18x18 or a 20 long traditional aquarium. They don’t need a complicated tank but appreciate a large corner bowl to soak in as well as large cork tubes to hide in. They can be kept either on coco fiber or biobedding. A basking spot in the 80s is also advisable.
Ideal temperatures for this species is 75°-85° F. It may be necessary to add a lot watt basking light to achieve these temperatures. Monitor temperatures using a therometer.
Terrarium humidity should be kept in the 50%-70% range. Because the Smooth Sided Toad requires good air circulation, it’s important to provide ventilation in the vivarium. Humidity can be monitored with a quality hygrometer.
The size range for Smooth Sided toads is approximately 6-7” for males and 7-9” for females. There is evidence that females can reach up to 10″ but this is very uncommon.
Emelda Silk –
I ordered a cane toad and a budgetts frog. They came to me fast but unfortunately the frog was dead when I got it but the cane toad was healthy and frisky!!
I advised the company asap about the frog’s demise and they wanted pictures of it which I had no problem doing. Any customer that’s honest will not hesitate to send pics if this company requests doa pics.
Once they had the pics they were very apologetic and refunded me the money for the frog. I didn’t get the shipping cost back and I didn’t expect to. It wasn’t there fault the frog didn’t make it.
I will order from them again. To me they are a trusted company! Thank you Backwater Reptiles!!