Hello! I have a pet cane toad, Kimbo, and I was wondering how long it took for your frogs to be comfortable around you and take food from your hand. Kim is still scared of me, despite her normal routine and plenty of food. Would handling her more help or leaving her alone be the best option?

Hello Kimbo! 😀😀

The Stickyfrogs met the hand when they were very young, but even so it did take a few months for them to become comfortable with it. I would put my hands in the tank most days, often just near them rather than touching them all the time so they became accustomed to just seeing hands. It also took some time to go from hunting crickets to taking a cricket from the tweezers to taking a cricket from the hand! Let Kimbo see your hands regularly without always picking her up, you could just put your hand in the tank near her for a few seconds every now and then, or leave your hand nearby while she’s eating. 

Voigt and Gumby like her beautiful eyes! They send you both a big kissie! 🐸🐸 

Οἶον τὸ γλυκύμαλον ἐρεύθεται ἄκρωι ἐπ΄ ὔσδωι͵
ἄκρον ἐπ΄ ἀκροτάτωι͵ λελάθοντο δὲ μαλοδρόπηες͵
οὐ μὰν ἐκλελάθοντ΄͵ ἀλλ΄ οὐκ ἐδύναντ΄ ἐπίκεσθαι

Come quel dolce pomo che rosseggia
in cima al ramo, alto sul più alto,
fu scordato da chi doveva coglierlo,
anzi non è che proprio fu scordato:
nessuno fu capace di raggiungerlo.

—  Saffo, frammento 105a Voigt

Hello Sticky Frogs!

As you can see, Teddy needs all the rest he can get! Doing extremely important puppy things wears him out!

Hi Teddy and Teddy’s warm tree! 😊🐸🐶

Voigt thinks your couch looks very comfortable, he would definitely like to come and visit for a nap and a snuggle! He sends you a big hug! 😄😄