Garden Toad House For Sale
The best way to make a home for your little friend is with a terracotta frog house. They are easy to build and they look very cute! You can buy them from any local pet store or online.
If you don’t have access to these materials, then you can easily create one yourself using clay and some twine.
You can even make a small version of the Frog House out of old tins. Just cut off the top part and glue it together. Then add some moss and plants to complete your home.
There are many different types of frogs available in nature stores such as tadpoles, tadpole lizards, tree frogs etc. There are also frogs available in pet shops. These frogs come in various colors and sizes so you will need to choose the right size for your home.
Toad Houses Are Easy To Build And Can Be Used With Any Size Frog
If you want to make a large sized home, then you can use a larger frog such as a giant toad or even an African Rock Python. You can also make a smaller sized home for a small frog such as a bullfrog.
You can even create your own version of the terrarium by using things around the house such as an old fish tank, an old refrigerator or indeed anything else you can think of.
Some people like to make their homes outside. If you decide to put your home outside, you will need to waterproof it and line in with some kind of insulation to keep the temperature regulated. You will also need to make sure it is safe from other animals that may try and get inside.
It is important that you don’t put the home in direct sunlight. Instead, find a shaded area that it will be safe from any potential predators.
It can take a while for frogs to get used to their new homes. You should always keep them inside for at least a week or two before you release them into their new environment. This way they have time to familiarize themselves with their surroundings and become comfortable in their new home.
Straw Makes Great Insulation And Can Be Used To Create A Waterproof Home
If you are building a home outside, then you are going to need to waterproof it and add an insulation layer. You can do this by putting the home inside a sealable plastic bag and filling it with straw. Then add some more straw on the inside of your home as well.
This is a very effective way of making sure your home stays in good condition for as long as possible.
Another way of creating an insulation layer is by using foam floor tiles or pool tiles. You simply place these on the inside of your home and they provide an excellent barrier between the outside elements and your home.
These can easily be found at any home improvement store. You may need to speak to a professional in order to work out the best way to go about this.
Adding a layer of dirt on the outside of your home can also be effective as it prevents direct contact with the ground which can cause dampness to build up. You should always check on your home every month or so to make sure there are no signs of any cracks or holes.
It is also important that you check for any signs of predators trying to get inside. You may need to place some wire mesh over potential weak spots such as air holes.
Don’t Forget The Water Feature
Putting a small pond, lake or waterfall near your home can be a great idea. Not only does it provide an attractive view for you but it also acts as a water source for your new pets.
You simply need to drill a few small holes into a stone and place it near the edge of your water feature. This way, your frogs will be able to access as much water as they need.
Make sure the water feature is away from areas that get a lot of sun or wind as these can cause the water to evaporate quickly and then you may find your frogs die because of dehydration.
Take Your Time When Building Your Home
Building your home should never be rushed. Make sure you set aside a few weeks if not months in order to do it right.
If you find that you don’t have time to build your home before the frogs arrive, you may want to ask the supplier to hold the frogs until you are ready.
It isn’t fair to the frogs to expect them to adapt to a home that isn’t finished yet. They will most likely end up getting sick or killed as a result.
If you are really pushed for time, you could ask your supplier to send the frogs before the home is ready and then set them aside in an isolated tank. Make sure they have some food and water in there so they don’t go hungry or thirsty.
You can then quickly build your home so they have a place to stay until you are ready for them.
Sources & references used in this article:
Frog and toad together by A Lobel, A Lobel… – 1972 – fokt.pw
Imaginary Toads in Real Gardens by D Adler – English Literary Renaissance, 1981 – journals.uchicago.edu
“Imaginary gardens with real toads”: Reading and drama in education by D Booth – Theory into Practice, 1985 – Taylor & Francis
Quotation and Modern American Poetry:” Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads” by E Gregory – 1996 – books.google.com
Habitats of the British amphibians (2): suburban parks and gardens by TJC Beebee – Biological Conservation, 1979 – Elsevier
The spotted garden slug by S Hall – Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture, 1988 – Springer