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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Do Toads Hibernate in Garages?

Someone asked me if their pet toad will hibernate if kept in a garage during the cold winter months.

If the garage is uninsulated and unheated then the temperature in the garage will be quite close to the outside temperature, although it would be a bit warmer, and so the toad will probably go into hibernation. Just ensure that it has plenty of food before hibernation time so it can make it through the winter and provide appropriate foliage for the toad to hide itself under.

If the toad came from a pet shop then they can probably provide you with some great tips on how to look after it, how to house it, and what to feed it . If it's a local wild toad then the best thing to do is to set it free where it will do what comes naturally. It would be much better to create a wild toad habitat in the yard/garden where you can see them in their natural setting, not in a glass bowl.

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Blogger Steve said...

You should find out what kind of toad it is, some kinds might not be wanting to hibernate.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Washington State Traffic Ticket said...

We also have toad living in our garage.

What will happen to him this winter. We reside in Michigan and it will be below zero this winter.

Thank you for your time.

10:09 AM  

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