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MercyA last won the day on January 27

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  1. Mamu is hanging in there! Still more alert than yesterday. Mostly just hanging out in his little burrow but changes positions once in a while. He did not want to eat any crickets tonight, but we are not too worried about that. I read that adult toads in captivity should be fed every 2 to 3 days, but I thought we'd try it just in case he was hungry. Thank you for your continued prayers! ❤️🐸
  2. It can be taken to strengthen immunity on a regular basis, or larger doses can be taken if one is already sick. The bottles usually have instructions for maintenance and intensive use. We try to take it when we or someone in our immediate family is sick. We take it until our symptoms are mostly gone. It is too expensive to take regularly, IMHO, unless you raise elderberries yourself!
  3. We have found that elderberry syrup shortens the duration and severity of respiratory viruses in our family. We buy this kind, with added echinacea: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001C0EA8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It is likely quite safe for COVID patients: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33827515/ Praying for your DD and her partner.
  4. Mamu is doing well. He is more reactive to me (startles and moves away) whereas before he just sat there when I checked on him, poor thing. He is covered in coconut fiber this morning so I'm guessing he had a nice bath in the night and then dug a burrow. 🙂
  5. Any aquarium without captive marine mammals. Whales and dolphins shouldn't be forced to live in concrete cells. (I'm looking at you, Shedd Aquarium. Boo!)
  6. Another update. I only see one of five crickets left in the enclosure. The fifth cricket walked right by Mamu's nose and he didn't go for it, so I'm guessing he is full. Mamu is a frog in The Legend of Zelda. 🙂
  7. I would say that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard, but I've already said that, like, a hundred times this year.
  8. I used to spend at least 45 minutes once a week in the grocery store when DD was small. That was with a list and trying to hurry. I don't think I'll ever willingly use anything but curbside pickup from now on (quick trips excluded, of course). It's just so convenient.
  9. Happy update today: we moved the toad to a bigger enclosure with soft ground coconut fiber bedding. He immediately dug himself a comfy little burrow and settled in. We gave him five crickets (I read juveniles should have 3-6 a day) and he immediately snapped up two of them. He is also poo-ing. 🙂 DD was very concerned about the comfort of the crickets. We moved them to the smaller enclosure, lined it with paper towel, added an egg carton hiding spot, and gave them some hydration / nutrition cubes. They are 3/8" and seem to be a good size for the toad. Thank you for all your great advice, prayers, and good thoughts. I will keep you updated.
  10. We will stop at a pet store today and get some small crickets (and cricket food), softer substrate, and a larger enclosure. Thank you!
  11. Thank you so much! I was hoping you might chime in. 🙂 He is smaller than he looks in the picture. He's only about an inch and a half long. Last time I bought crickets for a toad it was difficult to find crickets that were small enough, and that toad was bigger than this one. I tried the local bait shop and the pet shop and all the crickets were pretty large. Is there anything smaller I could buy to feed him?
  12. Toad seems to be doing well this morning. He was in his "pond" soaking for a bit and now is sitting on a leaf. I caught a tiny moth and put in his enclosure last night. DD is doing okay. She knows it was a complete accident and not her fault. She loves all animals so it was a hard thing to happen. At first she thought she had killed him so I'm very glad we checked! Thank you for your prayers and good wishes!
  13. Please pray for a toad DD accidentally injured tonight. There was a lot of blood loss and his leg appears broken. 😞 We have him in a clean, quiet habitat and I will provide him with live food. He seems fairly lively and I know toads are resilient. Please pray that we can nurse him back to health. Thank you!
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