Food Chain

What Eats A Toad?

What Eats A Toad?

What eats toads?

What do toads eat?

When they are tadpoles, young toads face all the same predators, or natural enemies, as any other immature amphibians. Fish, birds, and a variety of mammals all like to eat them.

But adult toads have far fewer natural enemies than adult frogs do. A toad’s dry skin contains glands that secrete poisonous chemicals. These chemicals can make predators very sick if they try to eat a toad.

So, very few animals make a habit of eating toads.

As for what toads themselves eat: Toads eat a variety of insects.

Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.
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