So I found two vets close to me. Both want to charge me about $100 per toad for a “consultation, examination and husbandry yada yada yada” not including the damn fecal float tests. They won’t see them all at once, so three separate exams. I don’t need this. They expect me to drop 300$ on consults for 3 little toads and then pay the probably close to $100 per toad for testing? They won’t just run the tests.
I have a lot of animals and take all of them to the vet IF NECESSARY and understand the costs, but that’s absurd. It’s a damn invasive species. They typically get hunted with a pellet rifle and they want me to drop 600 bucks to check for parasites that they more than likely have? And then I’d have to buy the meds on top. Nope. I don’t bring my animals to the vet for every little thing because I, like many people who have had animals their whole life, have some experience treating certain things that don’t require a vet. The hell if I’m gonna drop that kind of cash for them to tell me my wild caught toads have a couple parasites.
So this brings me back to my original point. Is there a product used for toads that anyone has experience with, for example the two I originally mentioned?