Are you ready for a fire-bellied Toad?

I have had my fire-bellied toads and newts for a couple months now and feel I have a little more knowledge of keeping them.

So far I have found them much more easy to take care of than I had expected.  They can be left for 1-2 weeks while I am on vacation and thrive just fine.  I just put a lot of crickets in their home as I leave and when I get back they don’t even act hungry.  I do clean and change the water in their aquarium more often that I did when I just had fish in it (about every other week).  Having to change the water more often is well worth the entertainment value of these cute toads.  So, I now can highly recommend having fire-bellied toads and newts as pets.  Remember, if you find you cannot take care of these animals DO NOT release them into the wild.  Return them to a pet store that will find another suitable home for them.

Read this “care sheet” to see if a fire-bellied toad is a good pet for you.

http://www.petco.com/caresheets/amphibians/Toad_Firebellied.pdf

Check out these sites to find out how to care for fire-bellied toads.  Then you can decide if a fire-bellied toad is the right pet for you.

http://exoticpets.about.com/cs/frogsandtoads/a/orientalfbtoads.htm

http://allaboutfrogs.org/info/mypets/firebellies.html

http://www.amphibiancare.com/frogs/caresheets/firebelliedtoad.htm

http://www.grizzlyrun.com/Pets/Amphibians/Frogs/Fire_Bellied_Toad_Care_Information/Default.html

13 Responses

  1. do fire belly toads have tadpoles ?
    what is the gestation Period?

    • Hey,
      The fire-bellied toads do not have tadpoles.
      they have eggs and then the eggs turn to live toads not tadpoles.

      Anna

      • Yes they do have tadpoles which in turn come from spawn/eggs. They do not immediately hatch into toadlets, this takes about 3-4 weeks.

      • Firebellied toads do lay eggs but their eggs hatch into tadpoles. Over about a month the tadpoles grow legs and lose their tail to become a toadlet. Their gestation period is about a week.

  2. My belly toads dont have tadpoles yet cause i dont know how the eggs look like.

  3. Okay, I have a question. How long is the gestation period for a fire bellied toad?

  4. Question,
    are fire-bellied toads poisonous?

  5. One of my firebelly toads laid an egg sac last week – this morning I was able to see at least 40 teeny tiny barely there specks swimming around the tank (itty bitty tadpole babies!!!) From what I read they should be fully formed toadlets within 5 weeks, and then they just grow larger from that point.

  6. Firebellied toads do lay eggs underwater, which hatch into tadpoles. Over about a month the tadpoles grow legs and lose their tail to become a toadlet. Their gestation period is about a week.

  7. i just got a fire bellied toad, do i need to put plants in? i have a big rock for her to sit on.

  8. About 15 years. They can live as long as 30 years in the wild!

  9. does anyone what 5 fired bellied toads i cannot take care of them anymore if so letme know ASAP…

  10. I have a fire belly newt that I bought in October 1998. How long do they live?

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