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Winston

Oriental Fire-Bellied Toad

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Health

5/5

Activity level

3/5

Temperament

5/5

Visibility

5/5

Easy to handle

1/5

Easy To feed

N/A

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

N/A

Easy to provide environmental needs

N/A

Easy to provide habitat

4/5

A brief overview of keeping toads

By

United States

Posted Apr 11, 2013

I helped my son keep 2 of these toads successfully for multiple years and learned a few things that can help you should you be considering owning one of your own. The main expense will be the setup. You should have a tank setup with both dry land and shallow water as they need both to be healthy. The tank should be at least 10 gallons to give them enough space to be happy and healthy. It is important to keep the water clean and when this is neglected, disease and complications including dull color will follow.
One of the drawbacks for keeping these animals is their requirement of live food. They often have been fed live crickets their whole life, so trying to feed them canned or freeze dried food will not be successful. This means frequent trips to the pet store to supply them with live crickets or alternatively, raising your own.
The toads are not the type of pet you should be holding or taking out of the tank. This can stress the animal out and lead to troubles. Keep this in mind if you are looking for a more hands on pet or if you have young children that may take matters into their own "hands". The activity level is typical moderate to low until it is feeding time. It really is quite amazing to watch them lunge to catch crickets and swallow them so quickly.

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