Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jun 06, 2013
I've owned two fire-belly toads for about six months, one dark green and the other light green. I wanted to get more experience with amphibians and these beautiful creatures really appealed to me. But since I already have a good number of pets, I didn't want anything that would be high-maintenance. That's why these toads are perfect! Although they do have some specifications regarding their habitat, once you have that in order, they are not difficult at all.
I keep them in a medium tank that is about half water and half rock. They seem to like this setup and enjoy hopping around and swimming in there. They're very active animals and fun to watch! To me, they are much more interesting than fish (although I am not a fish person). As for food, they get a couple live crickets every few days. Besides having to dust the crickets in calcium powder, the feeding couldn't be easier!
There are a few specifications a new pet owner will need to know about: Temperature (68-75F), conditioned water (you can buy water conditioner from any pet store), and washing hands before and after handling (and keep handling to a minimum). Once you get the basics down, taking care of these cool-looking toads is a breeze!
Pros: Beautiful, active, visible, easy care, low-cost
Cons: Not a cuddly pet, not much individuality, live food