Acquired: Pet store
Posted Oct 22, 2014
We have two fire bellied toads. These creatures however are actually frogs, and like to swim. We found fairly quickly that a fish tank was a better environment and had a lot of fun finding a way to create a partial second level of land above water in the bottom.
These frogs can be handled, but do not like it and it is not good for them. They soon learn when feeding time is though, and are usually waiting when the locusts arrive. They will then take their time stalking them through the plants.
Our toads like to submerge themselves in the water, just leaving the tip of their head above the water; it is nice when they do this against the glass as you can really see their fantastic colours.
I really like these pets. It is fun setting up the tank, which can look really nice when done if you spend time on it. They are easy to maintain after that, just needing a water and substrate change from time to time. They are relaxing to watch and are not demanding to keep. The kids always make a beeline to the tank to take a peek.
I really like our toads.