Acquired: Pet store
Posted May 20, 2015
In third grade, I thought it would be awesome to have a pet toad. After begging and saving my allowance up for months in a way only third graders do, my parents finally gave in. We went to the pet store and I picked the toad that had the most vibrant colors---bright green and bright orange with black spots made the toad beautiful. Of course, thinking I was super creative, I named my toad Toady. I learned quickly that Toady did not like to be played with or touched at all, so after a few months of trying to play with Toady, I let him hide in his corner or in his pool, only taking him out to clean the tank. Toady refused to eat any crickets that were dead, fell into his pond or that were too large, causing a good amount of crickets to go uneaten every month. Toady only needed to be fed every other day, making him pretty low maintenance. If you are a person who wants a pet that isn't active with people but likes to be watched and is beautiful, a fire belly toad is perfect for you.