Acquired: Pet store
Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
Posted Dec 14, 2016
A friend of mine had a fire bellied toad at the time and told me that they required minimal care and were great pets. Her toad at the time would swim in the bathtub while she cleaned its enclosure and was easy to get in and out of the tank. My experience was very different.
I had two toads that I kept in a medium sized plastic enclosure I got at the pet store. We kept rocks on the bottom and had a few structures for them to climb around on. Removing the toads from the enclosure was almost impossible to do. When removing them to clean, my toads would scale the walls of the bathtub and try and escape. When I tried to pick them up they would jump much further than any I had ever seen.
These guys eat live crickets as a meal. This requires you to buy live crickets in a plastic bag weekly and dispose of them into the enclosure. I had many occasions where the crickets would jump out of the enclosure before I got the lid on and we would find them all over the house. This also became especially gross when cleaning the tank and finding bits and pieces of live crickets all over the tank.
Where I'm sure these animals would make great pets, I would do all your research before purchasing these animals. These toads require a lot of upkeep and attention.