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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 0    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 05/06/2006

Main Category:

Aquatic/Land

Sub Category:

Toads

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Laurie6294

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Fire-Bellied Toads

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

There are two types of fire bellies, European and Oriental. They have the same care standards.

Sexing and Characteristics:

The males are the only ones that croak. They usually make noise at night. Females are generally more active.

Mostly Active During:

Night

Substrate and Water Needs:

My substrate is smooth, small pieces of gravel. Donít make it to rough because they might cut themselves. I have 2/3 of the tank water and the other third land.

Lighting and UVB:

The tank it right near a window and I keep the blinds open so they get some natural light. Donít use a heater meant for a lizard because itíll dry out the tank.

Temperatures and Humidity:

I keep the air as humid as possible, with a temperature of about 65-70 degrees F. The water is usually between 70-75 degrees F.

Heating and Equipment:

I donít use any.

Caging Provided:

I have two toads, each about two inches long. They live quite comfortably in a 5 1/2 gallon tank. They have a small stone cave that holds the heat quite nicely.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

My toads eat a variety of things. I give them food every other day. Their diet consists of meal worms, "pinhead" crickets, pill bugs, centipedes, and commercial fish food. Meal worms arenít very nutritional so I give them only as a treat. Commercial fish food is also a treat.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

I donít use any. Some say you can "gut-load" your meal worms to make them healthier. This is when you give the worms a vitamin powder to eat. It remains in their bodies so the toads get it too.

Maintenance:

I clean the tank once a week. I change the water every two days. Make sure to remove any uneaten food as soon as possible for it will get moldy.

Some Words on this Species:

They are easy to care for and they are quite affordable. They are hardy and gradually get used to humans.
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