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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.57    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 07/20/2004

Main Category:

Aquatic/Land

Sub Category:

Toads

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Jo toad

Years Experience:

Under 1 Year

Species:

Fire Belly Toads

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Fire Belly Toads

Sexing and Characteristics:

Telling sexes of these toads is not very easy. Usally when you see one jump on another one the top toad is usally a male and the bottum a female. Sometimes the males will jump on another male but usally the other male lets out a special croak to tell the top toad he is a male as well.

Mostly Active During:

Night

Substrate and Water Needs:

Gravel is usally the best substrate cause it is easy to clean but make sure it is large enough so it can not be easily swallowed. These toads will need land or some kind of object above water level or they just might die. I have found that 3/4 water and 1/4 land works well with a peice of drift wood on the water end. Placing some moss on the land over the rocks is a great idea b/c not only does it reduce the risk of your toad swollowing rocks it is also loved by toads cause it is nice and moist.(Even though moss is a great idea it should be replaced every couple weeks cause its a great place for mold and that is bad.) When putting water in your tank make sure it is stale (been sitting in a bucket for at least 24 hours) and dechlorinated. You should also have a filter to keep algae from growing in the water.

Lighting and UVB:

These toads donot need lighting but it is a nice addition. If you live in a cold place then you might want to use a light.

Temperatures and Humidity:

They usally do fine at tempatures between 75 degrees and 83 degrees during the day and at night the tempature can drop to about 68 or 72 degrees.

Heating and Equipment:

Not nesseary unless you live in a cold place.

Caging Provided:

I have two fire bellys in an 10 gallon aqurium and they do just fine. Make sure you have plenty of hiding spots and some real or fake plants to make it neater looking.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Mainly crickets but you can also try other insects to add variety. check with your local pet shop on what other insects you can give them. They usually eat 2-3 crickets every other day.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Dust food with calcium powder every other feeding.

Maintenance:

Try and clean cage at least once a week but if you cannot change at least 50% of the water every week.

Some Words on this Species:

They are very good first pets and are very interesting to watch but wash hands before and after handeling b/c they sometimes secreat a toxin from there skin.
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