Fire Belly Toad
About Fire belly toad :
The family name Fire bellied toad refers to numerous species of multi-colored, warty toads of the species Bombina that are presently famous as pets. These toads differ in range and coloration from genus to genus, but all acquire a dazzling orange, red or yellow color under stomach from which they obtain their universal name.
Fire-bellied toads are usually active during the day and hide either alone or in groups of up to seven individuals. When provoked, fire-bellied toads exhibit a reaction known as the unkenreflex. This action involves the toad flipping onto its back. This action conveys message to predators about the toxic nature of the toad.
- Give your toad live food; the toads must see movement in order to know what to feed on.
- Give typical food to your toad which includes crickets, small worms, and guppies but not the fancy ones.
- Always keep your toad in an amphibian tank.
Fire-bellied toads are inhabitant to Europe and Asia, expanding from Korea to Central Europe. All over their range, fire-bellied toads can survive in a variety of diverse habitats, from deciduous to mountain lakes, and river beds. The main necessity for fire-bellied toads is plentiful supply of fresh water.
Fire belly toad care :
- The salts on our skin will harm the toad and can be deadly. So do not touch them directly.
- Their oils are to some extent toxic and can cause a rash on your skin.
- Fire bellied toads are known to become tremendously excited when touched by a human. They are not intended to be touched.
- Only touch the toad when cleaning the tank.. Wear gloves while touching them.
- Make sure you provide 70% water and 30% land with hiding places for the toads.
- In captivity, fire-bellied toads should be housed in an area without other species of animals, as their skin secrets a kind of toxin when they are annoyed.
Oriental fire bellied toad :
The Oriental Fire-bellied Toad is scientifically named as Bombina orientalis. It is a little semi-marine toad species found in Korea, China as well as in Russia. They are generally kept as pets in land as well as in water. The Oriental fire bellied toad is also popular with the name as the tuti toad.
Physical features :
Oriental fire-bellied toads are simply identifiable species of Bombina. They characteristically have dazzling green color with black mottling spots on their body, but their coat darken to brown and even black depending on the environment presented.
Breeding generally takes place in the spring with the warming of the climate and enhance in rain. Male’s toads call to the females with a light barking sound. Females lay from 40 to 150 eggs in a huge bunch, usually around sunken plants, near the water's rim.
European fire bellied toad :
The European Fire bellied Toad scientifically known as Bombina is a fire-bellied toad inhabitant to mainland Europe. These toads are somewhat toxic and sometimes harmful to humans. When they get rid of their skin, they swell up themselves and make a coughing noise, then start to shred the old skin off with their mouth, and eat it for nourishment in order to expose newer, brighter skin.