Fire Bellied Toad

Scientific Name: Bombina orientalis


These adorable small Toads have colorful red, orange, or yellow undersides (our stock is usually red). When threatened the Fire-Bellied Toad exposes its bright underside and sometimes excretes toxins from its skin to scare off predators. Fire-Bellied Toads spend most of their time in the water.

Where they live

Fire-bellied toads thrive in northeastern China, Korea, southern Japan, and southern parts of Russia. They are highly aquatic and usually found in slow-moving streams and ponds.

It is key to have fresh, clean, chlorine-free water available at all times.

Life Cycle

Fire-bellied toad females lay eggs in clusters of 3 to 45. These clusters are deposited every 7 to 10 days. with a total clutch size of 38 to 257 eggs. Typically, eggs are laid on submerged plants near water’s edge.

What They Eat

In the wild they eat terrestrial insects, worms, and other small invertebrates.  At our facility they are fed crickets and mealworms.  Fire-bellied toads should be fed every day.

Bonus Info

  • Fire-bellied toads secrete toxins from their skin, and they want potential predators to know it.

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