Fire belly toads
Fire belly toads

Fire Belly Toad


Fire belly toads are small frogs belonging to several species in the genus Bombina.

Fire belly toad.

Fire belly toad (Bombina sp.), being sold as a pet.

Fire belly toads are semi-aquatic frogs. They used to be quite common in Europe, but I haven’t seen many in recent years. These pictures were taken of captive speciments in pet stores and in a zoo.

Fire belly toad.

Fire belly toad (most likely Bombina orientalis), Budapest Zoo.

Firebelly toads can be kept as pets, and in North America they seem to be popular, probably due to their small size, attractive coloration, low maintenance, and the fact that they are active during the day.

Further Readings:

Fire-bellied toad on Wikipedia.
Fire Belly Toad Care Sheet, Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc.
The Fire-Bellied Toad Care Sheet on
Last updated: November 9, 2016

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