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Health Care

Fire-bellied toads are quite hardy little creatures. They are very adaptable and seldom become sick in captivity. However, they can easily become stressed, which can lead to a variety of physical maladies and possibly death. To keep your toad from becoming stressed, take care to disturb him as little as possible. Make sure his captive environment provides every thing he needs to live a happy and healthy life. Also, a common cause of stress in fire-bellied toads is sunlight. Place your toad's enclosure in an area that does not get direct sunlight to avoid a sudden rise in temperature. A glass or plastic enclosure will trap the heat, quickly raising your toad's temperature and causing him great stress.

For more information, read Quick & Easy Fire-Bellied Toad Care (T.F.H. Publications, Inc.).

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