Meet Mr. Toad and Friends - Fire Belly Toads
Introducing Mr. Toad and friends! Mr Toad came to us in June 2012, from a family in Maryland who were concerned their new dog would get to him. So we are excited to add him to our family. Then, we adopted three more fire belly toads from the Mid-Atlantic Tortoise & Turtle Society Rescue in September. Now Mr. Toad has three friends and doesn't have to live alone anymore.
Fire belly toads have bellies that are red and black. But it's not just the way they look that gives them this name. The toxins on his skin are strong enough to make you feel like you are burning. So watch out for cuts; and don't touch your eye before you get to the sink to wash your hands after handling one!
Mr. Toad and friends are available as part of our Rent-a-Reptile program, but as display animals, not for handling.
Mr. Toad and friends can be rented for $15 a month, with a 2 month minimum. They really are beautiful creatures; and each one has his/her own personality! One of them comes right up to the glass to check us people out. And they all come hopping over for dinner when they see the crickets coming.
Here is one of the toads showing off that wonderful belly.