Oriental Fire-bellied Toad, (Bombina orientalis):
- Normally found in Korea, North-eastern China, and parts of Russia, with an introduced population in Beijing, and many kept as pets all over the world.
- Typically quite small, around two inches in length, with a drastic color scheme of green, black, and vivid orange.
- Feeds on insects in the while and is usually fed crickets and other small insects dusted with calcium powder to supplement their diet.
- Males are veracious maters and will jump on the backs of any passing toads, even other males. Females lay between 40-100 eggs, which, once hatched, become tadpoles, and then frogs about three to four months later.
- As their bright coloration might suggest, the toad is slightly toxic, though not nearly as dangerous as other frogs, such as Poison Arrow Frogs. Though handling is not inherently dangerous, excessive handling should be avoided and hands should always be washed afterwards.
- Listed as Least Concern, the animal can be bought in many pet shops and is one of the most popular amphibian pets.