Are fire belly toads ok to touch and handle?
You should not handle fire belly toads or any other kind of frog, toad, or newt. The oils in your skin can harm the animal. Some toads, frogs, and newts have poison that they will release when they feel threatened. Fire belly toads, and most toads have this poison. It is okay to handle them if you must. Do not handle them alot or for fun. If you must pick them up, make sure your hands are clean and wet. If your hands are dry, you will absorb moisture out of the toad and make it dry. They need moisture to live.