The red eyed tree frog is an amphibian that is found in Mexico, Central America, northern South America and other places.
The Red eyed tree frog is a neon-green frog that has bright red eyes. They are small and colorful, having orange feet and bright yellow and blue sides.
The colors of the red eyed tree frog are so dramatic that it can throw off the predators when they try to hunt it. The different colors shock the predator and cause them to have to pause for an instant in order for it to look at the animal and this gives the frog a chance to escape.
The red eyed tree frog will keep its eyes closed and its colors covered by hiding under a leaf or stuck under a rock. When they are threatened, they will open their eyes which are bright red, and this will scare their predators.
The colors of the Red eyed Tree Frog cause the predator to see a ghostly shadow and gives the frog a chance to get away when it is being hunted.
The only predators that the Red Eyed Tree Frog have are ones that use their eyesight to find prey and ones that usually hunt at night. When the predator hunts at night, the colors are not easily seen, and this allows the predator to feed on the frog.
The Red Eyed Tree Frog is found in Mexico, Central America and in South America and they are found in rain forests that have large canopy’s where they can hide. Most of these frogs are found in tropical locations.
Because of the name “tree” frog, most of these types of frogs do live in trees but since they are amphibians, they have their eggs in water so they live close to where they can get to water. After they have their eggs, they return to the trees.
The Red Eyed Tree Frog uses its long tongue that is sticky to hunt its food. It sits and waits for its prey to come before it begins to feed.
The Red Eyed Tree Frog is a carnivore which means it eats meat. This frog eats smaller frogs, fruit flies, crickets, grasshoppers, moths and other insects.
Most of the Red Eyed Tree Frogs only get to up to 3 inches. The female is larger than the male and most male Red Eyed Tree Frogs only grow up to 2 inches long.