Habitat & Range
Red-eyed tree frogs are native to neotropical rainforests in South America.
As its name suggests, the red-eyed tree frog has red eyes with vertically narrowed pupils. It has a vibrant green body with yellow and blue vertically striped sides. Its webbed feet and toes are orange or red.
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Red-eyed tree frogs feed on various insects, including crickets, moths, and flies.
Reproduction & Lifespan
Mating season occurs when rain season is at its peak. The female chooses a leaf above a pond or large puddle, and lays her clutch of eggs. The eggs develop into small tadpoles, which hatch after six to seven days and fall into the water below. The tadpoles remain in the water for about a month, at which point they become frogs.
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