Red-Eyed Tree Frog Facts

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Written By Charles

Red-Eyed Tree Frogs are some of the most beautifully colored frogs. These nocturnal animals are generally bright green with blue and yellow thighs and of course huge red eyes. Here are some facts about these wonderful creatures.

Red-Eyed Tree Frog Facts

  • Adult red-eyed tree frogs may slightly alter their color depending on mood or environment.
  • The red-eyed tree frog has three eyelids and sticky pads on its toes.
  • Red-eyed tree frogs inhabit areas near rivers and ponds in rainforests from southern Mexico, through Central America, to Northern Colombia.
  • These tree frogs are known to live as long as 5–10 years.
  • They are arboreal animals like their name suggests spending a majority of their life in trees, which also makes them great jumpers.
  • During the day, these nocturnal animals remain still, cover their blue sides with their back legs, tuck their bright feet under their belly, and shut their red eyes becoming almost invisible to predators.
  • Although not listed as endangered, the Red-eyed tree frog faces dangers of habitat loss due to encroaching civilization.


  • Charles

    Charles is the owner and operator of Nocturnal Animals. Prior to writing for Nocturnal Animals, Charles studied animal sciences at university and has written extensively on various topics regarding animals.

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