Red-Eyed Tree Frog

on September 5, 2006

A description of the rainforest-dwelling Red-Eyed Tree Frog, one of God's incredible creations.

Red-eyed tree frogs are named for their large, bulging red eyes. They prefer rainforest areas close to rivers. They grow to 2-3 inches (5-8 cm), eat bugs, and have powerful long-jumping legs with suction cups on the toes. They are nocturnal, which means they are active during the night and sleep during the day.

Red-eyed Tree Frog

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  • Eyes: Bright red eyes may startle predators.
  • Skin: Its body is bright green, and the sides are blue with pale yellow stripes.
  • Feet: Each foot has toes with a sticky pad at the end that is used for climbing.