230 Bammel Westfield Road, Houston, Texas 77090281-587-2336

Red Eye Tree Frog

These amphibians are native to the rainforests of Mexico, Central America and Colombia. They have a friendly nature and thrive in groups of the same species. They love to climb and become active and vocal at dusk. They are very popular as pets due to their stunning coloration.

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Neotropical rainforests where it ranges from Mexico, through Central America, to Colombia.


According to their mood, red-eyed tree frogs can even become a dark green or reddish-brown color. They have white bellies and throats but their sides are blue with white borders and vertical white bars. Their feet are bright red or orange.

Size & Lifespan

Habitats should be 68-70°F at night with a temperature range during the day of 75-85°F


They are nocturnal animals so they hunt and wonder at night. If startled during the day as they are sleeping on the underside of leaves, they will quickly pop their bright red eyes open in defense to turn away a predator that possibly sees eyes as big as theirs.


Eats mainly crickets; can be given earthworms and other live feeder insects as treats


Red Eye Tree Frogs are easy to house. Choose a large enclosure – a 18x18x24 Exo Terra Glass Terrarium is a good size for 2-4 juveniles or adults.


Can live up to 10 years.