Green Tree Frog

Scientific Name: Hyla cinerea

About

These lime to olive green frogs have a thin white line down each side and may have small yellowish spots on their backs. They reach a size of 1 to 2 ½ inches.  These guys LOVE to climb and are at their most active just as night is falling.

Where they live

They are not picky about their habitat as long as there is adequate vegetative cover and standing water.  In the United States they live in Delaware southward through Florida and west to Tennessee, Louisiana, Missouri, and Illinois.

It is key to have fresh, clean, chlorine-free water available at all times.

Life Cycle

Green Tree Frogs may breed seven months out of the year in large choruses.

What They Eat

In the wild they eat terrestrial insects, worms, and other small invertebrates.  At our facility they are fed crickets and mealworms.  Adult green tree frogs can be fed every other day.

Bonus Info

  • These frogs always prefer to feed on active preys. They do not like to attack a passive prey which implies that they really love to play the game of preying.

Video from reptilesmagazine.com