Many biologists think that the red-eyed tree frog evolved its striking crimson eyes to startle predators into second-guessing their prey choice. Nictitating membranes on the eyes of red-eyed tree frogs keep them closed while sleeping. This membrane shields the frogs from danger while also allowing just enough light for them to see approaching predators.
They are not poisonous despite their striking coloring. This nocturnal carnivore mostly consumes insects during the night, such as grasshoppers, flies, moths, and crickets. The red-eyed tree frog eats even smaller frogs because it can fit anything in its mouth. Tree frogs with red eyes are not in danger. However, their environment is rapidly disappearing.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size)/ Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No