Reptiles and Amphibians

Treefrogs

What does a treefrog look like?

Treefrogs are small amphibians. There are more than 800 kinds of treefrogs.

Treefrogs come in different sizes and colors. Some are 5 inches (13 cm) long. Others are less than 1 inch (3 cm) long.

Treefrogs have round pads on their feet. These act like suction cups. They help treefrogs stick to tree branches and leaves.

Where do treefrogs live?

Treefrogs live on every continent except Antarctica.

Most treefrogs live in trees. Some treefrogs live on the ground near lakes and ponds.

Treefrogs lay their eggs in water. The eggs hatch into tadpoles. Tadpoles are baby frogs. They live in the water for weeks. Then, they change into adults. 

What do treefrogs eat?

Treefrogs eat small insects. They enjoy flies, ants, crickets, beetles, and moths.

When they are young, treefrogs eat algae and other plants.

Fun facts about treefrogs

Some treefrogs, like the squirrel treefrog, change color. This helps them blend in with their environment. Predators cannot find them.

The United States is home to 30 kinds of treefrogs. Central America and South America have 600 kinds of treefrogs.
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"Treefrogs." Report Builder, Gareth Stevens Publishing, garethreportbuilder.com/article/584/treefrogs. Accessed 22 Feb, 2018.