Green Tree Frog
Facts about Green Tree Frog, "Scientific name for Green Tree Frog is Hyla cinerea". Green tree frogs are very beautiful with a bright green but this depends on their mood. Sometimes the Green Tree Frog change the colors to dark khaki green. There are other species that are believed to have white spots outlined by darker colors. The under parts of the Green Tree Frogs are creamy white. Males are smaller than female Green Tree Frog when they reach adulthood. The females are 4 3/4 inches (12cm) long or slightly below that.
Mostly these Green Tree Frogs are distributed in Eastern and Northern parts of Australia though there is another species found in South America.
Green Tree Frogs prefer places that are cool, damp and arid. They normally use human habitation for shelter. In most cases it hides under the rim of outback toilet bowls. There are some other people who like keeping them as pets since the Green Tree Frog are beautiful, neat and easy to take care of.
These green tree frogs eat spiders, crickets, cockroaches, lizards and other frogs. When they are held in a secluded place they can be fed with small mice.
The Green Tree Frogs breed in summer and wet season. They make use of still water which includes tanks, swimming pools, swamps and drainage systems. Before the tadpoles start the metamorphosis stage they may grow up to 3 7/8 inches (10cm) long.
The Green Tree Frog survive by climbing smooth surfaces where they cling with their belly’s skin and pads on their toes. Male Green Tree Frog produce a very distinctive call but in cases where they are attacked by their enemies they both make scream loudly to scare the predators off.
Green tree frogs are normally in danger of drainage clearance because this destroys their habitats. There is fungus that attacks frog’s skins known as chytrid which is also threatening.
It is believed that this disease has cause the decline of the Green Tree Frogs in Australia and South America, so researches are on the ground trying to control it.