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How to look after tree frogs as pets

In the green world, tree frogs are the most diverse, with differences in appearance, habitats and specificity. They live either on soil or in water, while most of them are green, there are many subspecies, which have duller colors. Small insects and small invertebrates are the primary source of food for these tiny animals. Spread across the northern hemisphere from America to Asia, the tree frogs are known to become noisy when there are signs of rain in the atmosphere, and in some cultures, people have come to rely on the weather forecast.

Gray tree frogs are mainly distributed in the United States and Canada, they are very small and their classification maion name North American common tree frog. As the name implies, they are predominantly gray, but the intensity of color varies from dark gray to lighter. They never go beyond four or five inches in length (less than two inches), and they are lumpy texture of the skin. For the average person, many tree frogs may look alike, despite the fact that they may belong to different species. For example Cope's Gray frog looks exactly the same as gray, but has a different challenge.

Gray tree frogs can be found from central Texas to northern Canada, and although they live in all of North America, they are never found in other places around the world. As for their behavior, gray tree frogs, primarily wood, they are forest areas close to water, so after the rains they can be seen near a small pool in the forest. They use the night in search of shelter and feeding, where they prey on small insects (like arthropods). Mating occurs in spring and summer months, and it is this season, their skin changes color from green to gray as camouflage is designed to protect against predators.

Gray tree frogs can also be found in captivity as many pet stores sell them. They adapt well in captivity requires only a few live plants and a constant source of water as the surrounding habitat. Food can be purchased at pet stores, so there is no problem of maintaining them. Like most other species of frogs, it is reasonable to moderate pollution, pH fluctuations and UV-B radiation, so they show health issues gradually, however, the high vulnerability of tree frogs is that environmental changes. Make sure you know all about how to take care of such animals in captivity, or they will die!