Barking Tree Frog

hyla gratiosa

These frogs grow to be about 6.5cm(2.5 in). They have a short head and snout and a very conspicuous ear-drum. They are usually leaf-green with dark gray to brown roundish blotches, and also can have small lemon-yellow spots scatterd around the roundish blotches.
These guys requires a tall planted terrarium with good ventilation and temperature about 21-27C (70-81F) and slightly cooler for a couple of months in winter.
Read more information on this subject in the Housing Your Pet Frog section.
(see the Frog Doctor for details on illness prevention.)
It can be feed on a variety of medium sized invertebrates and of course crickets (usually sized 3/4s of an inch)
See my page on Dealing with Crickets for more info.
The barking tree frog can be found in the southeastern United States. It spends a good deal of its time climbing trees.
Its common name comes from the loud barking call emitted by the male during rain. This call sounds a lot like the bark of a small dog. But, the call changes to sound more like a hollow-sounding "doonk" when the frog is in water. Because the barking tree frog lives in forests near water, the destruction of such areas through deforestation and urban development present a danger to its continued existence.
Information on the longevity of frogs is available in the Weird Frog Facts section.
Miscellaneous Facts:
It is quite hardy and it makes a rewarding terrarium inmate.
My info on this species so far is pretty sparse. If anyone has a good photo they'd like to share or more info I'm sure many visitors would be greatful!

Back to Species Info Page.
Back to Frequently Asked Questions About Pet Frogs.