Some lizards reproduce by laying eggs, while others give birth to live young. The lizard's mode of reproduction depends on its species. Iguanas, geckos and monitor lizards lay eggs; Solomon Island, blue-tongue and shingle-backed skinks reproduce by live birth.Continue Reading
The similarity between egg-laying and live-birth reproduction is the need for a male-female coupling. Once mating occurs, the male is no longer a part of the process. Egg-laying females deposit eggs in a location that keeps them hidden from predators, but she never returns to the eggs.
Some lizards reproduce by asexual reproduction. This is rare in the lizard kingdom, just as it is with any animal species.Learn more about Lizards
Lizards do pushups to communicate with other lizards, both male and female, especially if there is a lot of environmental noise that makes it difficult for the lizard to communicate vocally. Lizards often follow up the pushups with the head bob, which shows personal strength and conveys a territorial message to other lizards.Full Answer >
Most lizards are omnivores, however, what a lizard eats is largely influenced by its size. With over 3,800 different species of lizard, there is no set diet between them.Full Answer >
Three species of lizards are dangerous to humans: the Gila monster, the Mexican beaded lizard and the Komodo dragon. These lizards are dangerous because they transmit venom when they bite.Full Answer >
The lizard has a wide variety of predators, including birds, snakes and even other lizards. When being chased or attacked by predators, lizards may swell up, hiss, break off their tails to escape or even change colors to blend in with their surroundings.Full Answer >