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.Know More
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
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 >
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 >
The blue-tailed lizard eats small worms and insects, including earthworms, caterpillars, beetles, crickets, grasshoppers, spiders, slugs, other lizards and small mice. Female lizards also eat their own eggs if they do not hatch. The blue-tailed lizard spends much of its day in dead trees searching for insects to eat. This lizard is also known as the five-lined skink.Full Answer >