Most lizards require a male and female pairing to mate; the male excretes an odor from a gland on the tail to which the female is attracted. Male lizards will mount female lizards to complete the mating process.Continue Reading
Most lizards, both male and female, will be ready to mate by the time they reach one year of age. They are sexually and physically mature by this age and will be capable of producing the necessary hormones for breeding. Female lizards will also be large enough to carry the amount of young that is necessary to reproduce. Lizard breeding is not time consuming, and lizards will often go their separate ways after they have mated. There is no relationship in the mating process.
There are some species of lizards that do not need a male to reproduce. These lizards are found in the United States and Mexico. They are an all female species of lizard and the females are capable of providing the correct amount of DNA. It produces two sets of DNA to makeup for the absence of a male lizard. All types of lizards are able to lay eggs or birth live young, and the type of young they have is dependent on geographical location and environmental factors.Learn more about Lizards
Chameleons are largely carnivorous, eating a varied diet of insects, although some larger chameleons will eat birds and lizards. Chameleons enjoy insects like crickets, grasshoppers, locusts and stick bugs. Some chameleons, specifically the veiled chameleon, also eats a small amount of plants and flowers.Full Answer >
Alligator lizards are exclusively carnivorous and prey on a diverse range of animals encompassing everything from crickets and snails to frog tadpoles, bird eggs and even other lizards and younger alligator lizards. They are voracious hunters who attack with their powerful jaws and use both their eyesight and their keen chemical sense to track and inspect prey before striking and devouring it.Full Answer >
According to New Scientist, there are several varieties of venomous lizards, but the presence or absence of a blue tail isn't enough to determine which lizards are poisonous and which ones are not. In fact, as recently as 2005, there were thought to only be two types of venomous lizard.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 >