Reptiles eat everything from small insects to large mammals, such as buffalo and deer. Some reptiles, such as giant tortoises, are vegetarians that eat plants, such as cacti, grasses and other low-lying vegetation.Continue Reading
The alligator snapping turtle is a freshwater reptile that lies on the muddy bottoms of lakes or rivers. There it lies in wait for prey, such as fish, another turtle or a mollusk. It lures its prey by wriggling a wormish growth on the bottom of its mouth. When the prey comes near, the turtle catches it in powerful jaws. Alligator snapping turtles also consume frogs, insects, snakes, crayfish, worms and even rodents.
Some snakes, such as egg-eating snakes, are specialists, while others eat a wide range of prey, such as worms, lizards, rodents, other snakes, small deer or small crocodiles. Some snakes simply grab prey and swallow it, while others immobilize their prey with venom or kill it by constriction. All snakes swallow their prey whole.
The diet of lizards is also varied. The chameleon eats insects. It stalks its prey slowly, then grabs it with its very long and sticky tongue. Other types of lizards, such as the green iguana, also eat fruit, flowers and leaves. Caiman lizards prefer snails, while komodo dragons eat wild pigs and water buffalo.Learn more about Pet Reptiles
Baby bearded dragons can eat vegetables. It is recommended that a young bearded dragon's diet consist of 20 percent greens, with meat making up the remainder. Do not try to feed a baby dragon large pieces of any kind of vegetable.Full Answer >
There are about 200 species of tortoises that live around the world, but all tortoises have certain features that set them apart from turtles and other reptiles.Full Answer >
You can teach a bearded dragon tricks by being consistent with the training and offering him treats as positive reinforcement each time he performs a trick. Use the same words and the same tone to encourage him, and stick to the same routine.Full Answer >
Some retailers that sell iguana cages include Amazon.com and Petco as of 2015. Petco offers physical stores and an online shop, while Amazon.com offers online ordering only.Full Answer >