The most effective method of keeping lizards away is to make the area less hospitable. Commercially available chemical and electric repellents sometimes work, but these are potentially harmful to children and pets.
Most species of lizard are quadrupedal and crawl using their four limbs and tail. Certain species are legless and slither like snakes. Some lizards, such as geckos, can adhere to vertical or inverted surfaces and move freely on them.
As of 2015 there are over four thousand species of lizards inhabiting almost every continent and habitat on earth. Lizards belong to the class Reptilia and, like snakes, turtles and other members of this order, are cold-blooded and covered with scales. Lizards, like most other reptiles, lay eggs.
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.
Baby lizards are able to eat the same things that adult lizards eat, so no special diet is required for babies. The diet of a baby lizard is dependent on the diet of its species.
Types of pet lizards include the leopard gecko, the crested gecko, the bearded dragon, the green iguana and the Chinese water dragon. The pet lizards' sizes, how easy they are to care for and the costs of maintaining them determine their suitability for either the beginner or the expert keepers.
The correct diet for a lizard depends on its species and age. People can feed most young lizards insects such as crickets, beetle larvae, flies and moths. Adult lizards exhibit greater variation in their diet, as some are strict herbivores, others prefer live prey and still others are eager to eat b
There are many lizards that are herbivorous and exclusively eat plants, while there are also some lizards that are omnivorous or carnivorous. Most pet lizards are omnivorous and need a variety of food including plants, insects and fruit to meet nutritional requirements.
A baby lizard is often referred to as a hatchling, though this term is not exclusive to lizards as most animals that are hatched from eggs can also be referred to as such. It is possible that some individual species may have more specific names for their babies. There are about 4,675 species of liza
A group of lizards is called a lounge. Only about 20 out of 6,000 lizards live in groups. Most lizard species are oviparous, meaning they lay their eggs. Many lizards lay their eggs in a secluded, thermally stable location, and then bury the eggs and leave them forever.