Lizards hibernate during the cold periods of the year, making their homes in tree trunks, rocks and wherever they can find shelter. Lizards are cold-blooded ecnotherms with no internal heating capabilities, so they must rely on heat from external sources. When winter comes, they are forced into hibe
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.
California lizards eat mostly ants, grasshoppers, spiders and beetles. They have a small row of teeth on each jaw and teeth on the roof of their mouths. Lizards snatch their food with long, sticky tongues, crush it in their jaws and swallow it with very little chewing.
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.
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
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.
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.
Common backyard lizards include anoles, six-lined race runners and eastern fence lizards. Anoles, primarily found in the Southeastern United States in North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, are small- to medium-sized lizards with slender bodies. Their color ranges from bright green to dark b
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
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.