Cold blooded does not mean reptiles have cold blood. They are, however, referred to as “cold-blooded” animals because of how they regulate their body temperatures through a process called thermoregulation. More »

Birds are warm-blooded. Warm-blooded animals are those that can generate enough body heat to regulate their own temperatures, rather than relying on the ambient environment for heat as in scaly reptiles, amphibians or mo... More » Pets & Animals Birds

According to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, warm-blooded animals regulate their body heat internally, while the body temperature of cold-blooded animals depends on the temperature of their surroundings. Mammal... More » Science Biology Zoology

Some reptiles that live in caves include salamanders, snakes and frogs. These reptiles go to the caves to find a cool place to get away from the summer heat. Salamanders are a common reptile in U.S. caves, particularly i... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles

Some examples of reptiles are crocodiles, alligators, snakes, lizards and turtles. Reptiles are cold-blooded vertebrates that have scales. Since reptiles are cold-blooded, their bodies respond to the temperature of the s... More »

Find live reptiles for sale are by visiting local pet stores or contacting a local reptile rescue center. Also find live reptiles by talking to private breeders and going online. More » Pets & Animals Reptiles

All reptiles have scales or scutes that cover their skin, as this is a defining characteristic of the class Reptilia. Reptilian skin is horny and waterproof but lacks the thickness of mammalian skin. In some reptiles, th... More »