Adult bearded dragons shed their skin once a year, while juvenile dragons that are still growing shed their skin several times in a year. Shedding is a natural process that allows the reptile to rejuvenate its body condition by molting the old, external skin layer.
Bearded dragons occasionally need help shedding completely. Pet owners who see their reptile having difficulty shedding should use a shedding product, such as Shed-Ease or Shedding Aid, to soak the reptile for 20 minutes. After a shed bath, the animal should be dried completely before placing it back into its enclosure to prevent excess moisture from causing bacterial growth.Learn More
Male African fat-tailed geckos have broader heads and wider tail bases than females. Additionally, males have many obvious pores located on the underside of their legs. Some clues that can help indicate an African fat-tailed gecko’s gender include social interactions and egg deposition. Any gecko that deposits eggs is a female, and usually, those that fight with each other are males.Full Answer >
Horned lizards protect themselves in many ways, including breaking the blood vessels in their eyes and shooting blood up to 4 feet in the air to distract predators, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. They also eject small amounts of blood from the inner corners of their eyes to confuse predators.Full Answer >
The life cycle of a lizard ranges from 3 to 50 years. Longevity depends on the species in question.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >