Q:

What does a lizard eat?

A:

Quick Answer

Most lizards are omnivores, however, what a lizard eats is largely influenced by its size. With over 3,800 different species of lizard, there is no set diet between them.

Know More

Full Answer

Smaller lizards, such as chameleons, geckos and horned lizards, eat mainly insects and small spiders. Larger lizards, such as whiptails and bearded dragons, are omnivores and can eat both insects, small mammals and even fruits. There are several species of lizards that are herbivores and only eat fruits and vegetables, including iguanas and the spiny-tailed agamid. Finally, some of the largest lizards are carnivores and eat insects, mammals and other reptiles. These include Komodo dragons and monitor lizards.

Learn more about Lizards

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What does a skink lizard eat?

    A:

    The skink lizard is always on the lookout for a meal, and they mainly eat insects. Crickets, beetles, caterpillars, grasshoppers, spiders, slugs, snails, earthworms, small mice and even other lizards are all on the menu for the skink lizard.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Which animals eat lizards?

    A:

    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.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do blue-tailed lizards eat?

    A:

    The blue-tailed lizard eats small worms and insects, including earthworms, caterpillars, beetles, crickets, grasshoppers, spiders, slugs, other lizards and small mice. Female lizards also eat their own eggs if they do not hatch. The blue-tailed lizard spends much of its day in dead trees searching for insects to eat. This lizard is also known as the five-lined skink.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do blue-tongued lizards eat?

    A:

    Blue-tongued skinks are omnivorous and eat both plant matter and a variety of small animals and insects in their natural habitat. In captivity, they subsist on a diet of greens, fruits, mealworms and crickets.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore