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What do lizards eat?

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Every lizard species has unique dietary needs, because lizards are a group of reptiles spanning up to 6,000 species rather than a single species. Potential pet owners should research their species' dietary needs before bringing home an animal.

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What do lizards eat?
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Lizards can be omnivorous, carnivorous or vegetarian. Bearded dragons are omnivorous lizards that eat crickets, mealworms, waxworms, baby mice (called pinkies), leafy greens and fruits. Jackson's chameleons are a carnivorous species that subside on crickets and mealworms as well as on other appropriately sized insects. Iguanas are a vegetarian species that eats only lettuce, kale, spinach and small amounts of melon, berries and other fruits.

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