Most lizards require a male and female pairing to mate; the male excretes an odor from a gland on the tail to which the female is attracted. Male lizards will mount female lizards to complete the mating process.Know More
Most lizards, both male and female, will be ready to mate by the time they reach one year of age. They are sexually and physically mature by this age and will be capable of producing the necessary hormones for breeding. Female lizards will also be large enough to carry the amount of young that is necessary to reproduce. Lizard breeding is not time consuming, and lizards will often go their separate ways after they have mated. There is no relationship in the mating process.
There are some species of lizards that do not need a male to reproduce. These lizards are found in the United States and Mexico. They are an all female species of lizard and the females are capable of providing the correct amount of DNA. It produces two sets of DNA to makeup for the absence of a male lizard. All types of lizards are able to lay eggs or birth live young, and the type of young they have is dependent on geographical location and environmental factors.Learn more about Lizards
Geckos are types of lizards, but have several physical features, such as shorter and broader heads and sticky feet, that distinguish them from other types of lizards. Geckos and lizards live in many areas around the world and are particularly well-suited for life in hot and dry locations, such as the American southwest and deserts in the Middle East.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >
Lizards are distributed throughout the world, and as the San Diego Zoo notes, most of them live on the ground. Other common lizard dwelling places are underground burrows (especially in deserts), under rocks, marshy bogs and in trees.Full Answer >
Anole lizards in the wild feed on small, live insects, including flies, beetles, crickets, moths, butterflies, ants and termites, as well as spiders, slugs, worms and other invertebrates. Since the anole lizard's sight is based on movement, its prey needs to be alive or otherwise mobile in order for it to be eaten. In the wild, anole lizards hydrate themselves with the dew found on plants.Full Answer >