Lizards reproduce in different ways. While most lizards reproduce by laying eggs after a female is inseminated by a male, other types of lizards reproduce asexually, meaning they do not need a mate in order to produce offspring.Know More
During mating season, the glands at the base of the tail of males and females produces a smell that attracts the opposite sex. Females are attracted to the males who have the strongest odors. Males and females do not remain together after mating. Males continue to look for new females with whom they can mate, while females look for ways to make sure they will be able to safely produce their young. A female lizard will begin looking for locations where predators are unlikely to find the eggs after she lays them. The female lizard lays the eggs but does not wait for them to hatch. Approximately three months after the mother leaves, the eggs will hatch. Although there are some types of lizards that lay only one egg, most lay several eggs at once.
Some species of lizards give birth to live young rather than laying eggs. Other species do not need a male to reproduce, but those species are very rare. Only a few types of lizards are able to reproduce asexually, including some species of whiptail lizards.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 >
The frilled lizard is native to Northern Australia and Southern New Guinea. They inhabit tropical and warm temperate forests, as well as woodlands. These lizards are arboreal, spending most of their lives in trees, only descending for food or to engage in territorial conflicts.Full Answer >
Lizards do have teeth. However, the teeth of most lizards aren't specialized the way they are in animals like carnivores or rodents. All of their teeth look like pegs and are simply for catching prey and moving them down the digestive tract.Full Answer >
Lizards are eaten by birds, mammals, snakes and other lizards. Baby lizards are especially vulnerable to predators of all kinds because they receive no maternal protection. Lizard eggs are eaten by skunks, badgers and snakes.Full Answer >