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
Some species of lizards, including the bearded dragon, the uromastyx and the blue-tongued skink, are omnivorous. Most other species are strictly insectivores, carnivores or herbivores.Full Answer >
Repellents are not known to work on lizards. Keep lizards away by removing their habitat, keeping your landscape dry and eliminating their food source. Get rid of anything on your property that provides food or shelter for the lizards.Full Answer >
The average lifespan of a lizard usually runs between one and 30 years, with a median of 10 years. Because there are over 5,000 different species of lizards, the lifespan varies from species to species.Full Answer >
Mothballs are not an effective deterrent for lizards. A better solution for keeping the lizard population at bay is to remove objects that provide a hiding place or food supply.Full Answer >