Gecko eggs typically hatch in 65 to 120 days. The exact time it takes for a gecko egg to hatch depends on the conditions of the incubation area.
Temperature is the primary factor that determines how fast gecko eggs will develop. Higher temperatures cause more rapid development, while lower temperatures delay it. However, higher temperatures may not always be best. A careful balance must be kept to prevent the incubator from getting too hot or cold because development that progresses too rapidly may result in underdeveloped hatchlings. Crested geckos that hatch too quickly may have underdeveloped crests. Geckos' sexes are also temperature-dependent, so lower temperatures tend to result in female hatchlings, while higher temperatures result in males.Learn More
Egg-laying chameleons usually lay eggs three to six weeks after mating. The eggs hatch in four to 12 months, but eggs of the rare Parson's chameleon may take 24 months to hatch. Live-bearing species give birth four to six months after mating.Full Answer >
Male iguanas have large jaw muscles that look like jowls and two fatty deposits on their foreheads, making male iguanas’ heads bigger and blockier than females' heads. A male also has a larger, heavier body and a bulge near the base of his tail where his reproductive organs are located.Full Answer >
The nearly 6,000 lizard species have adapted to their environment in nearly as many ways. Some evolve camouflage that helps them to blend in with their environment, while others develop gaudy colors and displays used to attract the attention of mates or to dissuade competitors. Lizards frequently adapt to the food sources available in their habitats as well as the predators from which they must hide.Full Answer >
California lizards eat mostly ants, grasshoppers, spiders and beetles. They have a small row of teeth on each jaw and teeth on the roof of their mouths. Lizards snatch their food with long, sticky tongues, crush it in their jaws and swallow it with very little chewing.Full Answer >