Skinks are not poisonous. A skink is a small lizard, with most species being a bit less than 8 inches long. It is one of the most common lizards. Some types of skinks make good pets.Know More
Most skinks dig burrows where they can hide from predators such as birds of prey, other types of lizards, rodents, snakes, raccoons and possums. Other skinks live in decaying logs and under leaf litter.
Skinks eat small invertebrates such as insects and spiders. As is the case with some other lizards, if a skink is caught by the tail, the tail detaches itself. However, it grows back in time.Learn more about Lizards
According to New Scientist, there are several varieties of venomous lizards, but the presence or absence of a blue tail isn't enough to determine which lizards are poisonous and which ones are not. In fact, as recently as 2005, there were thought to only be two types of venomous lizard.Full Answer >
Three species of lizards are dangerous to humans: the Gila monster, the Mexican beaded lizard and the Komodo dragon. These lizards are dangerous because they transmit venom when they bite.Full Answer >
Wall lizards have a life expectancy between 5 and 10 years. This varies based upon whether they are being raised by a pet owner or are living in the wild.Full Answer >
Eastern collared lizards are a colorful species found between Kansas, northern Mexico and Missouri. They are popular in the pet trade and are often bred in captivity.Full Answer >