Tag: lizard

Animal Corner -Leopard Geckos

Leopard geckos were first described in 1854. They are native to grasslands and desert regions in south Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of India and Iran. When they live in areas that get very cold, they can actually go into a form of hibernation by burrowing underground. An adult Leopard gecko can be up to 11 inches long and weigh up to 65 grams. They eat things like crickets, roaches,…

Animal Corner -The Tegu Lizard

Lizards are interesting guys and Tegu is no exception. Coming from South American, the Tegu has a few variations in the species, separated mostly by their various colorations. Some types of Tegu are very popular as pets, such as the Black and Red varieties. One species, the Gold Tegu, comes from Panama and are also popular among pets due to their unique coloration. Tegus are omnivorous, eating plants, fruit, animals…

Animal Corner – The Spiny Tailed Lizard

[caption id="attachment_3141" align="alignleft" width="300"] Courtesy WikiCommons[/caption] While their name isn't very flattering, the Spiny Tailed Lizard are pretty cool lizards that live through most of North America, Northeast Africa,the Middle East. Some species even live further east, establishing themselves in hilly, rocky areas. Officially called Uromastyx, there are a variety of species within this family of hardy lizards. As you can tell from their name, they have spiny tails. These…