Facts about Reptiles

  • Although most reptiles lay eggs, there are some that don’t, such as rattlesnakes, that give birth to live young.
  • Reptiles don’t live in ever single continent. They aren’t any in the Antarctica or Antarctic because it’s to cold for them.
  • Crocodiles have  membrane holding there tongue in place inside there mouths, making it impossible for them to poke there sharp teeth.
  • If you saw a slow worm, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a snake. It is in fact a LEGLESS LIZARD! One way to tell is that slow worms[and all other lizards] have eyelids, but snakes don’t.
  • When turtles lay there eggs, it can tell if it is a male or a female. If they lay there eggs on cool sand, it will be a male and if it’s laid on  warm sand, it will be a female.
  • Chameleon’s
  • In a few types of chameleon colour change to camouflage for there predators, but it is most actually a form of communication.
  • Reptiles are vertebrates whose body is covered with scales. They have a bony skeleton inside.
  • Most of the reptiles live on land, especially in warm places and some of them live in water.
  • Reptiles lay eggs and when the eggs hatch, baby reptiles come out.
  • Reptiles are a large class of animals which include crocodiles, alligator, snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises.
  • Baby turtles
  • A female turtle lay a number of eggs on some of the beaches. These eggs are deposited in holes dug into mud or sand. they are then covered up by sand.
  • When the baby turtles hatch, they go to the sea  where they live and grow up.
  • Lizards
  • Lizards are reptiles that have four legs, ears, sharp claws and long tails.
  • Most lizards are usually quick moving hunters of insects and other small creatures.
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