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Crocodile in Green Water, Malaysia
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Close-Up of a Green Iguana (Iguana Iguana), Costa Rica
Close-Up of a Green Iguana (Iguana Iguana), Costa Rica Photographic Print
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Crocodile (Crocodylidae Crocodilia) Jumping for Food on Adelaide River, Australia
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Swifty
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Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis Callidryas), Costa Rica
Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis Callidryas), Costa Rica Photographic Print
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Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus Niloticus), Paga, Ghana
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus Niloticus), Paga, Ghana Photographic Print
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A Side-View Portrait of a Captive Komodo Dragon
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Close View of a Draco Lizard on a Tree Branch
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Extreme Close-up of a Gecko in the Rain Forest
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Finding Nemo - Turtle
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Frog
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Silhouette of Underwater Sea Turtle from Beneath
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Welcome to Reptiles!

Reptiles include turtles, crocodilians, lizards, snakes and tuatara (which are only found in New Zealand). Reptiles are most commonly found in the tropics, but can also be found in a variety of habitats throughout the warm and temperate regions.

Modern reptiles are cold-blooded (aka ectothermic) and are found on all continents except in Antarctica. Reptiles are the only vertebrate that live on land that continuously grow during their entire life-span. All reptiles are covered by scales, except for a few species of Testudines (turtles).

Snakes - Read More about Snakes

Snakes are legless reptiles that live on the ground, in trees, or in water. Snakes have no movable eyelids and no external ear opening, and rely heavily on smell more than sight. Some snakes give birth to live young, while others lay eggs.

Turtles - Read More about Turtles

There are around 250 species of turtles, also known as testudines and include turtles, tortoises and terrapins. Turtles are the only reptiles with a shell for a shield and are also the only reptiles that do not have teeth. Turtles that live all or part of their lives on land tend to have strong, heavier shells, while those that spend nearly all of their time in water have lighter, more stream-lined shells that aid in swimming. Turtles vary greatly in size and can be a small as a few inches long or as big as a full-grown human.

Lizards - Read More about Lizards

With more than 4,300 known species, the lizards are the most numerous and varied group of reptiles. Lizards are very closely related to snakes. Lizards represent the most diverse group of reptiles on earth in terms of habitat, shape, size. Most lizards have four legs, although some have shrunken legs, or even no legs at all.

Crocodiles

Crocodilians include crocodiles, alligators, caimans, etc. Crocodiles are the largest reptiles. Crocodiles and alligators are large amphibious reptiles, spending most of their life in water, but will come on land to sun, lay eggs, etc. In spite of their prehistoric roots, crocs are the most advanced of all reptiles. Crocs and alligators have well-developed senses, including smell, hearing and eyesight.

Conclusion

Reptiles are extremely diverse and are popular as pets because they don't require much food or care. Reptiles are hypo-allergenic, and can make great pets for those folks allergic to fur and feathers. Some reptiles are very long-lived and may outlive their owners. Of all animals kept as pets, reptiles are the animals that most often do not reach their natural life span, as they are more dependant on natural food and conditions.

 

Iguana Articles - Everything you need to know about keeping an iguana as a pet:

- Reptiles - Help Protect The Species: Buy Farm-Raised Iguanas
- 6 Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before Getting An Iguana
- 10 Tips for Choosing The Best Green Iguana
- Looking For An Iguana? Here Are 6 Great Places To Look
- Owning Iguanas - The Good and Bad
- Learn Why Iguanas Are Ideal Pets For Some People
- Iguana Cage Safety Tips
- The Reptile Cage: Home for Our Reptile Friends

Pet Reptiles - Tips and info for having a happy and health reptile:

- Supplies for Your Reptile Pet
- Pet Reptile Cages
- Reptile Misting Systems
- Reptile Shows
- Pet Reptile Terrarium
- Reptile Medicine
- Wholesale Reptile Pets
- Reptile Pet Shops

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Reptiles in the Newz:

The saliva of the gila monster has led to one of two exciting new drugs to fight type 2 diabetes
Both reptiles are endangered species and there is a danger that they will disappear from the planet. Fortunately, some bright scientists decided that before this happened we should discover how it was that reptiles were able to digest their meals so slowly that they could go for months without eating.
 
10-foot alligator found in yard
Check out this 10-foot alligator found in a residential backyard in eastern Leon County. The photo was submitted by Lora Wiggins...This alligator was becoming too familiar and too big to be in a residential area, so we called the state certified alligator trapper for this area.
 
Students watch turtle project grow
ELIZABETHTOWN Fourth-graders at Bladen Lakes Primary School are getting a lesson on animal conservation. For the past year, the children have raised Vietnam pond turtles as part of a project to help replenish the turtle population.
 
Plunging into mysteries of Deep Hole (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
Word is that Deep Hole is to alligators what lightbulbs are to insects. The numbers fluctuate wildly, but as many as 120 of the reptiles have been counted in one sitting.
 

 

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