How do lizards reproduce ?

Reproduction occurs in lizards several times in one season, although the largest species have offspring only once per year. Females lay, and then bury in the soil, eggs, the number of which can vary from 2 to 18 (depending on the size of the lizard). Incubation lasts from 21 days to 6 weeks (depending on the temperature of the environment). Some species of lizards are viviparous, they bear babies for 3 months. Lizards live from 3 to 5 years.

The lizards show the greatest activity during the daytime. They are fed by invertebrates, but sometimes a lizard can encroach on a small rodent or snake, and even the eggs of birds eat the most desperate. But most often these reptiles eat spiders, butterflies, locusts, snails, slugs, worms, grasshoppers and other small inhabitants of our fauna.

Agama bearded (Pogona vitticeps) – a lizard that can be made even for a beginner terrariumist. This creature nature has endowed with an amazing appearance and sufficient unpretentiousness for living at home. Homeland of the bearded agama is the Australian continent.

At one time, the Australian authorities very strictly controlled the export of representatives of the local fauna, but still the relatives of the agama came from the mainland and began to successfully breed in other territories that quite fit them in terms of habitat.