Reptiles Snakes & Lizards
Reptile Facts • There are 6,800 reptile species on earth • The major groups are alligators and crocodiles, turtles, lizards, and snakes. • All reptiles are cold-blooded, which is why they warm themselves in the sun, and have bodies covered in dry, horny scales. • Some reptiles lay eggs; others give birth to live young.
DescriptionTypically male Chinese water dragons reach lengths of three feet (.9 m), females are somewhat smaller. Almost 70 percent of the length is the tail. The tail is laterally flattened, banded brown and green, and ends in a fine point. • The basic color of the animals is a bright dark green with males have the more vivid coloring. Males have an area under the throat that is intensely orange to yellow in color. • Distribution and HabitatThe Chinese water dragon lives within Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, and in southern China. • Live approximately 15 yrs The Chinese Water Dragon • Lives within Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, and in Southern China. • DescriptionTypically male Chinese water dragons reach lengths of three feet (.9 m), females are somewhat smaller. Almost 70 percent of the length is the tail. The tail is laterally flattened, banded brown and green, and ends in a fine point. • The basic color of the animals is a bright dark green with males have the more vivid coloring. Males have an area under the throat that is intensely orange to yellow in color • Diet in the WildWater dragons are carnivorous and insectivorous. They are fed cockroaches and crickets.
The Mali UromastyxMoroccan Spiny-Tailed Lizard • Native to most of North Africa's desert regions, the Middle East and across south-central Asia and into India. • Adult Size: The average adult size is between 13" to 16" for males, and between 11" to 14" for females. • Appearance: Males are primarily jet black with bright yellow markings, while females tend to be more of a uniform brown or tan in color. • Diet: primarily a herbivore. greens like turnip greens, endive, lettuce, dandelion greens, as well as other vegetables such as carrots and alfalfa. • Can live between 15 and 30 years. • Temperature of between 82 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, with a basking zone of between 115 to 125 degrees Fahrenheit. Night time temperatures should range between 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperatures should be slightly cooler during the winter months.
Snakes Pythons Boa Constrictors
The Ball Python(Royal Python) Can live 20 to 30 years in captivity.
The Carpet Python • Found in Australia and New Guinea in the wild. There are seven subspecies of carpet pythons. One is the Jungle Carpet python and is the smaller of this species. • Can grow up between 6-16 feet. • Most are nocturnal
Ground Boa • Pinkish or tan in color, with dark cross bands. Typically, they range in lengths from 20 inches (50 cm) as neonates to 13 feet (3.9 m) as adults. Largestof the Boa species and can grow up to 13 feet long. Females are typically larger. • Found on the island of Madagascar • Nocturnal. • Diet in the Wild this snake feeds on large lizards, small or moderate-sized birds, opossums, bats, mongooses, rats, and squirrels. It is a nocturnal hunter and uses its heat-sensitive scales to locate its prey.
The Rainbow Boa • Named for the iridescent multicolored sheen. • Found in Central and South American rivers, lakes, and swamps. • Get as big as four to six feet in length • They live in humid woodland forests and can sometimes be found in open savannas. • Like many snakes they eat rodents, birds, and possibly some forms of aquatic life and lizards. • Can live 20 years in captivity.
Red Tailed Boa • Sonora desert in Mexico through Central America and outlying islands, to far northern Peru • Can grow up to 14 feet long and live up to 20 or 30 years. Females are typically 7 to 9 feet. • Rodents, birds, iguanas, and monkeys. Kills prey by coiling around and suffocating. • All species of boas are endangered or restricted.
The Dumeril’s Boa • A medium sized snake from Madagascar and are a protected species. • Found in drier areas and on the forest floor. • Only grow to 4-5 feet and less than 20 pounds • Like other they mainly eat small mammals