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Fascinating Facts About Reptiles – Reptile Awareness Day

10 of the most fascinating facts about reptiles, Reptile Awareness Day, October 21

Ten Fascinating Facts About Reptiles ExoticDirect pet insurance has collected ten of the most fascinating facts about reptiles for Reptile Awareness Day on October 21st. 1. There are four main reptile groups. Crocodilians, which includes alligators and crocodiles; Squamates, which includes lizards and snakes; Tuatara, which look like lizards but differ in their bone structure; Turtles. Turtles … Read more

10 Fascinating Facts About Iguanas – Iguana Awareness Day 8 Sept

10 Fascinating Facts About Iguanas, Iguana Awareness Day 8th September

To commemorate Iguana Awareness Day on September 8th, we’ve collected ten of the most interesting, funny, downright weird, and fascinating facts about iguanas for your pleasure. So put the kettle on and prepare to be amazed (or at least mildly interested) by these wonderful animals. Interesting Iguana Facts 1. Iguanas can get rather big. The longest … Read more

Jamaican Iguana Thought to be Extinct Makes a Comeback

Jamaican Iguana Thought to be Extinct Makes a Comeback

Jamaican Iguana ~ An Endangered Species ~ The Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei) is a large species of lizard of the genus Cyclura endemic to Jamaica. It is the largest native land animal in the country and is now on the critically endangered list.  The Jamaican iguana was actually considered extinct between 1948-1990. Once found throughout Jamaica … Read more

10 Things About Chameleons You Never Knew

One of the things about chameleons everybody seems to know is that chameleons can change color to match the world around them. But these creatures are a lot more complicated and interesting than many people think. Here are a few fun facts.

People generally know two things about chameleons – they are reptiles, and they can change color to match the world around them. In fact, these creatures are a lot more complicated and interesting than many people think. ExoticDirect has shared some interesting points. Surprising Facts About Chameleons 1. It’s Not Camouflage The idea that chameleons … Read more

What Happens When a Gecko Loses its Tail?

When a gecko loses its tail

 What Happens When a Gecko Loses its Tail? Have you ever wondered what happens when a gecko loses its tail?  Did you lizards can regenerate their tails? The process is called Caudal Autotomy (Greek: self-amputation).  This can happen when the tail is pulled hard enough, or they “drop” their tails to escape predators. The tail … Read more

14 Things About Russian Tortoises You Didn’t Know

14 Things About Russian Tortoises You Didn't Know

Russian Tortoises Russian Tortoises are terrestrial animals that belong to the turtle family (Testudinidae). They have been present on earth for 200 million years and have one of the longest lifespans, known to live longer than 150 years. Tortoises can be found on all continents except Antarctica and Australia, and are also believed to be … Read more

Marine Iguanas of the Galapagos, Reptile Facts

Marine Iguanas of the Galapagos

Marine Iguanas of the Galapagos Marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) is the world’s only marine lizard, and are found only on the Galápagos Islands’ rocky shores in warm to comparably cold water. Marine iguanas have the ability to forage in the sea and have adapted well to the harsh marine environment.  These marine reptiles can dive … Read more

Harmless Snakes vs Dangerous Snakes

Snake Recognition: Harmless Snakes vs Dangerous Snakes

Snake Recognition: Harmless Snakes vs Dangerous Snakes Guest Author: Joe Felegi From Indiana Jones’ famous pronouncement, “I hate snakes, Jock! I hate ’em!” to myriad other negative depictions of snakes in film and books, American culture spreads a blanket of fear over this diverse group of reptiles. Everyone should be wary of snake species that … Read more