Top 10 Facts About Lizards

Some lizards can detach their tails if they are caught by a predator. This helps them to get away quickly.

Lizards can detach their tails.

That’s right. Some lizards, such as chameleons, change colour.

Chameleons change colour!

Have you ever wondered how lizards walk across the ceiling or up walls? Geckos have microscopic hairs on the bottom of their feet.

Geckos have microscopic hair on their feet!

Most lizards have the ability to swim. The green basilisk lizard can do one better…

Most lizards can swim.

The smallest lizard is the Jaragua lizard. They grow up to 1.6 centimetres.

The Jaragua lizard is the smallest lizard in the world.

Lizards come in all different sizes. The largest of them all is the Komodo dragon.

The biggest lizard is the Komodo dragon.

Lizards are cold-blooded. This means that they can’t regulate their own temperature.

Lizards are cold blooded.

A lizards favourite food is insects. They love crickets, mealworms and flies! Plus lots more.

Lizards love eating insects.

Different species of lizards have different life spans. However, some have lived for 50 years!

Some lizards can live for 50 years!

Have you ever tried to look left with one eye, and right with the other? It’s really hard to do!

Chameleons can look in different directions at the same time!