Reptile Cave
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Red Tail Boa Constrictor

Place of Origin:
Tropical Rainforest to Semi-desert

Size:
7-10 feet

Life Span:
20+ years

Diet:
mice, birds, bats and other rodents

Interesting Facts:

  • When they are about to shed their eyes will cap over and turn blue
  • Boa constrictors will choke their prey
  • They swallow it whole by dislocating their jaw

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Spiny-Tailed Lizard Behavior and Temperament (Uromastyx)

Place of Origin:
They are found in the wild in parts of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and India

Diet:
They are all herbivores

Interesting Facts:

  • The spiny-tailed lizard likens itself to a gentle, small dinosaur partly because of its specially-designed tail that waves off predators in defense.
  • The name of this reptile is actually derived from an ancient Greek word meaning "tail," "whip," or "scourge."
  • Living in deep burrows up to 10 feet in length.

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The Savannah Monitor

Place of Origin:
Native to Africa

Size:
2.5 to 3.5 feet in total length

Life Span:
10 to15 years

Diet:
Rodents (mice to small rats), the occasional baby chick, insects, eggs, and fish

Interesting Facts:

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Higher classification: Monitor lizard
  • Did you know: Until 1989 the white-throated monitor and the savanna monitor were considered to be the same species.