Reptile Cave
Frank the Tank

African Bull Frog

Place of origin:
Native to the sub-Saharan areas of South Africa

Size:
4-10 inches

Life Span:
20+ years

Diet:
Crickets, earthworms, pinkies, mice and wax worms

Interesting Facts:

  • the African Bull Frogs predators include large birds, monitor lizards, various mammals and man!
  • The African Bull Frog is considered a delicacy in some areas of the world.

Chipole & Jeff

Leopard Gecko

Place of Origin:
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran & India (Desert & Dry Grassland)

Length:
25cm (8-10 inches)

Life Span:
20+ years

Diet:
worms, crickets (insectivore)

Interesting Facts:

  • Their tail is the same shape as their head tricking their enemy
  • Their tail can detach and re-grow for easy escape
  • They come out at night (nocturnal)

Eva

Veiled Chameleon

Place of Origin:
Yemen, Saudi Arabia (Temperate Forest)

Length:
60cm (24 inches/2 rulers)

Life Span:
4-6 years (longer in captivity)

Diet:
worms, crickets (insectivore)

Interesting Facts:

  • Can change to the colour of its environment
  • Has a long tongue with a sticky pad at the end to catch its food
  • Their eyes can look in 2 different directions at the same time (Stereoscope Vision)
  • Parrot like feet to stay on branches


Turbo

Green Basilisk

Place of Origin:
Latin America (Rainforest)

Length:
16-24 inches

Life Span:
up to 7 years

Diet:
fruit, crickets (omnivore)

Interesting Facts:

  • Basilisk are able to run short distances across water using both its feet and tail for support
  • In Costa Rica the Basilisk has "Jesus Christ" as a nickname
  • It can stay under water for up to 30 minutes

Guido & Drago

Bearded Dragon

Place of Origin:
Central Australia (Grassland)

Length:
45 cm

Life Span:
7-10 years

Diet:
vegetables, worms, crickets (insectivore, omnivore)

Interesting Facts:

  • They have a beard (chin) of spikes to scare off their enemy
  • They are very social reptiles
  • Their beard turns black when they are upset or anxious

Numbers 1-5

Mantella Frog

Place of Origin:
Madagascar (Rainforest)

Size:
About 1 inch long

Life Span:
Approx. 25 years

Diet:

Mantellas are insectivorous and their diet usually consists of termites, ants, and fruit flies

Interesting Facts:

  • They are diurnal, which means they do their hunting during the day
  • They have very porous skin and as a result they respond quickly to changes in the environment

Siera

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