Posts tagged ‘Lizards’

What is a called blooded animal?

Cold Blooded Animal

Many animals such as fish, frogs, snakes and lizards are often called “cold-blooded,” as opposed to “warm-blooded” mammals and birds.

This does not mean their blood is always cold. Unlike warm-blooded animals, they do not have built-in temperature controls that keep their bodies evenly warmed.

Instead, their body temperature is usually near that of the surrounding air or water air or water.  The cold-blooded animal is hot in hot weather, and cold in cold weather.

Many depend on the sun for their body heat. Lizards, for example bask in the sun to warm their bodies.–Dick Rogers

Can a lizard break off its tail?

Lizard

Have you ever seen an animal drop off its tail?  Grass snakes and certain other lizards can leave their tails behind to save their lives.  Most lizards have tails longer than their bodies.  If an enemy catches the lizard by the tail, the lizard quickly breaks off its tail, which continues to wiggle for a few minutes.

While the twitching tail holds the attention of the would-be attacker, the lizard makes a safe getaway.  The lizard does not seem to miss its tail, and it soon grows a new one to replace it.  But the new tail is never as long as the original one.– Dick Rogers