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Plated Lizard

Plated Lizard

Plated Lizard

Not recommended for 5 and under. Usually cannot be held.

The plated lizard, also known as the gerrhosauridae, are native to Africa and Madagascar.  They are covered with brownish black scales that serve to protect them.  

Plated lizards are omnivores. They prefer eating bugs and worms, but will eat some vegetation, any other smaller lizards.

These are fast moving, shy lizards and do not like to be held.


*Fun fact: they have a groove that runs along their bodies that allow for them to grow.