There are varied types of lizards that are differentiated on the basis of their size ranging from small geckos to large kimono dragons. But what do lizards eat? Lizards binge on varied kinds of foods depending on the species, so, therefore, it is vital to know which species of lizard you own to determine what is good to provide them with proper nutrition.
A number of 3,500 species of lizards are seen on this planet. All of them vary in size, habitat, food they eat and much more. These lizards can be divided into four groups just like other animals.
#1. Herbivorous Lizards
This category of lizards includes iguanas,
#2. Insectivorous Lizards
These species binge on varied insects such as locusts, crickets and more. They include the scariest of the lot such as chameleons, alligator lizards and many of the gecko species. There is also the existence of some species such as horned lizard and the thorny devil that are trained to binge on ants. So if you plan to own or already have one at home, then you can give them butter worms, locusts, grasshoppers and varied other insects which are small in size as their food for proper nutrition.
#3. Carnivorous Lizards
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species are no less than hunters as they binge on a variety of animals
and insects. Some of the well known and common lizards in this bracket
include Komodo dragons, monitor lizards and more. Many times, they are
mistaken as omnivorous. In confinement, they munch on mice, rats,
#4. Omnivorous Lizards
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species include whip-tails, knight anoles, race-runners , and other.
The number of these species is more than herbivorous species residing in
the world. Apart from that, there are also species which munch on
insects and little animals but mostly on plants. The best example of
this in the world is Philippine Gray. When they are in wild, they binge
on carrion, pollen, fruits, etc and when they are in captivity, you can
make them eat rodents or varied fruits.
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Lizards are insectivores which implies that they can eat plants as well as insects. They can also be kept as a pet so it depends upon the kind of surroundings the lizards had been kept. They can eat fruits, plants, insects, flies etc. They also consume dead flesh, like I saw a lizard feeding on a frozen dead mice. They can also eat eggs. They are ready to grab anything which they find in front of them.