Fun Leopard Gecko And Bearded Dragon Facts For Kids 9-12 by Jacquelyn Elnor JohnsonSilly, astonishing and just plain weird facts with explanations about the two lizard pets that can be suitable for younger pet owners by pet author Jacquelyn Elnor Johnson. Fascinating and fun read for anyone who wants or already has a pet lizard and would love to know more about these fascinating creatures!
Fun Animal Facts for Kids Who Like Lizards!
Kids who are hoping to get a pet lizard, or who already have one will be intrigued by these wild, weird and wonderful facts about the two easiest lizard pets there are: leopard geckos and bearded dragons.
This lizard book for kids gives curious young readers answers to the questions kids love to ask, such as:
• Why do some geckos lose their tails? And then what astonishing thing do they do next?
• Can a gecko change colour?
• Why do leopard geckos have fat tails?
• Can pet lizards climb up the glass walls of their tanks?
• Can you play outside with your pet bearded dragon?
• Are these pets smelly? Do they like other pets?
• Which pet is best – leopard gecko or bearded dragon?
Curious kids who enjoy knowing more about the pets they want or already have will enjoy this chapter animal book.
This lizard book for children makes a great gift for a child, or anyone, who is intrigued by reptile pets!
Fun Leopard Gecko and Bearded Dragon Facts for Kids 9-12 is the 3rd book in the series Fun Animal Facts for Kids from Crimson Hill Books.
For ages 8 to 12 and/or Grades 4 and up.
This fact filled book also has 26 color photos.
Suitable for libraries, home school and classroom teachers who want to build kids word power.
Available in eBook and Paperback.
12 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT LEOPARD GECKOS
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One of their most famous talents is their ability to scurry along slick surfaces — even glass windows or across ceilings. The only surface that geckos can't stick to is Teflon. Well, dry Teflon. Add water , however, and geckos can stick even to this seemingly impossible surface! They do this through specialized toe pads. They cling with incredible ease thanks to nanoscale hairs — thousands of them — that line every toe.
Common leopard geckos, also known as the spotted fat-tailed gecko, are terrestrial lizards found in Asia. Leopard Gecko. Size : Adult males reach a length of 7. Hatchlings are usually about 2. Weight : Females weigh around 1.
Geckos are a type of lizard. Though there are about 1, species of geckos, they all have some similarities, including amazing tails, a simple diet and hairy skin.
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As an exotic veterinarian , I am frequently asked about what reptiles make good starter pets for families and individuals. One that I always like to recommend is the leopard gecko. While there are many species of intriguing lizards, the leopard gecko is perhaps the simplest to keep and is, by far, the most popular type because these lizards are very docile, gentle and friendly. Originally found in Asia, India, and Afghanistan, these lizards are commonly bred in captivity for sale in the United States. Anyone interested in getting one should be sure that the lizard is captive-bred as it is illegal to keep wild caught geckos as pets. Captive-bred geckos are available from reputable breeders, pet stores and rescue groups across the U.
Wildlife Facts. Deathstalker Scorpion. Leopard Gecko. Eublepharis macularius. These little geckos inhabit mostly dry or semi-dry desert regions, dune savanna, grassland chaparral, and arid grasslands. This also helps them to avoid predators such as foxes, birds of prey, snakes or other larger reptiles. Their lifespan in captivity is about 20 to 25 years, but in the wild is probably much less.
Probably the number two animal in the pet world of lizards, after Bearded Dragons, are Leopard Geckos. Leopard Geckos are a terrestrial animal, meaning they live their life on the ground. And you'll find them in the Middle East, from Iran, Afghanistan, those types of areas, mountainous rugged terrain dominated by sand, dominated by very hot temperatures during the day and very cool in the evening. They are, therefore, an animal that's seldom seen during the day. They spend most of their time underneath the ground because of the high heat. They'll come out at dusk.