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Lizard Definitions

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On this page you will find many terms and definitions as they relate to lizards and reptiles. The terminology that you will find here can be helpful when discussing lizards with your veterinarian or at the pet store.
Basking When a lizard lies in the sun or under a light source to soak in the heat.
Chemosensory The use of the smell sense, which lizards are quite adept at.
Courtship The act of male lizard trying to find a mate.
Habitat An area that the lizard calls its home and lives in.
Juvenile Refers to a lizard which has not yet reached the age of sexual maturity.
Thermoregulation The ability of a lizard to control its body temperature.

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