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Carnivorous

 

Just like insectivorous lizards, carnivorous lizards should not be fed prey that is larger than the width of the lizards head. When feeding rodents to a lizard, only feed it dead rodents which have been completely defrosted and warmed to room temperature. Live rodents often can injure the lizard, even if the rodents are very small. Although it is likely that the lizard will win in the end, the rodent will bite and scratch the lizard while it is fighting for its life.

It is nearly impossible to predict beforehand how often feeding should occur for a particular lizard. The best way to determine feeding frequency is by observing the lizards eating patterns and adjust accordingly. While a lizard is growing or breeding it will need to be fed more frequently. The length between feedings can vary from 3 days to almost 2 weeks depending upon the species of lizard.

 
 
 
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