Reptiles are a group of animals which include tortoises, turtles, lizards, snakes, and crocodilians. They are all covered in scales, plated armour made out of bone, or both. Reptiles cannot regulate their own body temperature like birds and mammals so heavily rely on the temperature in the environment.
They bask in the sun to warm up and increase their metabolism and stay in the shade to cool down. Most reptiles lay eggs which typically take several months to hatch however, some species give birth to live young.
Reptiles make great pets for many different reasons. First of all they are incredibly fascinating to keep and care for as they are unusual and unlike any other animal commonly kept in captivity. Reptiles also make great pets as they don’t need social interaction with people so are ideal pets for people who cannot spend time bonding with them. They are happy to be left alone.