Would you be surprised if you found a lizard behind your cupboard? Don’t be! These little guys simply love spending time in darker places, so furniture, cupboards, and other stuffed corners in our houses provide plenty of hiding spots for them. Today we’re here to tell you some more interesting things about lizards.


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Most lizards are diurnal which means they are active over the day and inactive during the night. Sleeping is an activity that can expose them to potential predators, so they need to be careful about choosing the right place to rest.

The previous belief was that some characteristics and sleeping patterns such as rapid eye movements were only present in humans, birds, and mammals. However, a recent study showed that bearded dragons—which are popular pets—actually go through similar phases during sleep.

How Much Do Lizards Sleep?

Lizards are ectotherms, which means their body temperature adjusts to the environment surrounding them. Mammals, birds, and humans are endotherms—our internal functions are what keeps our bodies at a higher temperature, despite the weather outside.

How Do Lizards Stay Warm  at Night?

You have probably noticed there are no lizards crawling all over your backyard when it’s cold outside. The winter season is a bit longer period when they need to find even better places to hide and stay warm.

What Happens To Lizards In Winter?

Well…let’s just say it can happen. The first case where they’ll do that is when you’re dealing with an infestation. The second scenario is when lizards don’t have enough space in your house, so they’ll accidentally crawl into your bed.

Will Lizards Crawl In Your Bed?

Even though it can be a bit uncomfortable if you find lizards in some places in your home, most small lizards are quite useful. Basically, they are there to help us deal with flies and smaller insects in our house.

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