Baby Lizards Hatching

I picked this video because I wanted to see what kind of lizards would hatch from these eggs that somebody says he “found” by his home. They appear to be baby geckos of some kind.

Here at Chez Leester, one of my fence lizards once astounded us by laying a whole batch of perfect little eggs. I phoned the reptile house at the Staten Island Zoo to find out how to care for the eggs (put them in sphagnum moss and keep them out of direct sunlight)–and what do you know? Every one of those eggs hatched, and I had a whole terrarium full of tiny little fence swifts.

When lizards hatch, they’re fully equipped to make their way in the world. It’s really something to see!

7 comments on “Baby Lizards Hatching

    1. When night came, my baby lizards liked to burrow into the substrate (cedar shavings) with only their heads showing. A little girl saw that and totally freaked out: she thought their heads had been cut off. But it was easy enough to show her that they were all right–just tucked in for bedtime.

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