We are SO excited to welcome our newest Animal Ambassador, Lizzy the Legless Lizard!!!! Legless lizards are one of the coolest most interesting animals on this planet and we are so very happy to be able to share this with our fellow Montanans! Unlike snakes, lizards have external ears and eyelids. They close their eyes to sleep and to remove debris from their eye. They also have actual holes in the sides of their head, just like humans, to help them hear sounds. This is what makes up the difference between snakes and lizards, not those obvious things called legs.
Lizzy is adjusting to her new home and will be able to join the rest of the scaly crew after she completes and graduates from Quarantine. We must check her for any little critters that might have stowed away waiting for their chance to breed, travel, and infect another scaly friend. Which would not make Pearl, the tegu, Blueberry, the skink, Argos, the uromastyx, or any of the other reptiles very happy at all. Lizzy will be housed in a non-glass enclosure due to the fact that legless lizards tend to want to burrow and search for visible holes in their enclosures. They do this almost constantly and if they think they can get through the clear glass they will rub their noses raw. Lizzy came in with a sore on her nose, most likely due to this behavior, so we are hoping the change in enclosure will help her settle in and relax by hiding in a dark den or under her substrate.
We can't wait to show Lizzy off! Want to be the first one to see her?? Schedule your presentation before someone else gets to be first in line!