Where Do Lizards Sleep?

November 17, 2023

You’ve probably noticed lizards crawling around your house, but do you know where they sleep all night? If you own a reptile, it’s important to understand how they rest, so you can provide them with the proper environment for healthy sleep. This article will explore the different types of lizard sleep, and what you can do to make sure they are getting enough restful sleep each day.

Lizards experience three different types of sleep: torpor, active, and restful. During torpor, the lizard enters a state of hibernation-like dormancy similar to what humans do during deep sleep. This type of sleep is essential for lizards in order to survive in harsh climates. Active lizard sleep is a light sleep that allows the lizard to move, search for food, and explore its environment during the night. It is also necessary for lizards in order to have the energy to hunt and reproduce.

Lizards in urban environments are more likely to choose sheltered and covered locations for their sleep than rural lizards. This is most likely due to the fact that sheltered and covered spots are often cooler. This flexibility in sleep behavior may help lizards survive in urban areas by mitigating stressors. However, this is just one of many ways in which lizards adapt to their environment, as they can be very flexible with where and how they sleep.

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