I’m an African lizard.

I make a great pet as I’m very laid back and mainly active during the day. In the wild I really enjoy the heat so I like to bask in the hot sun. My armour is quite thick for protection and can use my tail to hit any predators. When scared I can quickly hide in the smallest gaps between rocks where it’s safe.

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Class

Reptile

Order

Squamata

Food Group

Omnivore

Body Clock

Diurnal

Average Life Span

10 to 18 years in captivity

Weight

700g to 1kg

Length

45 to 70cm

Special Ability

Has tough armour for protection from predators

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