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How Wide Can a Corn Snake Open its Mouth? Whoah!

Corn snakes are fascinating snakes that are predominantly orange or reddish-orange. They also have distinctive red and black markings that run down their backs. Corn snakes are not venomous, but if you are looking to get one as a pet, keep in mind that they do bite. Corn snakes can open their mouths to an …

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The Stages in a Leopard Gecko’s Life Cycle — Wow!

Leopard geckos are, perhaps, one of the cutest little reptiles ever to grace the planet. They have a knack for always looking like they’re smiling, they’re sturdy and forgiving to those new to reptile ownership, and they require a low level of care. Many reptile fanatics will recommend leopard geckos as a first-time reptilian pet …

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Do Snakes Give Birth to Live Young or Lay Eggs? The Answer!

Snakes are such a large and successful family of animals that they reproduce in more than one way. They lay eggs, give birth, or do both. In the last way, the female lays very, very thinly shelled eggs in her oviduct, where the babies hatch. She then gives birth to the babies. About seventy percent …

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Can a Tortoise Technically Live Without Its Shell? Can They?

The turtle and tortoise are the oldest reptiles and have lived on earth for millions of years. Over 300 species of turtles and tortoises have been found around the world. Unlike turtles, which can live in the water and on land, tortoises live entirely ashore. Their carapaces (shell) and flippers (front feet) have evolved into …

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