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Live Bearing Lizards

Lizards that give birth to live young are referred to as being ovoviviparous, and this type of reproduction is called ovoviviparity. The embryo of most lizards develop inside an egg once laid, but in live bearing lizards the embryo development takes place inside the mothers body. The embryo is still covered by a very thin skinned egg.

The young lizards hatch almost immediately after being born, and have been observed hatching from the egg before and during birth. The lizard young are in danger from the parent right away, as some adult lizards will eat their young.

You should separate the newly born lizards from their parents, and place them in a small terrarium.

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