Found across Europe and into Central Asia, glass lizards are carnivores and would eat insects such as crickets but will also eat vertebrates including frogs and small mammals. In captivity we feed them on a diet of insects - crickets, mealworms and locusts and some meat - small baby mice (pinkies). They will also eat a small amount of high quality dog food.
- Live up to 50 years.
- Egg layers they lay around 6-15 eggs.
- Adults will grow up to 5 foot.
- Habitat being woodland.
- Crepuscular reptile.
Although they look like snakes they are lizards. The scientific name translates to ‘snake lizard’.
They have tiny back legs which have grown into little spurs and cannot be used for moving, so they move on their stomach just like a snake.