Reptiles are very unique animals. There are many species, from Alligators, Turtles, Snakes, and Lizards. All these reptiles are cold-blooded, and they are covered in scales. When they are warm they cool down by getting into water, and when they are cold they lay in the sun and warm themselves up.
Reptiles are born on land and are born with strong instincts, so they are on their own at birth. Although some reptiles live either temporarily or permanently in the water, it is not vital for reproduction and development. The reptiles are most numerous in warmer and drier places.
Most reptiles are carnivorous. Which means it feeds off flesh. They swallow their prey whole, Snakes eat tiny animals such as mice , small dogs, squirrels, and ect.
Most reptiles lay hard-shelled eggs, hard-shelled eggs provide a protective environment so the egg can develop. Some species can lay up to 100 eggs. Reptiles such as Lizards lay less than 20 eggs.
Reptiles are thought to have evolved about 340 million years ago. They cam from a reptile-like group called Reptiliomorphs. Reptiles have four limbs, It should be noted that although some reptiles such as snakes have lost their legs during the course of evolution.