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         Summer is the busy time with all the reptiles feeding to the maximum and eggs laid in the Spring hatching  

Alligator With the onset of the warmer weather the appetites of the reptiles increases accordingly. The Alligator in the picture normally feeds only during the months from October through to March, starting with one weekly feeding building up to four to five feeds per week at this time of the year. They do not feed over the Winter months dragons These Inland Bearded and  Water Dragons enjoy a plate of chopped dandelion leaves, carrot and dog roll. This is supplementary to their main diet of insects supplied e.g. locusts , silkworms etc. together with  wild ones such as cicadas, flies, wasps and even earthworms that venture into their enclosure.
jake Fresh greens preferably weeds such as dandelion, puha, oxtongue, clovers etc are collected to feed this group of young Leopard Tortoises. Jake helps to gather them into a group for feeding and also to have their numbers and health  checked
bearded dragon This Coastal Bearded Dragon has no hesitation in making a meal out of this locust. They have very sharp eyes and can spot an insect moving many metres away.

        Eggs laid during Spring hatch during the Summer months. New Zealand lizards which [one species excepted] do not lay eggs generally produce live babies at this
    time or early in Autumn


Day Gecko baby This two day old Madagascan Day Gecko hatched from the eggs shown previously and is seeking shelter from a handy bush until it feels more secure. Even at this age they are capable of running very fast not only on the flat but up the walls and even over the ceiling. 
Star baby Just out of its egg  this Star Tortoise is fully independant of its mother who may have possibly laid two clutches of up to eight eggs each.
baby elgans The mother of these twin baby
Auckland Green geckos did not lay her eggs but instead kept them inside her body and the babies developed there. She then gave birth to living babies rather than laying eggs. They  are  from two separate eggs so therefore are not identical and have individual patterns or can be just plain green.
baby chameleons Just like New  Zealand lizardsJacksons Chameleons produce live babies though not always in Summer.
The litters can be very large in some cases in excess of 30 young which would indicate the survival rate would not be high. Even the adults such as this one apparently eyeing up the baby ahead cannot be trusted not to eat it.