Reptile Day is celebrated on October 21 as a special day set aside to celebrate all things reptilian! This day is a great opportunity to learn more about these fascinating creatures, their characteristics, and the important role they play in our world.
All About Reptiles
Reptiles are some of the oldest animals on Earth, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some common reptiles include snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodiles. Reptiles are ectothermic, meaning they rely on the environment to regulate their body temperature. This means that they are often found in warm climates near sources of heat, such as the sun.
Reptiles are an important part of the ecosystem and play a vital role in the food chain. Many reptiles are predators that help to keep populations of other animals in check. Some reptiles, such as turtles, also play an important role in seed dispersal, helping to spread plant life throughout their habitat.
Reptiles make great pets! If you're thinking about getting a reptile, be sure to do your research first to find a species that is right for you. Reptiles can require special care and housing, so it's important to be prepared before bringing one home.
How to Celebrate Reptile Day
Learn more about the reptiles in your area
Go to the park and see if you can spot some reptiles
Go to the pet store and pick out a reptile to take home as a pet
Show off your reptiles on instagram with #reptileday
Share your love of reptiles with tips, stories, and photos
Celebrate with friends or family and have a reptile party