Why do lizards dislike eggshells?

Introduction to Lizards Disliking Eggshells

For many reptile owners, noticing that their lizards refuse to eat eggshells can be a puzzling experience. After all, eggshells are a rich source of calcium, which is vital for the health and growth of reptiles. So why do lizards seem to dislike eggshells? The answer lies in the complex relationship between reptile physiology and nutrition.

The Science behind Lizards’ Dislike for Eggshells

Lizards are cold-blooded animals, meaning that their body temperature is regulated by the environment around them. This makes them highly dependent on the availability of external resources, including food. Like all reptiles, lizards require a specific balance of nutrients in order to thrive. In particular, they require calcium in order to maintain healthy bones and muscles. However, the way that lizards absorb calcium is highly dependent on a number of other factors, including the presence of other minerals like phosphorus. In order to understand why lizards dislike eggshells, it is important to understand the relationship between calcium and phosphorus in lizard nutrition.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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