Reptiles have dry scales
The outer covering of all reptiles, lizards, crocodiles, snakes or tortoises, is dry scales! These scales protect their bodies.
Reptiles breathe through lungs
The shell of a turtle is actually part of its skeleton! It houses its important respiratory organ – the lungs!
Most reptiles lay eggs
Most reptiles lay eggs with a hard, leathery shell to protect their young as they develop in the eggs.