Have you ever wondered how intelligent a lizard may be?
Perhaps not, but many find it interesting enough to perform studies on the subject! Just how does a Monitor Lizard know to follow the scent of its victim, that it will find its prey later weakened from the bite?
How is it that lizards kept in captivity for 30 generations know to fear birds of prey overhead when they’re outdoors for the first time, even protected by their human parents? Are memories stored within their DNA? Are there group souls wherein a collective subconscious or intuition moves them to be on high alert? As spiders are born knowing how to create webs, so too do lizards know what to do – like magick! Their small brains do not reflect what their minds truly possess!
This is an interesting bit about reptile smarts:
I’d like to add Bearded Dragons to the list of intelligent beings! Here’s another bit:
I want to say here, that our Bearded Dragon, Copper wagged her tail like a dog when I, and only I, embraced her upon returning from my workday! That is recognition, excitement, joy & love… and that = emotions & intelligence!!
Here are great videos regarding lizard smarts!
Oh my… not a doggy door, but a lizard door!!! Too cute!!!!
*To visit the channels of these videos to like, comment, or subscribe, video 1 is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPfWAoqHbcl
& video 2 is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-nw4qvnZVE
Many think lizards have no expressions due to their… well, their inability to frown or raise a brow and so forth. The people whom spend adequate time building relationships with their scaly companions learn that expressions shine through their eyes – like windows to their souls, their moods are visible there & through body language! Many, many lizards are very intelligent.
Murph is wiser than his dog brother, but that is my highly believed opinion! Many of us have heard, “You won’t learn anything if your lips are busy moving!” Although wisdom may come from the result of asking questions, we still have to hush and listen for the answer.
SO, WHAT DO LIZARDS DO A LOT OF ANYWAY? They listen and observe their surroundings. Particularly with silent animals, there is no way to articulate or convey what they have learned. It is probable they do not realize they have gained knowledge, but, who can be the judge of that? Lizards do appear to concentrate introspectively, especially when supplied with a mirror. They do look like reptilian philosophers to me!
They have no words for anything, yet they absorb understanding. Lil’ Murph comprehends when he is being loved by his family ( as did our beloved, deceased lizards). He knows when I ask “Do you wanna go outside?” in that happy way I always say it while reaching toward him, that he is about to embark on an enjoyable activity. There’s almost a twinkle in his eye when he hears it and it’s often accompanied by lifting himself slightly so I can scoop my hand under his chest to raise him from his resting pose. I believe all the observing lizards do aids in making them as smart as they are…
…and unique!!! Why oh why does he love the bottled water?! He does this frequently when aloud to safely roam around for a bit! 🙂 Lizards have their own personalities like every other being. Murph loves to hang half off of things & behaves in such comedic ways, he also is very stubborn! Copper (Murph’s sister, whom he never met) was an escape artist, despite a gimpy arm (perhaps from birth), & who was determined to be cuddled or get fresh air!
Let us not forgo this that has been learned: No matter the creature, everything appreciates something soft in their life.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this and learned something neat along the way!