Why are reptiles cold-blooded?

Answer Reptiles are frequently called cold-blooded, but that is a misnomer. In fact, body temperatures of some reach well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which is not very cold. (You would have a fever.) A m... Read More »

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Are reptiles&amphibians cold-blooded or warm-blooded?

According to the National Zoo, reptiles and amphibians are cold-blooded (ectotherms). They depend on external sources such as the sun to control their body temperatures. Warm-blooded creatures (end... Read More »

Are snakes cold-blooded reptiles?

Yes, snakes are cold-blooded reptiles. A snake can not internally regulate the temperature of its body like a warm-blooded animal can. It must travel to hot and cool places to warm up or cool down.... Read More »

Are alligators cold-blooded reptiles?

Like all reptiles, alligators are cold blooded, which means they are unable to internally regulate their body temperatures. They must rely on the heat of the sun to warm up enough to keep their met... Read More »

Is a dragonfly warm blooded or cold blooded?