What kind of eggs do Gila monsters eat?
At this time, small birds and small mammals (like rabbits and rats) start breeding and making nests that hold eggs or young—food for adult Gila monsters. But Gila monster hatchlings are too small to eat these things. Instead, they mainly eat the tiny eggs of small lizards.
Do Gila monsters need to eat often?
They don’t need to eat very often because they can store fat in their large tails. Gila monsters have venom in their saliva glands that paralyzes prey! Learn more amazing facts about these amazing creatures in this video from National Geographic Kids.
What do Gila monsters need to survive?
They have few other natural predators. Gila Monster’s generally escape the heat of the day by sheltering in abandoned burrows, under rocks or bushes, or in burrows that they have dug themselves.