Hailey Pruett
Author for A-Z Animals

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Hailey Pruett is a freelance content writer, editor, and lifelong animal lover living in Tennessee with their spoiled cat, grumpy leopard gecko, and loving partner. Their favorite animals are lizards, turtles, snakes, and frogs. When they aren't obsessively writing about how awesome reptiles and amphibians are, Hailey is usually playing relaxing life simulator video games and obscure, old-school RPGs. They are non-binary and comfortable with any pronouns.


8 Turtles in Indiana Picture

Indiana is home to around 15 different native species of turtles. From tiny mud turtles to colorful pond sliders and even massive snapping turtles, the Hoosier State’s shelled reptiles vary… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 3 months ago


8 Amazing Turtles in Louisiana Picture

Louisiana, also known as the Pelican State or the Bayou State, is incredibly biodiverse thanks to its comfortably subtropical climate and wide range of habitats like vast swamps, lush forests,… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 3 months ago


15 Awesome Turtles in Australia Picture

Although it's the world's smallest continent by landmass, Australia is the sixth largest country on the planet! This incredibly biodiverse region is home to more than 40 unique turtle species,… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 4 months ago


10 Turtles in Maryland Picture

Although Maryland is one of the smallest states in the U.S., it’s home to more than 20 different species of turtles! In total, around 19 of these species of turtles… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 4 months ago


Where Do Turtles Go in the Winter? Picture

Although turtles are quite resilient animals, they must rely on their surroundings to keep their bodies warm. As ectothermic reptiles, they cannot self-regulate their internal body temperature like mammals can,… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 5 months ago


10 Turtles in Kentucky Picture

Kentucky, also known as the Bluegrass State, has an incredibly rich biodiversity level, especially regarding its shelled reptiles! In total, Kentucky is home to 14 different turtle species. If you're… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 5 months ago


Box Turtles in Texas Picture

Adorably small and compact with an ornately-patterned shell, the humble box turtle is one of North America’s most common and widespread types of turtles! Despite their small size, the many… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 6 months ago


10 Turtles in Georgia Picture

Georgia's warm, humid summers and mild winters make it the perfect home for a range of reptile species, particularly its resident turtles! In total, around 30 different species of turtles… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 6 months ago


Types of Black Snakes Picture

Key Facts Scientifically and taxonomically speaking, black snakes are those which belong to the Pseudechis genus.There are nine such snake species in this genus.However, there are other snakes with the… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 6 months ago


Types of Cobras Picture

For most of us, the word “cobra” mainly brings to mind snakes like the king cobra and Indian cobra, with their large, ornately patterned hoods and deadly venom. What most… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 7 months ago


Types of Pythons Picture

Pythons are a large and diverse group of snakes, ranging significantly in color, size, habitat, diet, and more. Among them are some of the largest snakes in the world, as… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 7 months ago


Types of Vipers Picture

Key Points There are more than 15 unique families of snakes within the Serpentes suborder of reptiles, including pythons, cobras, boas, and vipers.There are a few key traits that are… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 8 months ago


Discover 10 Geckos in Florida Picture

Florida has some of the most vibrant, diverse, and stunning wildlife–not just in the United States but the entire world! This is largely thanks to Florida's semi-tropical climate, which provides… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 10 months ago


Discover 7 Geckos in Hawaii Picture

Hawaii is home to a unique variety of reptiles ranging from tiny skinks to massive sea turtles and iguanas. Interestingly, none of the geckos in Hawaii are native–all have been… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 10 months ago


Why Do Leopard Geckos Scream? Picture

If you own a leopard gecko or have ever handled one, you may have realized they’re surprisingly chatty lizards. Perhaps you’ve heard one chirp or “bark” at you upon getting… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 10 months ago


Are All Reptiles Cold-Blooded? Picture

All animals have to maintain their core body temperature somehow for their bodily processes like digestion, growth, and respiration to run smoothly. You've likely heard at some point that all… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 11 months ago


Are Snakes Reptiles? Picture

Snakes are unique animals with truly bizarre anatomy. In fact, they're so bizarre that just by looking at them, it's hard to tell what they are and how we even… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 11 months ago