Hailey Pruett
Author for A-Z Animals

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Hi, internet! I'm a content writer, editor, and lifelong animal lover currently living in Tennessee with my partner, our cat, and our grumpy leopard gecko. I'm nonbinary-identifying, so I often go by the nickname Lex in addition to my legal name. Reptiles are my favorite animals, but I have a huge appreciation for the natural world in general. I hope you enjoy the knowledge and research I have to share about all kinds of awesome animals!


Types of Vipers Picture

Many people use the term “viper” very casually to refer to just about any scary-looking snake, but scientifically, vipers belong to a very specific family of snakes within the massive… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 2 weeks 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 months ago


Do Skunks Make Good Pets? Picture

From their striking fur coloration to their smelly yet effective defense mechanism, skunks are unique and fascinating animals. There are several different species of skunks, but do any of them… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 4 months ago


Do Turkeys Make Good Pets? Picture

Turkeys have long been useful livestock animals, but in recent years, they’ve also become popular pets! They’ve been domesticated and living alongside humans for thousands of years, and they’re highly… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 4 months ago


Do Quokkas Make Good Pets? Picture

The quokka is a peculiar yet adorable little creature that instantly captured the hearts of millions when it went viral for its seemingly permanent smile. It’s often referred to as… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 4 months ago


Do Chinchillas Make Good Pets? Picture

Cuddly, adorable, and super-soft, the domestic chinchilla is a fairly popular exotic pet. Like many other domesticated rodents commonly kept as pets, chinchillas are fairly low-maintenance and fascinating to observe… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 4 months ago


Do Tegu Lizards Make Good Pets? Picture

Tegu lizards are remarkable animals, and they’ve become increasingly popular in the pet trade! This is largely thanks to their adorable, almost dog-like appearance, high intelligence, and playful temperaments. But… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 4 months ago


Lizard Eyes: What Makes Them Unique? Picture

From geckos’ bizarrely bulging eyeballs and slit-shaped pupils to the downright alien-looking peepers of chameleons, lizard eyes are incredibly unique. There are more than 5,000 distinct types of lizards, and… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 4 months ago


How to Keep Lizards Away Picture

Whether they’re hanging around in your garden eating your plants or leaving their unpleasant droppings around your home, lizards can be quite destructive, unwelcome guests. If you’re looking for ways… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 4 months ago


How to Get Rid of Lizards Picture

Everyone’s encountered it before: some kind of unwelcome critter invading your space, whether it’s rodents, a colony of insects, or, in some cases, a bunch of reptiles or amphibians. Maybe… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 4 months ago


Why Do Lizards Do Push-Ups? Picture

Spend enough time around a lizard, and you’ll find they’re actually quite social animals with lots of surprisingly intricate methods of communicating— not just with one another but also with… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 4 months ago