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.


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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago


Types of Black Snakes Picture

For most of us, the term “black snake” can refer to just about any snake that is mostly black. From this perspective, potentially hundreds of snakes could be black snakes,… Read More

By Hailey Pruett 2 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 2 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 3 months ago


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 4 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago