Reptiles | Educational Video for Kids

Hello everyone! Today we’re going to learn about some very interesting vertebrate animals: we present – the reptiles! Reptiles are vertebrate animals which are characterized by their special way of moving: many move by dragging their tummy, or abdomen, on or close to the ground; their name, in Latin, means just that: reptar mean to crawl or slither. Many are terrestrial, but there are also some that live in water. All reptiles have a number of characteristics we should know about so we can recognize them. Reptiles are cold-blooded animals that breathe with their lungs. They are oviparous, that is they reproduce by eggs; when the eggs develop and hatch, the babies are just like their parents… but very small. Aren’t they cute? As you can see, reptiles’ skin is covered with strong, tough scales, and some, like tortoises, even have a shell. It looks like he has his house on his back, doesn’t it? As for feeding well, most reptiles are carnivorous… They hunt, like this crocodile which has just eaten this poor rodent; or this cute chameleon, with its long, sticky tongue that catches all kinds of insects… Look, look! As we said already, most reptiles are carnivorous, but some, like this iguana, are herbivorous. There are lots of interesting things you should know about reptiles, such as: most snakes have venom in their fangs… But they’re not as bad as they seem, because they warn us of danger with their bright colors or the sound of their rattles. Chameleons are very curious: they can change color, copying the landscape around them – they blend in with the background so no-one can see them, and they become almost invisible. So let’s remember the most important characteristics of reptiles Reptiles walk by dragging their tummy on or close to the ground; they are oviparous and their body is covered with strong, hard scales… They are vertebrates and are cold-blooded… And remember, they breathe with their lungs. Reptiles really are quite interesting, aren’t they? Well, goodbye for now everyone, and don’t forget to subscribe to Happy Learning!  

42 thoughts on “Reptiles | Educational Video for Kids”

  1. sorry to be rude or something
    but some reptiles leave the eggs in their stomach, then when they hatch they give birth!
    and chameleons change the colour based ontheir emotion

  2. All of the invertebrates are Oviparous. They all have scales (basic fact). Reptiles almost DRAG there belly on the ground. If you say that snakes are venom-ness… WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Hey, when you said "for kids" did you mean like 11 year olds 'cause that croc attacking the rodent dude would terrify little kids.

  4. chameleons do not change colors to blend in with their background they change color to show a signs of communicating emotions

  5. 1: Most don't drag their bellies on the ground, but you said "most" and meant modern Reptiles, so I'll let you off the hook here.
    2: Not all Reptiles are cold blooded. A lot are warm blooded! Such as Dinosaurs, among others. Also certain species have sails to trap heat quicker so it's as if they're warm blooded as they no longer need to wait around to warm up.
    3: They don't ALL lay eggs. Some give birth to live young like the extinct family of Marine Reptiles called Icthyosaurs, and many modern Snakes and Lizards give birth to live young! Not to mention many small Dicynodonts probably gave birth to live young, too!
    4: Most Reptiles care for their young! The only ones that don't are Turtles and Tortoises, but all others, including Crocodilians, Lizards, Snakes, and even extinct ones such as Dinosaurs and Pterosaurs, Marine Reptiles, Sphenacodonts, Cynodonts, and Dicynodonts!
    5: Most Reptiles don't look identical to their parents, such as Dinosaurs. They look different at all ages to help let others know how old they are, helpful for the social groups they lived and live in. Live because one family of Theropods survived… Birds (Yeah, Dinosaurs are Birds, get over it).
    6: Chameleons don't camoflage themslves, they change color based on the temperature and their mood.
    7: Most Reptiles aren't carnivorous, like you said, instead nearly half are. Herbivores are also nearly half, and the remaining bit of them are omnivorous. Sure, most herbiverous Reptiles are extinct now, but most of the amazing qualities of Reptiles are in extinct species. 🙂

    PS: Wasn't being mean or rude, just trying to educate you and maybe get you to make a remake of this. 🙂

  6. So much misinformation in this video. A lot of very very misleading and incorrect claims made in here it's painful to watch and listen to.

  7. Thank you for making us learn more. We really like your videos. We like how you explain things. KPS Primary, Australia.

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