10 Pretty Pink Reptiles For Valentines Day!

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In honour of Valentine’s Day this week, we have 10 pretty pink reptiles for you! Whether you have someone to celebrate with, or you’re celebrating with yourself, we here at Reptile World Facts hope you have a lovely day full of happiness! Or, if you’re struggling, you manage to get through the day. Without any more rambling, let’s get on to the pink reptiles that everyone can enjoy!

Top 10 List

1. Western Hognose – Pink Morph

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Scientific Name: Heterodon nasicus
Geographic Range: Southern Canada, United States, Northern Mexico
Lifespan: 18 Years
Conservation Status: Least Concern

See More Morphs: Here

Western hognose snakes are the first on our list of pink reptiles, and are the first of a couple different pet reptiles on this list. They have a unique nose that is upturned much like a pigs, and gives them a cute appearance. They also have a tendency to be dramatic snakes, flipping over while dramatically writhing about, while flopping their tongue out and playing dead if they are even slightly startled. The snake above is a beautiful pink colour, which is one of many morphs for these beautiful snakes.

2. Pink Belly Sidenecked Turtle – Albino

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Scientific Name: Emydura subglobosa
Geographic Range: Australia & Papua New Guinea
Lifespan: 30 – 50 Years
Conservation Status: Least Concern

The pink bellied sidenecked turtle can be found in the wild in various lakes and lagoons of Australia and Papua New Guinea. Due to Australia’s laws against exporting wild-caught animals, the animals that are commonly kept as pets are the ones that were found in New Guinea. The albinism of the turtle in the photo above gives it a beautiful soft pink colour over its entire body.

3. Sonoran Coachwhip

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Scientific Name: Masticophis flagellum
Geographic Range: United States & Mexico
Lifespan: 16 Years
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Sonoran coachwhips are a non-venomous snake with a small head, big eyes and round pupils. Their colouration can vary depending on where in the United States and Mexico they live, as their colour can help them camouflage with their surroundings. The snakes with a pink colouration like the one above are often found in the Western area of Texas, where the soils are various shades of pink colours.

4. Boa Constrictors – Sunglow 66% Het Anery Morph

Scientific Name: Boa Constrictor
Geographic Range: North, Central, & South America
Lifespan: 20 – 30+ Years
Conservation Status: Not Listed By IUCN Red List

The next pink reptile on our list is the beautiful sunglow morph of the boa constrictor. Boa constrictors are large, non venomous, heavy snakes that are quite popular in the exotic pet trade. While they are not great beginner pets due to their large size, for the experienced keeper they make a great addition to any collection.

5. Galapagos Pink Land Iguana

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Scientific Name: Conolophus marthae
Geographic Range: Wolf Volcano in northern Isabela Island of the Galápagos
Lifespan: 50 – 60 Years
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

The Galapagos pink land iguana’s common name is straight to the point – it is a land iguanas, is pink, and is only found in the Galapagos. More specifically it is only found around the Wolf Volcano on the Northern Isabela Island of the Galapagos. That’s a pretty small area for the entirety of a species to live in. They were first discovered in 1986, and in 2009 were finally classified as a separate species from the regular Galapagos Land Iguana. C

6. Corn Snake – Coral Ghost Morph

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Scientific Name: Pantherophis guttatus
Geographic Range: United States
Lifespan: 15 – 20 Years (Captivity)
Conservation Status: Least Concern

See More Morphs: Here

Corn snakes are one of the most popular pet snakes in the hobby today, for good reason. They are fairly easy to care for, are very hardy, most are well tempered, and to top it off they come in a huge array of colours and morphs. One of many of those pink morphs is the beautiful coral ghost morph that is pictured above.

7. Crested Gecko – Pink Morph

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Scientific Name: Correlophus ciliatus
Geographic Range: New Caledonia
Lifespan: 15 – 20 Years
Conservation Status: Vulnerable – IUCN

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See More Morphs: Here

Crested geckos are adorable little geckos, that are often kept as pets. Easy to feed and care for, they make great beginner pets for people just looking to get into reptiles. Due to their popularity, breeders have worked for years on creating beautiful morphs for these geckos, including the gorgeous pink colour that is pictured above.

8. Mexican Mole Lizard

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Scientific Name: Bipes biporus
Geographic Range: Baja California Peninsula of Mexico
Lifespan: 3+ Years
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Mexican mole lizards are lizards, that like moles, spend most of their time burrowing in the ground. They only surface during night time, or during heavy rains. On average their length is 7 – 9 inches snout to vent, and they feed on any insects, earthworms, or other small lizards that they can find. What puts them on this list is their unique pink colouring, that is unusual for lizards and gives them an almost worm like appearance.

9. Gargoyle Gecko – Pink Morph

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Scientific Name: Rhacodactylus auriculatus
Geographic Range: 
 New Caledonia
LifeSpan: 
15-20 Years
Conservation Status: 
Least Concern

The next of the pink reptiles is the Gargoyle Gecko, which got its common name from the bumps on their head that give the appearance of horns or ears. The auriculatus in their scientific name is Latin for “ears” or “eared”. They can be found only on the southern end of the island of New Caledonia in the wild, however they are very popular in the pet trade due to their easier care and beautiful appearance. Many breeders enjoy breeding them to create gorgeous colours and morphs.

10. Mwanza Flat-Headed Rock Agama 

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Scientific Name: Agama mwanzae
Geographic Range: East Africa
Lifespan: 15 Years
Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Mwanza flat headed rock agama is a lizard that can be found in the semideserts of Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya. The male’s upper body is usually a bright pinky-red or violet colour, and the rest of the body is dark blue. Due to this colouration this lizard has earned the nickname ‘Spider-Man Agama.’ The female is a plain brown in colour, and looks like many other species of agamas.

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