Lizard Droppings (Poop): What Does Lizard Poop Look Like?

Lizards, geckos, salamanders, and skinks are reptiles that we do not wish to welcome in our vicinity. Also, certainly no one wants to see their poop in the house. That is why I decided to give the answer to the most important question: What does lizard poop look like? Also, I will compare it with mouse feces, rat and snake’s droppings. Besides, I posted detailed guide about how to get rid of lizards.

What Does Lizard Poop Look Like?

Lizard droppings are black and have a white tip on them. This tip is the result of the fact that reptiles have the same opening for urine and excrement, so the white tips are simply uric acid crystals. However, lizard poop identification can sometimes be difficult because it is similar to a combination of rat and bird poop. Below in this article, you will find pictures of lizard feces and how to determine them from the others.

Lizard Poop Images

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Lizard Poop vs. Mouse Poop

Mouse poop has a slight bulge in the center of it. If it is fresh, it has a brown color, and if it has been a while, it changes to a lighter color. Also, it is about 3/16 inches in length.

Lizard Poop vs. Rat Poop

The poop of rats is somewhat thick and a bit shorter than mouse poop. On the other hand, the dropping of a roof rat is thicker than that of a mouse, but it is similar in terms of color and shape.

Lizard Poop vs. Snake Poop

The poop of snakes can often be thought to be that of lizards, and that is another misconception that we might experience. Snakes leave their excrement in terms of deposits, while lizards’ has the form of a pellet.

Are Lizard Feces Toxic?

Yes, it can be dangerous because it can contain salmonella. If that somehow enters our mouth, it can be dangerous. Moreover, that is one of the main reason why we need to wash vegetables and fruit carefully. It is not that we may eat it, but we can inhale it since it is already dry.

Lizard Poop Video

Comments 6

  1. Avatar Charlie Broadhead says:

    Hi can I get some kind of identification on what type of fecies this is likely to be? Currently staying in a nice hotel in Ubud and we’ve found quite chunky droppings on the floor. I’d like to submit some photos and a video to find out what it is. They’re about half a centimeter to 3/4 of a centimeter in length. There is 3 droppings and no more. Dark brown in colour with a slight shell around it (hmmm) almost like a broken coffee bean. We’ve woken up and found them here this morning….weve already had to move rooms due to seeing a rat on one of our dinner plates…

    • Vil Malinoshevskij Vil Malinoshevskij says:

      Hi Charlie!
      You can upload photo on imgur.com and I will try to help you to identify it.
      You must be really careful with rats, because they’re famous for carrying different diseases.
      And as I can see from your description these droppings really can be a rat droppings.

  2. Avatar Lola says:

    Hello I just found droppings and I’m concerned it might be mice. I read that lizards have a white end which I did see a small white spot at the end and it had a round end on the opposite side. I found it in three places two of them only had one dropping and the other about three. Does this sound like a lizard or mouse?

    • Vil Malinoshevskij Vil Malinoshevskij says:

      Hi Lola!
      It seems like you have lizard (or lizards).
      But I recommend you to check for these signs of mouse: urine odors, gnawed holes, rub and gnaw marks, rodent nests.

      If there is any than you need to get rid of mice (you can check my guides about it: https://pestsguide.com/get-rid-of-mice/)

      If none of these signs are present, than it’s 99% a lizard and you don’t have to worry about it. If lizards are bothering you check out my guide about how to get rid of them.

  3. Avatar Orson says:

    We are getting ready to buy a house built in 2008. It seems clean. However today I found a line of dark brown scat with a white tip in the garage.

    Also, the other day I noticed some sawdust on the roof over the garage.

    Wondering if you have any thoughts.

    Have photos.

    Thanks!

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