Reptiles have a much lower resting metabolism than most mammals. What is the benefit of a low resting metabolism?
Answer The body requires less fuel (food)
As cold-blooded animals, reptiles do not generate the heat needed to keep the body warm and functioning, therefore they have lower metabolisms. The lower metabolism means they require less energy, which means they don't need as much fuel (food) to survive.
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