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A house lizard eats
A. Oil cakes
B. Hay
C. Small insects
D. Grains

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Hint: There is a diversity of animals on earth. They all have different habits and habitats. They adapt themselves according to their surroundings. They all have different eating habits. They can be herbivores, carnivores or omnivorous. Some also feed on dead and decayed materials.

Complete Step-by-Step Answer:

House lizards are nocturnal which means they hide during the day and come out to hunt in the nighttime. The scientific name of the house lizard is Hemidactylus frenatus. It belongs to the phylum Chordata, thus having a notochord is the distinguishing feature. They communicate via some chirps or low sounds. 

  • Oil cakes: These are the solid remains after pressing something to separate liquid.

  • Hay: These are the dried leaves and twigs. They are the food for herbivorous animals.

  • Small insects: These are small organisms that can either crawl or fly. They include ants, flies, spiders, caterpillars etc. the lizards in the houses eat them as their food.

  • Grains: These are the hard seeds which are cooked and eaten by humans. The birds eat them raw but not the carnivorous animals.

The common house lizard is naturally insectivorous, insects are one of their favourite things to eat. They often eat spiders, snails, caterpillars, and all kinds of insects. 

Hence, the correct answer is option (C).

Note: Lizards fall under the reptile category. They can separate their tails and can regrow them. They have vision in two directions at the same time which means they can move their eyes independently. They are harmless if they bite.

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