Where do ticks live?
Tick life cycle! (How it reproduces)
The hosts of choice for a tick
Ticks can feed on mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Most ticks prefer to have a different host animal at each stage of their life.
Special adaptions to deal with its host
Size of ticks
Ticks are divided into two families: hard ticks and soft ticks. In hard ticks, the mouthparts are visible from above. Hard ticks are parasites primarily of mammals but are also found on birds and reptiles.Many people group ticks into the same category as fleas and mosquitos. However, ticks are really arachnids. Adult insects have three pairs of legs, and their bodies are made up of three segments: the head, the thorax and the abdomen. Arachnids, on the other hand, have four pairs of legs. Spiders are also arachnids, but ticks aren't spiders.