Process in which the animal will move to warmer or cooler places to regulate its body temperature and metabolism
The act of regulating body temperature. Because iguanas are ectothermic (see above), they must regulate their body temperature by their behavior - basking to warm up, and moving to cooler areas to cool down.
To maintain correct body temperature by moving to warmer and colder places in the environment, specifically in the case of reptilians and other cold-blooded animals.
To regulate body temperature. Most reptiles cannot produce their own body heat and must rely on external or environmental heat sources. They control their core body temperatures by moving in and out of areas with varying temperatures and humidity levels
to control one's metabolic rate in order to maintain a constant body temperature
In reptiles, their ability to change their body temperature by moving from warm to cool places