The Saint Lucia whiptail is a ground-dwelling lizard that is active during the daytime, when it forages in the leaf litter and digs through soil to find prey. Its diet consists primarily of invertebrates (such as insects and scorpions), but also carrion and fruit (5) (10) (11).
If this species loses its tail, it is capable of re-growing it, although this process is rather costly in terms of energy. Tail loss seems to occur quite frequently in Saint Lucia whiptails, which is thought to result from competition with other Saint Lucia whiptails. A male may, for example, incur injury to its tail when competing for, or guarding, a female (6).