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Care Sheet for Anoles

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.00    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 12/26/2005

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Anoles

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Jay_638

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Green, brown/bahaman Anoles

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

The dewlap (flap of skin underneath the neck) which are sometimes called throat fans are larger and much brighter in coler in comparison to the females which is duller and smaller.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

Anoles usually dont drink water out of bowls but instead drink water from dow on the leaves and glass of the aquarium. All you need to do is spray some water on the leaves and sides of your aquarium and they will lap it off with their tounge. You should water them a minamum of twice a day, but i recomend you do it 3. Water doesnt just serve the purpose of giving them something to drink but it controls the humidity of the tank which is very important, because anoles live in places with high humidity.

Lighting and UVB:

A simple incandescent will work for lighting, watch that you dont put one in with too much wattage or you’ll bake your anoles alive. A UVB light is very important for your Anoles. It keeps them active allows them to take in nutrients better and helps stimulate eating and mating.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Temerature during the day should range from anywaywhere between 75-86 F during the summer and slightly cooler during the winter. During the night it may drop down to 65 F and slightly cooler during the winter time. Make sure to keep a thermomater to keep track of the temerature. Humidity should be around 50-75 %. You can keep track of the humidity with a hygrometer.

Heating and Equipment:

In a tropical vivarium you can provide 2 types of heating, An incandescent bulb or small spot light or a sibtank heater which are both very good but i’d say the incandescent bulb is your best bet. Id suggest you put the bulb above one of your highest spots in your aquairum so your Anoles can bask in the light. I suggest you have plenty of vines and leaves and other stuff for your Anoles to climb on in order to bask.

Caging Provided:

The caging depends on how many you decide on keeping. 1 anole per 5 gallons is a very good estimate so a 10 gallon can house 2 anoles and a 100 gallon can house 20 anoles.

Diet:

N/A

Description of Diet:

The most reccomended diet for Anoles are crickets. Feed adult Anoles two-three week old crickets. Small wax worms are also recommended. Another favorite food of the anole are flys which can be offered for variety. NOTE: Alot of flys carry diseases so be warned if you feed them house caught flys. Their prey should be a maximum of 2/3 the size of their head.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

A Mineral powder is suggested. Simply coat your insects in this before putting them in the tank.

Maintenance:

Feed your anole 2-3 crickets every couple days and that should be enough to keep their little bellys full until the next feeding, also as i said before water 2-3 times a day. You will need to do a "Poop-scoop" every month or so as well. Anoles should have 10-12 hours of light a day minamun and they should have a nocternal-light at night so they can sleep. other than that i covered everything else above.

Some Words on this Species:

Anoles range from 5-9 inches and sometimes even bigger! Their are literally hundreds of different species of Anoles The most commen ones you’ll find in stores are the brown, green Anole. DO NOT HANDLE THIS LIZARD. What are Anoles? they are new world lizards in the family Polychridae, Most of them in the genus Anolis. If cared for well thei can live up to eight years in captivity. In the wiled theu usually dont make it past 2 or 3. Anoles also have the abilty to change their coloer from green to brown.
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