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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 2.75    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 01/16/2006

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Anoles

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Spike56

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Green Anole (anolis Carolinensis)

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

none

Sexing and Characteristics:

Grow 5-8 inches.(sexing)Males have large pores(just aft of the vent)that are absent in female.Males are also a little larger than the females and have a slightly larger head in proportion to the body.Even though both male/female have throat fans the male can sometimes be a little larger and more colorful, but is not the best way to sex your lizard.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

For the substrate, bark mulch will be fine. Some owners like to keep them on rain forest bedding(soil), this is what i first used, may contain mites and other bugs. mine did. Anoles "WONT" drink from a bowl. You may spray the cage w/ de-chlorinated water.(spray the glass and leaves) Don’t spray water directly at anole.

Lighting and UVB:

A UV full spectrum fluorescent light is recommended.Keep this on for at least 12-13 hours a day.

Temperatures and Humidity:

The temperature during the day should range from 78-85 degrees. Basking spot needs to be around 85-90 degrees. Provide a heat lamp for for basking spot. Night temperatures may go down to 60-65 degrees. Humidity must be kept up to 70-80% or at least no lower than 65%.

Heating and Equipment:

You must have a lid at all times to prevent anoles from escaping. Also provide a heat pad. this may be place under or on side of tank.(do not put in a heat rock)These will burn your anoles.

Caging Provided:

I would recommend a 15gallon tank for one anole minimum. Use a 20gallon tank to keep 2 anoles.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

You may only feed Anoles mealworms if they are smaller than its head, but shouldn’t be kept as its main diet.Feed crickets(pin heads) to your anoles. If u notice ur anole getting really skinny, i recommend feeding them wax worms.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Use calcium supplements to provide your anole w/ D3 and nutrition.

Maintenance:

Clean your anoles cage every 3-4 weeks. Make sure you use hot water to kill germs.

Some Words on this Species:

Handling may cause them stress. Also can be caused by the wrong set-up.
some signs are: 1)Black spots behind the eyes
2)Constantly brown
3)St oped eating
Also can be a disease.I would take them to a nearby vet and find out what’s wrong.
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