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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 0    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 01/15/2008

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Anoles

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Anolis-Boy

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Green Anoles

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Only Green Anoles are talked about in this care sheet.

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males have larger heads than females and brighter and bigger dewlaps on their throats. Females also usually have a white line running down their backs which females usually lose.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

I use Reptibark but you can use coconut husk, sand, Eco-Earth or terrarium lining is good for Anoles.

Lighting and UVB:

You should have a UVB Fluorescent to give the anoles their UVB which is needed to make Vitamin D3. A 5.0 UVB Fluorescent would be good for Anoles. You also use an incandescent light to give them heat. I also recommend you use a goooseneck lamp to get the lighting just right.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Temperatures should range from 80-86 degrees in cool spots and be around 90 degrees in basking spots and at most 95 degrees. Humidity should range from about 60%-80% seeing as Green Anoles are Sub-tropical lizards. To keep this range in humidity the cage should be misted at least twice a day. The Aoles will also drink these water droplets because they will not drink from a bowl.

Heating and Equipment:

Heating mats can be used but they are not recommended because they can burn your Anole(s). You should not use heating rocks because they will burn your Anole. You should provide lots of branches for your Anole(s) to climb on. Provide hiding spots for your Anole(s) to cool don when they please. You should also provide silk plants or live plants because they will drink off of them, live plants are proffered because they will help keep the humidity level up and they will make the cage look nicer.

Caging Provided:

I have two Green Anoles in 20 gallon tank but a 10 gallon tank is enough for one or two. A 20 gallon can also sometimes fit 1 male and 2 females. You should never house more than one male in a tank anything smaller than a 55 gallon tank and even that usually isn’t enough.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Green Anoles eat crickets, roaches, mealworms, waxworms, the Beatles from the mealworm, the moths from waxwoms, other moths and many other kinds of insects. The basic feeder insects are crickets and mealworms with the occasional waxworm to fatten them up. Crickets and mealworms should be given at about 4-5 insects each day. If your Anole(s) top eating one day don’t worry it probably means that they are not hungry that day so do not feed them that day but feed them the next day.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

You must use some powder supplements like Repto-Cal about twice a week. Use supplements that give calcium, protein, or Vitamin D3.

Maintenance:

You should clean their cage at least one a week and remove any feces that you see immediately.

Some Words on this Species:

I have found this species of lizard very rewarding and I have had fun by watching and observing my Green Anoles. I think they are the perfect pet for anyone who likes reptiles.
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