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Care Sheet for Anoles

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.80    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 03/10/2004

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Anoles

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Drumminglizards

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Green Anole

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Green Anoles

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males have a much bigger red dewlap, head, and overall body, and a hemi-penal bulge at their vent.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

Peat moss, something that holds moisture really well, and is natural.

Lighting and UVB:

Flourescent UVB light is needed as well as a small basking lamp, they donít need much heat.

Temperatures and Humidity:

80-85 degreez for day, 10 degree drop for night, and 95-100 for bask.

Heating and Equipment:

Flourescent fixture, incandescent heat lamp

Caging Provided:

3 anoles per 10 gallons.

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

Feed them mostly insects you would catch outside, grasshoppers, crickets, anything small wriggly and soft.
Of course store-bought crickets and mealworms will do fine.
Although i never saw my anoles eat fruit by themselves, others have said they have seen them. Fruits i would feed them would be bananas, cantalope, or anything soft and juicy.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

CALCIUM DUST, they will fall victim to metabolic bone disease without this dust AND proper lighting, without the lighting the dust is useless. Dust their food lightly in it, then feed.

Maintenance:

Anoles donít defacate in huge quantities or in large portions, i would say clean your enclosure at your discretion, when you notice that thereís too much at the bottom or on the sides of the tank, clean on.

Some Words on this Species:

If you want a lizard to pet, these will need time for that to happen. They are usually always wild, ready and willing to jump out of your hands and out of your sight. They can be tamed, just handle them gently, donít cause them physical pain, and once they decide that youíre not going to kill/eat them and stop trying to run out of your hand, you can run your fingers down their spine or turn them on their back and let them rest in the cup of your hand so you can tickle their stomach while they fall asleep. Anoles are ARBOREAL, they like to climb so put some branches, preferably without leaves, in their enclosure so they can climb, jump, and tackle prey from the top branch. Live or fake foliage should be placed in also, try buying some plastic vines and wrapping tem around the branches you put in. That should look good and work out nice. Anoles have a life span of about 5 years or a little more, so hearbreak may be a future problem. Thatís all i have to say about them, hopefully my words agree with all you other Anole specialists out there.
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