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Care Sheet for Fence Lizards

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 4.43    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 08/16/2009

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Fence Lizards

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Gsb92606

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Western Fence Lizard

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Eastern Fence Lizard

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males have a lot of blue on the belly. Males tend to be slightly bigger.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

Substrate should be dirt. Special reptile dirt is recommended. You can also use sand, bark, newspaper, or paper towels.

You can either spray them with a water bottle ever day, or give them a small water dish to soak in.

Lighting and UVB:

You need UVB for D3. A basking light should be on one side. rocks or branches on both sides. Shady areas to cool off. If you live hotter regions, in summer you can put a small leash on them (available at pet stores) and they will bask in the sun.
This may be more healthier.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Temperature in the basking side should range from 90-100 degrees F. The cooler side should be 70-80. The shady and coolest part should range from 65-75.

Spray the hole tank with a water bottle lightly. That should take care of the humidity. Humidity should be 70-80.

Heating and Equipment:

Get a UVB and basking lamp for heating. Get a humidity gauge and thermometer. You may use a heat-pad for winter.

Caging Provided:

I have a baby western, so recently I have it in a 2 gallon. Today or this week we are getting a bigger tank.
We put leaves and branches for Winky. Winky really likes it.


1-2 can fit in a 10 gallon (adults).

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

You can feed young ones small or pinhead crickets. Or maybe even baby mealworms. I find mealworms hard for me because they dig in the dirt, and mine likes to hunt. They also eat fruit-flies, house flies, waxworms, and any other worms or insects. Some even eat earthworms.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Use reptile calcium to dust your food. About once a week for adults, every other day for babies.

Maintenance:

Change water daily (if you have a water dish) rake up droppings with a plastic fork, rake them into a pile, then pick it up with a spoon. Dirt may be in the pile as well. Sprinkle some more dirt as the amount shrinks.
Feed youngsters everyday (or every other day if crickets are an amount of 5 or more), feed adults twice or once a week.

Some Words on this Species:

Some of this species like handling, some don’t. Most do. They like the warmth of you hand. These are hardy lizards and are recommended for beginners. Most people catch and keep rather than buy.
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