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Care Sheet for Anoles

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 4.00    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 02/24/2012

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Anoles

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

NVreptiles

Years Experience:

5 to 10 Years

Species:

Green anole

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Green anole males typically have a larger head than the females.The females typically have a whitish stripe down their backs. these lizards get 8-9 inches long with the occasional male getting about a foot in length

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

The recommend substrate is Repti bark or peat moss.Though a water dish is good for humidity, the anoles typically get their water from licking dew off leaves or from the insects they eat. Providing a water dish is a necessity in case the individual instead desires to drink out of it. They also have a tendency to sit and bath in the water to cool down.

Lighting and UVB:

UVB is essential for all(except nocturnal) lizards. The day temperature should be around 75-85 F with the night temperatures being around 70-75 F

Temperatures and Humidity:

The day temperature should be around 75-85 F with the night temperatures being around 70-75 F. Humidity levels should be around 80% as these lizards come from a rather humid part of the US

Heating and Equipment:

A typical 75 watt light bulb would be perfect. You can find these at any regular pet supply store

Caging Provided:

These anoles thrive in a 20 gallon tank however, one male to two females can be in a twenty gallon being enough coverage. My anole loves having a taller tank as these animals are more arboreal by nature. These tanks can be found at specialty pet stores

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Anoles will eat anything they can fit into their mouths. The general guideline is no bigger than the space between their heads. A balanced diet of crickets and meal worms with the occasional wax worm is ideal.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Calcium powder with the vitamin D3 is a must along side UVB lighting

Maintenance:

Spot clean their tank every day and try to change the substrate out every month. Place your anole’s in a secure, dark location to reduce stress

Some Words on this Species:

Beautiful animals who make wonderful beginner reptiles for the inexperienced/young reptile keepers
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