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Care Sheet for Anoles

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.77    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 05/05/2004

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Anoles

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

KENNETH

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Brown Anole (Bahama Anole)

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Green Anoles, Brown Anoles are only seprate from a speck of information so this caresheet can be used for all anoles except KNIGHT ANOLES

Sexing and Characteristics:

The male anole can grow up to 8inch while the female grows about 6inch. The male has a dewlap that is colored orange/red and is bigger than the females, the main function of that is to grab her attention and suduce her into mating.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

The approved: Reptibark, Forest floor
The non-aproved: calcium sand(main reason is for a HIGH RISK OF IMPACTION) Reptile carpet(main reason for that is it causes intenst irritation to the skin)

Lighting and UVB:

60watt Flukers reptile bulb is a good choice and a UVB is a need if breeding.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Anoles need 75-80 degrees in day time and need around 80-87 degrees in the basking spot and at night it can go down to 65-70 degrees.

Anoles need a 80% humid area, a great way to keep it that way is to cover a part of the top screen with sran wrap or get a liter jug like a coke 1 liter bottle and poke holes near the starting of the cap and then fill it with water below those holes and put a aquarium heater inside the opening and crank it up.

Heating and Equipment:

A undertank heater is not needed it will only raise the temp a few degrees and anole are tree dwelling reptiles. What you will need is a clamp lamp to hold your bulb and a therometer and hygrometer.

Caging Provided:

I have a 25 gallon high tank. A ten gallon should only keep 2 anoles not 3, 2.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Anoles will eat small sized crickets, meal worms and wax worms. Note on the meal worms, only feed when there alot smaller than the anoles head, because there is a risk of impaction that will cause death. Note on the wax worms, wax worms are high in fat but low in nutrients. Do not feed anoles wax worms for there diet, only use when your anole is very skinny and needs some additional fat. WARNING: DO NOT WHAT SO EVER FEED YOUR ANOLE OR ANY REPTILES INSECTS FROM OUT SIDE. THE RISK OF DIEASE IS VERY HIGH.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Calcium supplument is a great way of getting D3 into your anoles diet. Calcium and other vitamins are great to use so that your anole can get the most of nutrition it needs in its diet.

Maintenance:

Clean your anoles cage every 3 weeks, every week take out any poo or debree that you can find and clean the accesories.
Anoles are dew drinkers so they rarely drink from standing water. Mist there cage 3 times a day and allways check the therometer and the hydgrometer to see if there needs are running under.

Some Words on this Species:

Anoles are not great starter pets. chances are if they get away from you will never see them again.
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