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Care Sheet for Anoles

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.47    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 07/22/2004

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Anoles

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

MarloweStreet

Years Experience:

5 to 10 Years

Species:

Green/Bahaman Anoles

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males will disagree with each other.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

Anything more coarse than sand, they do not spend a lot of time on the ground if you provide enough branches to climb on. We used Bed-A-Beast, which is a very suitable option.

Lighting and UVB:

12 Hours of Daylight, UVA and UVB. They will use a basking area directly below the light, a low branch or flat rock will do nicely.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Near 65-70 at Night, 75-90 during the Day, try to provide a hot spot of about 105. Misting twice a day, get a hygrometer and keep it at about 65-75%, use a water flow or dish if absolutely neccesary, but misting should be enough. Otherwise, live plants are great for humidity and anoles are very agreeing with live plants.

Heating and Equipment:

Other than a basking area provided by a light, no additional heating should be neccesary, unless a nighttime heater is required to keep temperatures above 60-65.

Caging Provided:

I would use no less than 10 Gallons for 1-2. They need several hiding places, a basking area and a decent temperature gradient, adding a water dish if neccesary, two lizards (must not be two males) can appreciate the space of a 10-15 gallon tank. The bigger the better, but 15-20 is a great area for two anoles.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Feed small anoles every day, and adults 4-5 times a week. They can eat in front of you, so you will notice if you are feeding them too much or too little.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Calcium dust is recommended on crickets/mealworms/waxworms, no other supplements are neccesary unless the lizard becomes ill.

Maintenance:

Anoles are jumpers, without proper handling, they will jump from heights and are quick to get startled when outside of their cage. We handle as little as possible, they seem to enjoy lying around, and live plants seem to be appreciated.

Some Words on this Species:

They are great lizards with a funny social hierarchy among themselves. For a first pet they will do nicely as long as the environment is suitable. Be sure to gain knowledge of pet handling/feeding/maintaining before you decide to buy Anoles, because they can become more involved than most people think.
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