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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 4.00    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 01/05/2005

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Anoles

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Kagome100

Years Experience:

10 to 15 Years

Species:

Green Anole

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A, just green anoles

Sexing and Characteristics:

Male has a dewlap (red thing under itís neck) big as a dime. Female has a dewlap smaller than a dime. Females have a Wight line down her back but young males have it to but lose it with age. Also male has a bulge at base of his tail and females donít. Males may fight more than females. The head of the male is bigger than the female and the male is larger than the female.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

Need to spray the tank 3 times a day the more the better. They donít drink out of bowls so you donít need water bowls. You can put liquid calcium into the water. You can only get this from a vet if you find this in pet stores PLEASE donít get it. Pet stores are not aloud to have this. When feeding the food to them use Reptile dust (Reptocal) is what I use.

Lighting and UVB:

Use a UVB 12 hours a day. They need 12 hours light and 12 hours dark. You can do this buy a UVB day light and get a Red night light for them. They canít see the red of the night bulb.... You can find them in Pet stores or a Pets Mart.

Temperatures and Humidity:

The temp in the tank in the day time needs to be 75F-82F but at night its best around 65F. No lower. In the basking spot it needs to be 85F-90F. In the cool spot in the tank should be 75F to 80F. Humidity needs to be 75-86%. You can spray water to get it up that high with the help of the lamp heat. The spray will also provide the water for the anoles. A humidifier will help you keep a note on the humidity.

Heating and Equipment:

Well the Heating is best done by a lamp NOT UTH. In the tank you will need lots of vines and sticks and some rocks (not heat rocks).

Caging Provided:

2 anoles per 10gallon tank. NO more than 2 can go in a 10gallon. The bigger the tank the better. You can not put 2 males in one tank. They will kill each other. Do not put a female with a male unless going to breed.

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

They eat Crickets, mealworms, fruit flys, moths, and house flys. They can eat Peach baby food but still need the bugs. When feeding the baby food put a little into a small cap and put into the tank. Some anoles will eat it and some wont. Feed 1 time every 2 days or you can feed every day. If feeding every day feed 2 bugs to each anole a day if your feeding every 2 days feed 3 bugs to each anole every 2 days.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Reptocal calcium dust for the food and liquid calcium for the water. You donít half to have the liquid stuff if you donít want to.

Maintenance:

Keep tank clean. Clean it once every 2 to 3 weeks. If you have a bigger tank like a 30 to 50 or higher gallon than clean every 1 to 2 months.

Some Words on this Species:

Well itís easy to take care of them but itís not really for first timers at all. You need to know what your doing and know what your taking care of. They stress out very easy. They are look at pets they are not for holding. If they get the black dot behind the eye that is BAD stress and it can kill them.
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