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Care Sheet for Anoles

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 2.88    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 01/27/2005

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Anoles

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Lizardnut

Years Experience:

N/A

Species:

Brown Anole

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Green Anole

Sexing and Characteristics:

Females have diamonds down their back and are 4-6 inches long, And then, their are the males which can get up to 8 inches long. Males also have a dewlap on their neck, which is a loose, colorful piece of skin that they will use while mating, doing territorial displays, or fighting with another male.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

The best substrates to use is an inch of vermiculite for a bottom layer, and a half an inch of bark on the top which will cause ventilation, and the cage will be much cleaner, which means you wonít have to clean it as often.

Use distilled water to mist the cage, the water spots will come right off when cleaning while other water spots wonít.

Lighting and UVB:

For lighting, use a UVB light, it contains a vitamin called D3, your anoles will be much healthier with this vitamin, but do not give it to them thru supplements for dusting crickets. I donít use a heating light because my anolesís cage is already hot enough.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Temperatures can get as hot as 79 degrees and as low as 74.

Humidity can get as high as 100 percent and as low as 70-75.

Heating and Equipment:

Since anoles are tropical lizards, they do not require any heating supplies, they are fine sitting on the leaves of their plants.

Caging Provided:

I have a 25 gallon tank with three brown anoles, 2 males and 1 female. You can go as low as 5 gallons per anole but one will be much happier in a ten gallon cage. So you can go by five gallons per anole or ten gallons per anole, itís your choice.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Anoles will eat small crickets or mealworms, they will not eat any plants.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Never give an anole any supplements containing D3, the anoles body will produce it from the UVB light. Try using JurassiCal which does not contain any D3.

Maintenance:

You should clean your anole cage once a month with special chemicals from your local pet store

Some Words on this Species:

Brown anoles live anywhere from Florida to North Carolina. They make great pets for beginners, too.
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