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Care Sheet for Anoles

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.67    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 02/11/2005

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Anoles

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

14reptiles

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Green Anole

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

None

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males have bigger dewlaps, head, and overall body. Males tend to fight more often and have 2 enlarged scales behind their vents. Females usually have a white stripe down their backs, but young anoles have it and sometimes males have the stripe.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

The tanks needs to be sprayed at least 2-3 times a day. Green anoles usually do not drink out of water bowls but water droplets.

Lighting and UVB:

12 hours of fluorescent UVB light and/or a basking lamp is needed. A night bulb can be used if wanted.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Basking spot should be 90-100 degrees, and the cool part of the tank should be 75-80 degrees. Humidity should be around 75-85%.

Heating and Equipment:

A 60 watt bulb should be used, no heat rocks because they since heat from above.

Caging Provided:

2 anoles per 10 gallon tank. More that one male can be put together according to their personality, but should not be put together.

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

They eat crickets, mealworms, moths, and flies. They will also eat peach baby food sometimes. The insects should be dusted with vitamin dust.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Dust their food with vitamin powder at every meal.

Maintenance:

Clean their tank when it starts to get dirty, or every 2-3 weeks.

Some Words on this Species:

Anoles are easy to take car of but they are not exactly for beginners. They can be some what tamed, but will stress out. If they ever get a black patch behind their eyes that means its very stressed. REMEMBER ANIMALS HAVE FEELING TOO!
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