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Care Sheet for Anoles

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.93    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 02/15/2005

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Anoles

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Torch

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Green anoles

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males have a large pink to red dewlap and two large scales just below the vent, males are about 3x the size of females full grown. Females have a white to blue stripe down their back but this is not the most reliable method as both sexes have this line as juveniles.

NEVER MIX MALES!

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

I personally use Eco-Earth mixed together with Jungle mix it is soft and holds humidity well as well as a good substrate to incubate eggs.
A shallow bowl of water and misting 3-5 times a day will take care of the water needs.

Lighting and UVB:

A good UV bulb that puts out about 5% UVB and 30% UVA is a good bulb for anoles.

A regular heating bulb around 60 watts paired with the UV bulb will work extremely well for your Anole.

Temperatures and Humidity:

A basking spot of 90 degrees
Overall enclosure heat should be 75 degrees
Night time around 65 degrees

While humidity should be between 65 and 70%

Heating and Equipment:

Heat rocks are NOT to be used they can burn your anoles skin.

You may use an undertank heating pad for your tank.

Caging Provided:

An Anole needs at least 10 gallons of space for each one you have together in the enclosure but think big buy the largest enclosure you can afford for your Anole. A 20 gallon is much more suitable for 1 anole.

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

Anoles are mainly Insectivores and will eat crickets, mealworms, flies ( pesticide free please), and spiders that are about 1/2 the size of your anoles head.

Some anoles will also eat baby food peach, apple, and banana are their favorites.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Anoles need calcium, this can be provided by purchasing cricket dust and other supplements ( read labels before you buy to make sure itís ok for anoles)

Anoles also can not make their own D3 so if you can not get a UV bulb right away buy the Electrolizes and Electrod3ize made by Exo- Terra.

Maintenance:

Their Enclosure needs to be cleaned and disinfected at least 3x per month.

Some Words on this Species:

These are great lizards but donít let their cheap price fool you, these lizards require alot of care and the supplies of some of the most expensive lizards.
If you can purchase a 20 gallon tank, lid, lighting, heat, supplements, crickets every few weeks, and all the accessories and you have a big heart to care for these little guys then you can think about purchasing one.
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