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Care Sheet for Anoles

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 2.80    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 03/08/2005

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Anoles

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

LizardChick25

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Anoles

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

All Anoles EXEPT Knight Anoles

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males are Larger in Size. Males Heads are bigger. And Males Dewlap are bigger. Itís the red/ orange think that comes down from their neck. It indicates whether they want to mate or can be a sign of aggression.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

Anoles are dew drinkers. Youíll need to mist them several times a day. There is no need for a water bowl because they rarely drink from it. DO NOT USE SAND!!! It causes impaction. If you absolutely have to, use sand from home depot or Loweís because itís cleaned. You can use reptile bark, fake grasses, reptile bark and also donít use that calcium stuff. It also causes impaction.

Lighting and UVB:

They should have a heating light. with a 60 watt bulb. And if itís 60- degrees youíll need a 50 watt night light. You can find them in pet stores. night lights are red.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Day- 80 degrees
Basking spot- 85-95 degrees
Night- 60-68 degrees

Humidity- 70-80%
****NOTE**** All temps are measured in FAHRENHEIT****

Heating and Equipment:

You know the heating.
The size cages are as apply.
# of Anoles # of gallons in tank
1 5
2 10
3 15
4 20
5 25

*** All measures are approximate***

Supplies

Tank(w/ screen top)
Basking rocks, nets, and/or logs etc.
Heating Light
Spray bottle
Calcium (to put on food)
Substrate
Fake Leaves, Fake Plants, etc.(optional)
*** BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER CROWD THE TANK***

Caging Provided:

For my 2 Anoles and Long Tailed Grass Lizard I have a 20 gallon.
I use-

reptile bark
coconut shell, 2 reptile hammocks, 1 reptile ladder and a small fake skull. (for basking and climbing.)

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

CRICKETS! I feed mine crickets. I DO NOT prefer meal worms. If not chewed properly the anole(s) can die. If you do decide to feed them meal worms MAKE SURE THE MEAL WORM IS SMALLER THAN THE ANOLESí HEAD!!!!!! I need to stress that. Wax worms should only be feed to skinny or under weight anoles. Once again THE WAX WORMS MUST BE SMALLER THAN THE ANOLESí HEAD!!!
Size of crickets should be PINHEADS to SMALL. Only use small if they are smaller than the anoles head! Adults should only eat small.
*** NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, WHAT SO EVER, FEED ANYTHING FROM THE OUT DOORS TO YOUR ANOLES, OR ANY LIZARD*** I NEED TO STRESS THIS. DISEASE IS VERY HIGH AND IMPACTION!***

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

You will need calcium to dust the crickets with.

Maintenance:

Clean they tank every 2-3 weeks. When your anoles shed take the sheddings that are off the anole and dispose of them. Also clean the accessories when they appear to be pooped on. You should clean all accessories every week anyway. When you clean the whole tank the anoles will need to come out. You need to change the substrate. Not the brand just get a new one of what ever your using and dispose of the dirty one.

Some Words on this Species:

Anoles are cool reptiles but they are not good as a first time lizard. Also if they escape you probably wonít get em back. One of mine once got away, luckily we caught him, because it was winter in new york. but we did get bit. They do have a nasty bite. So donít handle them unless itís absolutely necessary, unless you want to get bit.

GOOD LUCK! :) ;) :) ;) :) ;) :) ;) :) ;) :)

** If you need more info you can post a message for LizardChick25**
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