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Care Sheet for Anoles

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 2.80    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 07/21/2005

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Anoles

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Lizzy13

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Brown Anole

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Brown Anole

Sexing and Characteristics:

Females are often smaller than the males of this species. Females also have a stripe or diamonds which are whites. Males and Females have a dewlap but the Maleís is bigger and is used for mating, territorial, and fighting.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

Anoles need about a one inch deep dish with water in it to bathe in. And they need to be misted a couple times a day with steam distilled water. Tap water may have to many chemicals in it.

Lighting and UVB:

They need a UV lighting system in order to grow and develop properly. The Uvb light will also help because it helps them retain the vitamins in their food. At night they like a black light or purple light because it simulates the moon. They need about 10-14 hours of light a day.

Temperatures and Humidity:

They like the temp to be between 75-85. And They like a part of the cage to have a basking area which should be heated to about 85-95. They like it to be really humid because it is humid where they come from.

Heating and Equipment:

I use a low watt heat rock. I donít use a heat lamp because it stays hot enough.

Caging Provided:

I have a ten gallon tank for two brown anoles. I wouldnít use smaller than a five gallon tank for one anole. I have lots of branches and things to hide in and go behind.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Anoles eat crickets. They should be fed pinheads or small crickets. I feed them small ones so they donít get sick from the hard shell of the larger ones. They also eat meal worms, but make sure theyíre not too big. They can also eat wax worms but in moderation because they are very fattening. They can be used as a treat. I also donít recommend feeding them anything from your back yard because they might have diseases or sicknesses

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

I dust my crickets with the calcium and other vitamins from the pet store. I recommend that you get a dust that doesnít contain D3 because the uvb light provides enough.

Maintenance:

I clean their tank every 2-3 weeks to make sure all the bacteria is out. Donít use soap on the tank unless you make sure to rinse it all off with lots of hot water. Also donít use Windex or any other types of cleaners as they may be harmful to your anole.

Some Words on this Species:

They are really fun to watch. I enjoy having them a lot.
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