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 #2316746


Raven32922
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 My Anole Won’t Turn Green

Help! I have an anole and he is always a brownish-green color. I don’t know if he’s sick or just in a mood! He lives in a 3 gal tank with 2 other anoles. He is a male and I feed him canned crickets. I also mist his tank twice a day. Thank you! Oh, and he has a UVB light.



01/27/16  12:16pm

 #2316835


Takahiro111
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  Message To: Raven32922   In reference to Message Id: 2316746


 My Anole Won’t Turn Green

Canned crickets lack nutrition give a varied live diet and the problem could just be the setup that’s causing stress/brown color



01/30/16  01:31am

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Icearstorm
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  Message To: Raven32922   In reference to Message Id: 2316746


 My Anole Won’t Turn Green

If the temperature is not warm enough, the lizard will likely turn brown to absorb more heat, so in this case, making the enclosure warmer may cure this. If the lizard has dark spots behind its eyes, stress or illness is probably the issue, and it should be removed from all other lizards and provided ample space and good quality food. I would guess that stress is the issue in this case, as 3 gallons is too tight for three anoles... It is recommended to provide 10 gallons for 1-2 lizards, and 5 more gallons for each anole you add (just don’t house more than 1 male together).
I once had a lizard that refused to turn green. At first I just thought it was due to his health issues (it seems that he’s missing some sort of gut flora or something... might need probiotics?), but apon removing a female and making sure he was getting enough full spectrum light, he now stays green.



01/30/16  04:28pm

 #2316863


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  Message To: Icearstorm   In reference to Message Id: 2316851


 My Anole Won’t Turn Green

Ok, thx. But, I looked it up and hes actually a brown anole!



01/31/16  08:36am

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Takahiro111
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  Message To: Ravenfeather32922   In reference to Message Id: 2316863


 My Anole Won’t Turn Green

Lol well that takes the worries away



01/31/16  12:01pm

 #2316868


Icearstorm
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  Message To: Ravenfeather32922   In reference to Message Id: 2316863


 My Anole Won’t Turn Green

Well that explains it XD



01/31/16  01:36pm

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  Message To: Icearstorm   In reference to Message Id: 2316868


 My Anole Won’t Turn Green

Yah lol



01/31/16  05:53pm


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