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 #2313817


Greenie101
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 All 6 Brown Anoles not Eating

I had seven, two females and 5 males. One female got out a few weeks ago and just recently one of the females passed away of an unknown cause. Around the same time, I became low on crickets. In the 1-2 days it took to get crickets and set them up, they had all stopped eating but otherwise appear completely healthy. They all appear to be incredibly aggressive. The males are jumping on each other, biting each other, displaying, bobbing etc. I totally understand multiple males should not be together but I’ve had them since March with no problems and I found out after I had brought them to a climate they couldn’t survive in alone. I have no choice but to keep them. I just moved them into a 40 gal breeder with new substrate, plants and hiding spots abound. The remaining female is clearly pregnant and I just found a single egg while transferring the anoles to their new home. Any suggestions or thoughts as to why they are not eating? Is this a "symptom" of being territorial?



06/06/15  04:59pm

 #2313877


Hannah10101
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  Message To: Greenie101   In reference to Message Id: 2313817


 All 6 Brown Anoles not Eating

Idk if it is being territorial, but maybe try feeding them mealworms by holding the mealworms to their mouth with twesers or something and see if they eat.



06/12/15  05:14pm

 #2316113


Chorusfrog
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  Message To: Hannah10101   In reference to Message Id: 2313877


 All 6 Brown Anoles not Eating

Sometimes, Brown anoles are.very bitey. Tap the tip of their snout, just enough to bother them, and they normally open and try to bite. When they do, stick it in their mouths.



12/15/15  06:34pm

 #2316762


Raven32922
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  Message To: Greenie101   In reference to Message Id: 2313817


 All 6 Brown Anoles not Eating

Try and give them moths. Everything that I’ve read says that even if they r scared they will go and chase after a moth. It’s also very good fun to watch them try to pluck it out of the air!



01/28/16  08:01am

 #2317092


Sparkle51442
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  Message To: Raven32922   In reference to Message Id: 2316762


 All 6 Brown Anoles not Eating

He’s right it happened to mine . and now he is a happy healthy male anole . but I think he is sick, he has black spots all over. And won’t eat and I’ve tried everything , (crickets ,worms moth,etc) I don’t use mealworms, or nightcrawlers. Those killed my last anole .



02/18/16  09:20am

 #2317113


Chorusfrog
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  Message To: Sparkle51442   In reference to Message Id: 2317092


 All 6 Brown Anoles not Eating

How did they kill it? Did the mealworms eat their way out?!? I feed my brownies (don’t judge me) mealworms allot.



02/18/16  01:35pm

 #2317126


AmbuBadger
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  Message To: Chorusfrog   In reference to Message Id: 2317113


 All 6 Brown Anoles not Eating

I’ve fed mealworms to both my brown and green anoles, but I’m careful to pick only the ones that appear to have recently molted, so their shell is much softer. I try to limit these treats to once a week, since they will get spoiled and avoid other food. As for the OP’s question, if you’re still reading this, try using cardboard and making dividers in the tank to separate the males. It isn’t ideal, but it will work for now. My two males can’t even have visual contact with each other from their separate cages since they will just turn brown and bob heads at each other all day.



02/19/16  02:21am

 #2317142


Chorusfrog
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  Message To: AmbuBadger   In reference to Message Id: 2317126


 All 6 Brown Anoles not Eating

Lol cat entertainment. Mine sit on the tank lid and watch them



02/20/16  09:58am


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