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 #2316751


Raven32922
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 I Have 3 Wild Caught Anoles, Should I Be Keeping Them?

I caught 3 anoles from my yard, two females and one male. I had them three weeks before Christmas and they are still doing great. I have a 3 gal tank for them and a UVB light. I mist their tank twice daily and feed them canned crickets about every 3 days. They have some plants, a basking spot, a branch ( to climb on ), and a small conch shell to hide in. I keep their tank at a tempature of 60 F and I keep the humidity at 85. They seem quite content but just can’t help but wonder if I’m being mean to them by holding the "hostage".



01/27/16  01:15pm

 #2316834


Takahiro111
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  Message To: Raven32922   In reference to Message Id: 2316751


 I Have 3 Wild Caught Anoles, Should I Be Keeping Them?

If their WC release them. Why take them from the spacious outdoors to confine in a small tank. There are some cb ones check out lllreptile.com they have them cheap but make sure your setup is right first your temps are too low with high humidity can cause an ri



01/30/16  01:28am

 #2316837


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  Message To: Raven32922   In reference to Message Id: 2316751


 I Have 3 Wild Caught Anoles, Should I Be Keeping Them?

As long as they are doing well, it is fine to keep them. I have had wild ones the majority of the time, and found them to be quite happy in captivity. In fact, the few I have bought from Petco and PetSmart were not particularly healthy; one male has had persistant digestive issues, even when fed the same food that keeps my other green anoles healthy. They don’t have many captive-bred anoles as far as I know, and these would likely be quite expensive. As long as they are usually green or light brown with no eyespots, they are doing well. However, I would recommend that you upsize to a 10 or 20 gallon enclosure for three and raise the temperature to 70-80 degrees F.



01/30/16  06:20am

 #2316838


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  Message To: Icearstorm   In reference to Message Id: 2316837


 I Have 3 Wild Caught Anoles, Should I Be Keeping Them?

Ok, thx



01/30/16  08:52am

 #2316841


Takahiro111
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  Message To: Ravenfeather32922   In reference to Message Id: 2316838


 I Have 3 Wild Caught Anoles, Should I Be Keeping Them?

Well she could keep them but is it gonna get stuffed in a 3gal with the others and she has take the anole to a reptile vet to get a check up and meds for parasites because WC has a gutload of parasites compared to cb and that goes for any reptile and why take them out their wide open environment to stuff in a glass box.....just wrong what do you think breeders are for. And the majority of wc reptiles die from a number of things, just saying.



01/30/16  11:54am

 #2316846


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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2316841


 I Have 3 Wild Caught Anoles, Should I Be Keeping Them?

Yeah, I gotta agree with Takahiro on this one. If I had a house with a yard frequented by anoles, I’d be stoked just to have the chance to go out there and feed them in the morning. I do that now with the day geckos that live by my pool. It’s kinda sad for the anoles to go from having a ton of space to chill and bask in to getting crammed into a three gallon tank. They may seem okay with it now, but once the shock of capture wears off and they start staking their claim for territory in their new setting, it will get nasty-- even amongst the females. You know how it is when you take a road trip with three of your best friends and then end up hating each other because you spent hours in a car together? It’ll be like that...



01/30/16  01:39pm

 #2316847


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  Message To: Raven32922   In reference to Message Id: 2316751


 I Have 3 Wild Caught Anoles, Should I Be Keeping Them?

Actually Raven, it might be cool to just set up some decent plants in your backyard for them to claim as their own, and let them get used to you coming out there to feed them every other day or so. There’s hotels here in Hawaii where the day geckos come up to customers on the porch to lick their fruit and jam from their morning breakfast, it’s even on YouTube. You could totally have a setup like that at your place, and not worry about them getting the right amount of UVB or lacking basking space. Let them get used to your presence, and both of you will be happy. I’d hate to have you post back here asking for wound care after your babies get into a fight because they were too cramped in their tank...



01/30/16  01:44pm

 #2316848


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  Message To: AmbuBadger   In reference to Message Id: 2316847


 I Have 3 Wild Caught Anoles, Should I Be Keeping Them?

Thx I’ll consider this



01/30/16  02:05pm

 #2316850


AmbuBadger
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  Message To: Ravenfeather32922   In reference to Message Id: 2316848


 I Have 3 Wild Caught Anoles, Should I Be Keeping Them?

I hope it all works out. I don’t know about Texas, but here in Hawaii, the brown anoles have all but taken over. If I had your yard, I’d totally turn it into a green anole sanctuary where they can breed and keep the numbers up. I’d do this with my parents house, but the brown ones have totally taken that over. I live in an apartment, so a terrarium is my only choice here...



01/30/16  03:54pm

 #2316861


Ravenfeather32922
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  Message To: AmbuBadger   In reference to Message Id: 2316850


 I Have 3 Wild Caught Anoles, Should I Be Keeping Them?

I don’t live in Texas, I live in Louisiana! And thx, that’s a good idea.



01/31/16  08:31am

 #2317214


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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2316841


 I Have 3 Wild Caught Anoles, Should I Be Keeping Them?

What does WC and CB mean?



02/25/16  07:13pm

 #2317215


Takahiro111
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  Message To: Ravenfeather32922   In reference to Message Id: 2317214


 I Have 3 Wild Caught Anoles, Should I Be Keeping Them?

Wild Caught(WC)- taken from the wild to either sell or keep the animal as a pet, illegal in some state/countries
Captive Born(CB)Captive Born Babies(CBB)- animal that is raised in captivity



02/25/16  07:23pm

 #2317294


Ravenfeather32922
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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2317215


 I Have 3 Wild Caught Anoles, Should I Be Keeping Them?

Oh thx



03/02/16  08:05am

 #2318652


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  Message To: Ravenfeather32922   In reference to Message Id: 2317294


 I Have 3 Wild Caught Anoles, Should I Be Keeping Them?

I have one wild and 2 store bought anoles... im only recently having problems with my store bought one and the other two are fine my wild anole is healthy and ive had him bought 4 months now as long as your feeding them like you should making sure theres not mites in there tanks and you dont miss a feeding (like i did) you honestly should be fine... all this cb and cw is really bull crap because the pet store get there animals from warehouses full of lizards( which they dont breed there there captured from the wild its really just a easy way for them to make a buck them selves. I hope the best for you and your anoles.



06/09/16  12:58am

 #2320605


LizardGirl06
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  Message To: ReptileAnimallover   In reference to Message Id: 2318652


 I Have 3 Wild Caught Anoles, Should I Be Keeping Them?

I am 12 years old and have 3 anoles 2 femals and a male. They were all injured when I got them and I kept them. One is on my keyboard right now lol. They were all WC



04/23/17  03:05pm


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