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 About to get a collared lizard

I’m about to get a collared lizard! Are there any fruits or vegetables that they can’t have or are they all healthy for them? I have a 29 gallon enclosure ready is that big enough for him?



12/17/11  06:37pm

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  Message To: Baja   In reference to Message Id: 2247543


 About to get a collared lizard

hey im lookin to get a pair of collared lizards too. i think they eat almost the exact same diet as a bearded dragon. but STAY AWAY from ice burg lettuce and citrus fruits like oranges. a 29 gallon tank i think would be ok for one. but something like a 40 would be better. hope this helps :)



12/18/11  06:32pm

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  Message To: This_Kids_   In reference to Message Id: 2247628


 About to get a collared lizard

They are mostly carnivorous. They can digest vegies, but feed mainly on insects. Some are good about eating salad, many aren’t. What I do is use reptile-nutritious vegies like zuchinini as the only food I give crickets. And as the only moisture source i give mealworms/ superworms.
A 40 gallon tank is minimal. Many are too active even for that. The better you are at making every single square inch of the tank perfect for them, the smaller a cage you can work with. But for a first collared, I would say a 75 is not only more realistic than a 29, but also than a 40.



12/21/11  01:48am

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  Message To: JackAsp   In reference to Message Id: 2247942


 About to get a collared lizard

I heard you say that they eat a lot! How many crickets a day or week do they eat usually?



12/21/11  11:17pm

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  Message To: Baja   In reference to Message Id: 2248046


 About to get a collared lizard

I guess I can get a 40 gallon but I don’t think I’d have enough room for a 75!



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