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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 2.00    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 04/24/2004

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Lacertas

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

PuffAdder

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Green Lizard(Lacerta viridis)

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Green Lizard

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males tend to be a little larger in size reaching up to 40+ cm. But females often reach the same lenght too. Adult males are very pretty collored with fluorescent grre or green with yelow. In the breeding seazon their throat becomes hazel blue. Females are green or brown with 1 lite collored stripe along it`s back bone and 2 or 4 aside it. Can also be sexed by cheking the cloaca.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

I use sand for a substrate but reptile bark I think would be better.

Lighting and UVB:

The wattege of the light bulb is directly proportional with the size of the tank. I don`t use UVB with my lizards and they do just great.

Temperatures and Humidity:

The cage temperature during the day should be distributed in 2 areas: a warm area where the temperature should be between 26-32 degrees Celsius and a cooler area where it should be between 22-24 degrees. Humidity shouldn`t be over 40-50 %.

Heating and Equipment:

Use a regular light bulb, 40-60W(if there is a ligjht enclosure). Heat pads aren`t recomandeble because they could burn the lizards and also the lizards would do well if basking under a light source.

Caging Provided:

I use a normal aquarium 50X30X30 for a single lizard but more need a much larger enclosure.

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

They eat crickets, meal worms, wax worms,pinkies, little lizards or snakes and can even be tamed to eat bits of fresh fruit.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

I don`t use any.

Maintenance:

They should have a clean cage. Take the feeces out as soon as you see any.

Some Words on this Species:

Very interesting and great pet. Beautyfull looking and can become realy tame. If you wanna see a lot of movement this is your lizard because it is realy active.
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