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Care Sheet for Fence Lizards

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.27    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 09/29/2004

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Fence Lizards

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Reptile dude

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Western fence lizard

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

blue-bellied lizards

Sexing and Characteristics:

Mens have blue to black spots on belly and neck. Women lack this or have light blue.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

I use soil,but smooth rocks, paper towls, or anything else that you think food canít hide under is good.

Lighting and UVB:

Any good light is fine but make sure its not a spot light because that can burn certain parts of the skin.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Day: 80-95 degrees, night:75-80 degrees

Heating and Equipment:

Room temperature should be fine unless you live in really cold weather.

Caging Provided:

I house mine in a 5-gallon tank because it is almost 2 inches long, but big ones can live in a ten-gallon tank if you let him roam around the house alot. A 20-gallon tank is perfect for one big or 2-5 small ones(remember males may not be able to be housed together for carnivorous reasons.)

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Love ants.also spider,crickets,waxworms, and other small bugs are acceptable. Do not feed mealworms to a small lizard as the worms are bigger than the lizard...literately!!

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Dust insects with a calcium supplement(available at most pet stores.)

Maintenance:

Less furniture in tankthe easier it is to clean, although it is good to have alot of things to climd on. Clean tank every 2-3 weeks. Rinse furniture in warm water and clean with mild soap.

Some Words on this Species:

Itís a great reptile to catch and keep. low maintance and not to fussy when handled. Great to catch when stil small that way the tame faster.
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