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Care Sheet for Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.23    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 03/03/2005

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Repti madddd

Years Experience:

5 to 10 Years

Species:

Gila monsters and bearded lizards

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

just gila monsters and bearded lizards

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males have a larger vent than females and males have a larger head

Mostly Active During:

Both

Substrate and Water Needs:

You should supply a water dish and fill it to the lizards belly and substances should be soil or newspapers

Lighting and UVB:

You should supply a 30watt to a 50watt bulb for basking (sunbathing area) in one corner of the tank and supply a full spectrum uva and uvb bulb or tube for vitamin d3

Temperatures and Humidity:

The temperatures should be between 80f to 105f in the basking end and the humidity should be 40 to 60

Heating and Equipment:

A 30watt to 50watt bulb should be right with a full spectrum uva and uvb bulb or tube if at night the temperature drops to 60 i would recommend a heat mat and you should have a thermostat

Caging Provided:

You should use a 50 gallon tank or bigger is always better but 60 gallon tank for two

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

A gila monster and a bearded lizard has a mix diet but there main food should be cricket, locust, or pinkeys and use collard and mustards greens or the cheapest is dandelion laves

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

You should use a powder which has vitamin d3 the best for lizards is t rex

Maintenance:

You should clean the lizards out once a week but don’t rearrange there habitat it causes great stress and if there is any spills clean as soon a possible

Some Words on this Species:

These lizards can be greatly tamed and be a great pet but they are highly venomous so please be care full or wear protection
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