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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.86    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 09/17/2005

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Anoles

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Ajay

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Green Anoles

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Male and female Green Aloles.

Sexing and Characteristics:

Females may have a thin,gray line going down it back and ending at its tail.Juvenile male Green Anoles may also have a thin grey line down their back.The female Green Anoles tend to be smaller and less aggressive than males.Male Green Anoles have a red frill or dewlap under its chin.It expands this dewlap to ward off other male anoles from its territory.It will also do this to attract a female mate.Females have a very small or no dewlap.If the female does have a dewlap it will not be colorful.Never put two males together,for they will fight until the other one dies.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

A small water dish is required for drinking.Be sure it is large enough for the anole to get in,but not so large it cannot get out.A butter tub with a rock in it would work well.You can also purchase store bought water dishes in most pet stores.Bed A Beast is recommend for the substrate.Do not use sand for the substrate,for it can cause impaction.Impaction is when the lizard accidentally eats the sand and the sand gathers in its intestines and kills the Green Anole.

Lighting and UVB:

A UVB Lamp or UVA Lamp is necessary and a Flood light would also be good.

Temperatures and Humidity:

The temperature during the day should be 85-90 degrees and about 75-80 degrees during the night.The aquarium should be misted about 3-4 times daily to keep the humidity up.

Heating and Equipment:

A UVB Lamp and Flood Light would be good things to have.The UVB Lamp is necessary and the flood light is optional.An underground heating source should not be used.

Caging Provided:

A 10 gallon aquarium can house about 1 anole,2 anoles maximum.Anoles can get stressed when different species of lizards are mixed together in the same aquarium.Never have 2 male anoles in the same tank.Females can be housed together.Anoles are not good with Long Tailed Grass Lizards,for if housed together the Green Anole may eat the Long Tailed Lizard.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

They love crickets and other small insects.Any insect that is smaller than its head can be fed to it.Pinhead crickets can be purchased at a local petstore.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

For a more healthy meal,crickets can be gutloaded or dusted with a calcium/vitamin powder that can be purchased from a pet store.It is not entirely necessary,though.

Maintenance:

The tank should be cleaned once every 1-2 weeks.Do not use soap when cleaning because it can be harmful to your anole.Washing the aquarium out with hot water would be fine.

Some Words on this Species:

The Green Anole is a great starter pet.Be sure to buy the proper equipment and have everything set up before purchasing your Green Anole.
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