Green Anole is personable, tolerate and gentle little lizards that seem to enjoy being hand-fed, and they can make great starter reptiles for children and families. They are pleasant and fairly easy to care for. They make a good beginner reptiles. They have the advantage of being relatively small, inexpensive and easy to care for. It is fairly easy to meet their housing and dietary requirements.
Size: Male green anoles may grow to 8 inches, females seldom exceed 5 to 6 inches. Young hatch at three quarters to 1 inch in length.A large adult male being roughly 4 inches. Females typically are smaller in all body size measures. Both males and females have long tails that account for more than half of their total body lengths. Adult anoles weigh between 2 and 6 g.
Temperament & Personality: Green anoles tolerate gentle handling, and they will usually prefer to perch upon a keeper's hand or shoulder. Males anoles are territorial and may display and fight with one another, so a group is best composed of females with no more than one male. They tend skittish and shy, but with consistent and gentle handling will become somewhat tame. They are active little lizards and move around a lot and this makes them hard to hold and handle.
Cage & Housing Requirements: A minimum 10-gallon aquarium for one or two, but larger is better and necessary for groups of three or more.
The terrarium will need about 2 to 3 inches coconut-fiber, moss or bark bedding at bottom of terrarium. They need a hiding place at the bottom of the tank with natural or artificial rocks or wood, live plants and vertical branches for your anole to climb. They require a warm, humid environment. Use a heat bulb or ceramic heat emitter to keep the warm part of the tank at the correct temperature. Monitor the temperature of the habitat with a thermometers
Habitat humidity should be between 60% and 80%. Create and maintain humidity by keeping the anole’s water dish full and by misting your pet and the habitat 2 to 3 times a day. Available as well you can purchase and use an automatic fogger, mister or drip system.
Diet: Crickets should make up their primary diet, supplemented once or twice a week with mealworms or waxworms.
Grooming Requirements: Mist your anole 2 to 3 times daily. Clean the bedding at least once a week and change it completely once a month.
Colors: Anolis carolinensis is renowned for its ability to change color from a green to brown.
History: The green anole or Carolina anole (Anolis carolinensis) is common in pet stores where it is sometimes identified as the American chameleon because of its ability to change color from green to brown. It is important to note, though, that these lizards are not actually a type of chameleon. Green anoles are the only anole lizard native to North America, and are found primarily in the southeastern United States, with recent introductions to Hawaii, Guam, and elsewhere. They are very common throughout their distribution, typically found on the sides of buildings, on shrubs or vines, and high in trees.
Origin: Southeastern U.S, Caribbean
Life span: 4 - 8 Years
Temperament: personable, tolerate, skittish, shy and gentle
Colors: Green, Brown
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- About 3 Weeks
- 0.13 LBS
- 0.98 (in)