Male Anoles are very dominant and territorial. They show their dominance by
bobbing their heads and flaring their dewlap. These behaviors are intended to
intimidate other Anoles. The loser of the confrontation retreats to a different
territory. Male Anoles may even react to their own reflection in a mirror.
Maturity Size: Up to 8" Long
Average Lifespan: Approximately 7 Years
Experience Level: Beginner
Eating Characteristics: Insectivores
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Things to remember
Use caution when handling your pet and remember that all
pets may bite or scratch, especially when stressed. Supervise children around
Avoid picking up your Anole by the tail, as it may fall off.
Pets may transmit disease to humans, so be sure to wash your hands before and
after handling your pet or cleaning the habitat.
"Dust" the insects with a calcium supplement twice a week - ask a PetSmart associate for details.
Feeding amounts & frequency
Offer food once daily to every other day. Offer only enough to
be consumed by the end of the day.
Anoles will drink from a shallow dish and lick moisture from their skin; mist
your pet every other day with warm water. Water bowls should be emptied and
10-gallon (18-20" tall) or larger terrarium for
a single Anole. A larger terrarium is needed if housing multiple animals. Taller
enclosures for climbing are preferred. Screened lid
if not included with habitat.
Use 2-3" (5-8 cm) layer of coconut fiber or bark. Clean out waste weekly and
completely change bedding at least once a month.
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