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about anoles

what you need to know about anoles.....

 

FIRST MAKE SURE YOU ARE READY FOR ANOLES. THESE LIZARDS ARE NOT JUST PETS YOU HALF TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. PLUS IF YOU WANT TO HAVE 2 IN A 10 GALLON AND NOT HAVE A BIGER TANK MAKE SURE THEY ARE BOTH FEMALES IF YOU DON'T WNAT TO BREED.

 

Lights: you will need a uva or a uvb. It will give out the rays like the sun. Do not use a house light. & If you have a 10 gallon it is best to get a 20 watt up to a 60 watt for day time. Nighttime you can use a black light that is a 15-watt. For a 20 gallon use up to a 150 watt. A 30-gallon use up to a 170-watt.

 

Heating: The temp in the tank in the day time needs to be 75F-82F but at night is can go as low as 60 but no lower it is best around 65F at night. In the basking spot it needs to be 85F-90F. In the cool spot in the tank should be 75 to 80F

Tank: well 1 anole per 10gallon. Or 1 male & 1 female per 10 gallon. The tank needs soil or dirt NEVER SAND, needs plants or sticks, not heat rocks, needs a bowl for water but still spray water in the tank at least 3 times a day, needs a screen lid & light. Ok here 10 gallon 1 to 2 anoles a 20 gallon 2 to 3 anoles a 30 gallon 3 to 4 anoles and well it goes on and on.

 

Humidity: needs to be 75-86%. You can spray water to get it up that high with the help of the lamp heat. The spray will also pervide the water for the anoles. A humidfier will help you keep a note on the humidity.

 

Food: you need to feed crickets on bigger than there mouth. You can all so feed mill worms. & For a snack some peach baby food. the baby food can go in a small dish in the tank but it may take a few befor he/she gets use to it. Oh silk worms or wax worms are ok to.

 

Stress: it is very essay to get an anole stress out. One thing is not to play with the anole. If you see him/her brown it is stress. Or if there is a black dot behind the eye that stress can kill it. If the tank is to cold or hot than th anole can stress out.

 

Sexing: male has a dewlap (red thing under it's neck) big as a dime. Female has a dewlap smaller than a dime. Females have a Wight line down her back but young males have it to but lose it with age. also male has a bulge at base of his tail.

 

Breeding: Well first you need a male & female anoles. Than you need the tank it is best to get a 20-gallon but a 10-gallon will do for the breeding tank. When you get the tank & the anoles put the male in than the female if you do it that way it may make the male think the female came in to it's territory. Keep the tank in the low 80s or just around the 90s. Keep an eye on them for a few days if he shows signs of wonting to mate than that is good. Well he will show his dewlap (the red thing under his neck) at the female than if she bobs her head & shows her smaller dewlap than she is answering his call. He will run over to her if she runs away & wont let him catch her than she is not ready yet but if she runs & he bites her neck & he puts his tail under hers than they will mate. NEVER PUT TWO MALES IN ONE TANK WITH A FEMALE. After that than put the male in his own tank away from the female but you should let them mate a few times first. Than in 2 weeks she should lay 1-2 eggs. Every 2 weeks she will lay up to 2 eggs till up to 12-16 eggs are laid than she can mate again. But it's best to give her a few days or weeks to rest.

 

Eggs:

Well first you need to take the anole egg or eggs out of the tank & put them in a bowl of moistened soil or vermiculite. DO NOT ROLL THE EGGS it will kill it. Well than put the bowl in another tank that has a cover over it. In the tank you put the bowl in the bottom have some water in the bottom of the tank. It will help with the humidity. Then have a heating pad under the tank. Have a thermometer to tell what the temperature is. Keep the temperature at around 84-92F. Make sure the soil stays moist. They should hatch in 35-45 days. The eggs should be Wight or a little yellow mix with Wight. But if they are just really yellow than the eggs may not be alive.

one thing do not feed a roch to your anole ever.......



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