Keeping Green Anoles As Pets
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Keeping Green Anoles As Pets
People often call Green Anoles chameleons which they really are not. But they do have the unique ability to change their color to match their background. And in case you don't know I can tell you that the Green Anole is the only species of Anole native to the United States.
In the wild their diet includes crickets , grubs , earthworms , spiders , and moths. They are aggressive hunters both in the wild and in captivity.
In order to keep your Green Anoles happy you really need a natural looking Terrarium and by that I mean you need it to look as close to nature as possible by including both artificial and real plants. You also do not want to keep two males in the same enclosure because they will fight. Keeping a male and a couple of females will work out great for you.
You will want to use non fertilized potting soil for your substrate. It is okay to add sphagnum moss to the substrate. And you will want your Green Anole enclosure to stay at around 75 degrees at all times. You will want to create a basking spot for the Green Anoles with a light bulb. You can have your basking spot at the top of a tree branch you have placed in the enclosure. And you need to use UVB bulbs with your Green Anoles.
Green Anoles need to stay around 60-70 percent humidity. You will want to ideally use a humidifier that feeds out into your Green Anole Enclosure for the humidity to stay above 60 percent. You will want one of the indoor / outdoor temperature humidity meters so you can keep the humidity and temperature monitored. You will want a very shallow water dish and you want to make sure you keep it changed when ever dirty.
You will want to make sure that your Green Anole enclosure gets cleaned on a regular basis. And that you keep a close eye on the humidity and temperature inside your Green Anole Enclosure. Any time the enclosure appears to be drying out to you mist it with a spray bottle of water. Use bottled water to mist with as the chlorine in regular water is not good for your Green Anoles.
If you take good care of your Green Anoles you will be rewarded with some very interesting exotic pets and the average Green Anole in captivity will live five or more years.
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