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Green Anole

Overall satisfaction

2.75/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

1/5

Health

3/5

ActivityLevel

1/5

Temperament

4/5

Easy to provide habitat

3/5

Easy to handle

1/5

Visibility

3/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

3/5

Easy to Feed

3/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

3/5

Love Your Lizard by Learning

By

Washington, United States

Posted Jul 20, 2014

Although not my first lizard, the Green Anole was my first “official” lizard since he came from a pet store. I say “he” but I have no idea of the actual gender. Anoles are small lizards so their cage and heat lamp uses a relatively small space. But don’t tuck one in a corner and forget about it! I loved my lizard very much but sadly I was pretty ignorant about his needs. I have always thought chameleons were cool so finding the Anole turned brown some mornings made me happy—it didn’t occur to me that could be a sign of distress. The pet store did tell me about his diet, thankfully. Every once in awhile I’d have to go purchase a bag of live crickets for meals. He ate three a day. The bag was stored in the fridge so don’t get this pet if that’s going to freak you out. Sometimes I would go outside and catch live moths for an extra treat. He lived about two years which is less than average for one in captivity. Now I realize that his quality of life could have been greatly improved had I done some studying up on the breed. If you are going to purchase a lizard for yourself or your child, Green Anoles are an easy breed to deal with. But learn about them first so that you will all be happier!

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