The Green Anole has the ability to change color according to it’s mood and because of this it is often referred
Origins of The Green Anole
The Green Anole originates in South Eastern parts of North America, ie: Florida, North & South Carolina and Georgia and can also be found in parts of Texas and in Hawaii, where it has been relatively recently introduced.
The Green Anole is an excellent choice for the herp beginner, as it’s habitat requirements are less demanding than other pet lizards.
A water bowl should be provided, though the green anole won’t drink from it, he should have the opportunity to give himself a good soaking. Plants are an absolute necessity, as this is where your lizard will lick drops of water, provided by misting and a basking branch should be provided under the heat source.
The Green Anoles’ diet is made up mostly of small insects, such as crickets. Your anole should be fed a couple of crickets every two or three days. Avoid over-feeding as uneaten insects will become dehydrated and of little nutritional value to your anole and he may be too full when fresh insects are introduced.
Health and happiness manifest as a vibrant green color in your anole.
When stressed, nervous or unwell the anole’s color will change from green to brown. There are many shades of brown and the deeper the brown, the more stressed your pet is becoming.
Around 1 in 20,000 green anoles, in the wild, are born with a rare condition where some of the ‘layers’ of pigmentation are missing. This results in a baby blue colored anole, which are now becoming quite sought after on the open market..