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Michael Hogue - 2012-08-07
I saw a american chameleon or Carolina Anole slurping away at the nectar on my hummingbird feeder (and the hummingbird, surprisingly, seemed afraid of him!) Despite pursuing a lifelong interest (and old degree) in biology and being aware some lizards are nectar 'eaters', this was the first time I have witnessed this behavior in our beloved North American lizards. However, I am somewhat concerned about his/her diet! I figure she/he pursued insects up there where it is hanging - got a taste of this thing - and has figured out how to climb up and down the string. So with that in mind, should I be concerned? Will he/she go into diabetic shock or something odd like that? I noticed he/she was moving slowly as it climbed the string - but could have just been trying to avoid being seen by a predator (exposed location). Need a better biologist - or better yet, a vet - than I.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-07
    The anole normally eats insects.  Dogs/cats normally eat meat.  Parrots normally eat seed/vegetation/nuts.  I have never seen any critter that doesn't like sweets.  Give my chameleon part of a gumdrop and he was in heaven.  Most likely this fella just likes it and knows the amount he can consume and will go back to his normal unsweetened diet.  I wouldn't be concerned.  I would bet in the wild they have eaten a berry or two.
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angelina - 2012-07-30
Hello I actually want to own a green iguana but I don't know if its a type of animal that can harm my other pets and family and I want it to be affectionate but I don't know if it is. I am 12 years old and I live in a apartament with three dogs and two turtles and I'm having a aquarium

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-30
    You might want to think about something that is just a little smaller.  These guys will go 5 - 7 feet.  That is large - not exactly a lap pet.  Think as large as the sofa.  In an apartment - if he wags his tail - there goes your dinner.  I think you would need to have yard and accomadations for this fella. 
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maggie - 2012-06-21
I am fixing to get a green Iguana and I know how to care for them but my mom tells me that they carry diseases that will kill me and I need to know if this is true or not. thank you

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-21
    Your mom probably has very valid reasons to say this.  Best to wait and let her do some research to see if it is OK for you.
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Shawn Handley Jr. - 2012-05-19
Hey Dr. Jungle do you think you could make some more reptile care sheets , fish are important too but you just have so many fish care sheets but so few reptile care sheets like some examples you should add are frilled lizards, golden geckos, american bullfrogs, pacman frogs, tokay geckos, house geckos, jewelry curly tailed lizards,tokay geckos, savannah monitors, nile monitors, african dwarf frogs, and maybe alligators. just a suggestion but would help out a lot of people thanks

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kevin kelly - 2011-05-11
As a kid growing up in Queens, NYC, I always had anoles as pets. I got them in the pet store for .75 each! Whenever Woolworth's had some in their pathetic little pet dept, I would open the tank they were in and liberate a few into my shirt pocket and bring them home, but not before letting all the parakeets out of their cages. The old lady who ran the curtain dept. a few aisles over would get very angry when the birds would land on her curtains and drop a load! Sadly, I was in Florida in 1993, and to my astonishment, those green anoles were in such abundance, that they would literally cover the parking lot pavement as roadkill. They were in the hotel rooms. Everywhere. So even at the dirt cheap retail price of .75 each, they were still a big profit margin.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-11
    You had some imagination and I bet you drove those people in Woolworth's crazy. Must have been fun.
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Shawn Handley Jr. - 2012-05-06
I have a 55 gallon long fish tank and I plan on making it a reptile community with 2 green anoles, 1 baham anole(maybe), 2 green tree frogs, nd 3 long tail grass lizards. If I would be able to add any other speices or have done anything wrong please comment thanks

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-06
    Should work out well. There are many other you can add. Maybe look at some more ground type reptiles.
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Margaret - 2009-12-21
I rescued two young iguanas a few years ago, as they were cooped up in a small aquarium for their life. When I got them home, I didn't have a habitat ready, so I let them loose in my bathroom, putting branches everywhere for them to climb about. Oh they were so grateful. They loved the shower steam and would climb above the shower. And pardon me, but they did observe what the toilet was for, so, they began crawling behind the toilet tank to relieve themselves. I placed liners behind the toilet tank, and each day cleaned up. They were quite fastidiou about where they pooped, just as we are sure to use our toilets! I adore these iguanas, and am endlessly fascinated with them.

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  • casey - 2012-05-01
    We had a beautiful female green iguana. we also had a small kitten at the time. My husband and I joked about how awsome it would be if we could train her to use the litter box. To our delight she crawled into it and relieved herself. She was amazing. Unfortunately we had gotten the wrong kind of lamp and she couldn't absorb the calcium in her diet,we lost her the night we had our second child. it is really hard to lose a pet after caring for them for so long.......... so please do your research they deserve it!
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Andrew - 2012-04-27
I just got a 3 gal tall hexagon terrarium and was wondering if i could keep an anole in it, or if not, what could I keep in it?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-28
    For one that would be fine. Make sure to have different levels for it to climb.
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Anonymous - 2012-02-07
How many could I keep in a 20 gallon long? I also would like to breed them because I want to start a pet shop and I think they would 1. Be a good pet. and 2. I think they would be popular. also, I'm only13.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-02-16
    Anoles kept as pets do best living alone, or in a group with only one male. Male anoles do not like other males. They may breed if the conditions are to their liking, keep a container with peat moss for the female to lay eggs in. I suggest you get a book on anoles to learn about breeding.
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Anonymous - 2012-02-06
Hi, my science teacher is giving me her pacu and her 20 gallon long and I have a tank for the pacu but I was thinking I could turn the tank into a reptile hang out. It is to make up for my senegal bichir eating his bettam. Could I keep 1 or 2 of these in there and if not what other lizard( that I could find) can I put in there and maybe breed???thx

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-02-16
    A 20 gallon aquarium is really way to small for even a single Green Iguana. They get big! But if you want to try breeding lizards, a good choice for your 20 gallon tank would be a Leopard Gecko. You can keep one male with one or more females.

    See the Leopard Gecko page for more info.
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