Animal Stories - Green Anole


Animal-World Information about: Green Anole

The Green Anole, dubbed the American Chameleon, has an amazing ability to change colors!
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micayla weston - 2013-12-09
Can i keep a alone lizard with my american tree frogs

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    Keeping frogs and lizards together can make for an interesting display, but you need to keep in mind that these types of animals  have only one thing in mind in their territory (habitat)... and that's food. Everything that moves is potential food, so you need to make sure they neither animal will become lunch. Usually that means they both need to have ample space, the proper decor, and that they are similar in size. Also reptiles generally 'own' their territory and so there can be a greater risk of harm with some of the more aggressive types of lizards, like the Tokay Gecko.
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Anonymous - 2013-12-05
I have an awesome green anole on my finger and I want more!

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rozalynn - 2012-09-12
I don't have a comment I have a question. What does it mean when your anole is black

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-17
    If an anole gets too stressed out or scared, it will turn black. They will also turn a very dark brown or black when they get sick or injured. Best not to handle them when either stressed or sick. If it doesn't soon adapt to its environment and stays black, a trip to the vet may be needed.
  • Mare Mar - 2012-11-02
    We have green Anoles here and when one of them turns black/brown and does not feed or drink I force feed it and also force drink it. They usually bounce back.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-02
    Could be dehydrated. Try misting the tank.
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Shawn Handley Jr. - 2012-08-25
Hi I am building a palunduirium and am planning on installing a plexi glass insert to keep water from leaking into the land side and making a big mess and am curious wether or not silicone number 2 is toxic to reptiles and fish. I have a problem in the fact I have heard both answers of some people saying they have used it for years in fish tanks and had no probems and also heard that the silicone is toxic and will slowly leak into the water. This is sort of urgent and need to be sure I do not accidently use and kill everything going in the tank or don't use it and go out buy some new aqurium sealent and found out I wasted like $10-$20 dollars so any info will help thanks

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-08-26
    I've heard there can be some risk from toxin being released from silicone, but I've also heard it is only toxic until it gets fully cured (about 24 hours I think). We've use silcone in as a sealant and to hold decor in place in reef tanks, saltwater systems, freshwater aquarium systems, and reptile water habitats (terrariums and water turtle pond) in the past and never had any issues with it.



    To get an absolute answer, you may want to contact the manufacturer.
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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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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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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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