Tips on Anoles

The green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis), also called the American chameleon, is found in the South Eastern United States. The brown anole, first introduced in Texas and Florida (Anolis segrei) has spread northward as far as the Carolinas. Both lizards eat an insect diet and need the same type of woodland caging. But the brown anole is more terrestrial than the green anole, and if put in the same cage as a green anole, it will become aggressive towards it. Cannibalism or fighting will result if they are housed together. Of course, this does not usually happen in the wild since they do not naturally live in close quarters. Make sure to house each anole separately.

To learn more about these lizards, please read Choosing a Brown Anole and Choosing a Green Anole.

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