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Anole (American Chameleon) Care Guide


Green anoles are also known as “American Chameleons” because of their ability to change colors from brilliant greens to shades of brown. They are relatively hardy, inexpensive to obtain, diurnal and quite docile. These features makes them a favorite pet and an ideal addition to any classroom. Anoles are native to the southeastern United States, ranging from the gulf coast states to Oklahoma. In the wild, they occupy habitats of bushes, trees less than 15 feet tall and rock walls or woods around houses. Anoles are strict insectivores and feed on crickets, grasshoppers, grubs, spiders and moths. Males can be territorial and should not be housed with other males. The average life span of an anole is three to five years, but with excellent care and nutrition, seven to ten years is common.


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