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Brown Anole

Brown Anole

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The brown anole (Anolis sagrei), also known commonly as the Bahaman anole or De la Sagra's anole, is a species of lizard in the family Dactyloidae. The species is native to Cuba and the Bahamas. It has been widely introduced elsewhere, by being sold as a pet lizard, and is now found in Florida and throughout the United States. It has also been introduced to other Caribbean islands and Taiwan in Asia.

This species is highly invasive. In its introduced range, it reaches exceptionally high population densities, is capable of expanding its range very quickly, and both outcompetes and consumes many species of native lizards. The brown anole's introduction into the United States in the early 1970s has altered the behavior and negatively affected populations of the native Green anole , which have since generally been relegated to the treetops.


Care Requirements: Beginner

Temperament: Skittish

Habitat: Tropical

Temperature : 90F(hotspot) no lower than 75F(ambient)

Humidity : 60-70%

Diet: Live Insects

Adult cage size: 10 gallons+

Lifespan: 5+ years