Baby Green Anole

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Baby Green Anole

Postby ottothedragon » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:22 pm

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Green anoles are indigenous to where i live and the weather has taken a very nasty turn, it’s been below freezing for weeks, and i found a baby green anole cold in my basement and i didn’t have the heart to leave him to die there or throw him out in the cold so i put him in a little cage for the time being until it warms up outside. He looks pretty rough to me but i really know nothing about anoles. is it okay what i’m doing? what should i feed him if so? He’s currently in a small terrarium with a little tree and a rock to bask on, I read that they prefer more vertical terrariums but my old chameleon terrarium is much too large for him. I have a basking bulb and a uvb bulb on and his cage is about 80°F. Any advice?[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Baby Green Anole

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:21 pm

He might just be too cold. I would warm him back up, slowly. He's a cute little guy for sure! I'm not sure if he will want to eat and could be stressed out so releasing him back outside when the temps come back up is a good idea. I'd just give him some warmth and let him be for now since stress could cause more harm than good and the temps are bound to come back up soon. I've been reading about similar issues happening to Iguanas in Florida.
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Re: Baby Green Anole

Postby ottothedragon » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:35 pm

okay, thanks! he’s drank some water i’m trying to just let him be for now.
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Re: Baby Green Anole

Postby ottothedragon » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:19 pm

after warming up the baby’s looking great, green and running around his temportary home :)
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Re: Baby Green Anole

Postby AHBD » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:36 am

That's a good sign ! So nice that you helped the little guy. :) Keep the tank warm and spritz it well twice a day. They usually get their hydration from drops on foliage, and they require high humidity. Very small insects would be good, even houseflies + spiders.
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Re: Baby Green Anole

Postby RaptorTrainer » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:43 pm

That so cool that you did this!! Hopefully, the temperature gets back to normal. We have been having the same problem in New Mexico; one day its below freezing, then the next 2 days its 70F, then the next day its below freezing again! i'm always worried that the reptiles around here will come out of hibernation too soon. Keep up the good work and try feeding him at least a few small bugs (small crickets would work!)
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