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Origin: This animal originates from some parts of Central America from Mexico to Costa Rica.
Size And Longevity:
This animal is use too dry arid regions and are a beautiful but small size lizard and they all seem too make a pretty nice starter lizard as they are pretty hardy and all though they are pretty shy at first with proper care they seem too tame pretty well, they are also fun too watch as they are very interesting and very active animals, this makes a great starter lizard for those who want your’ first lizard.
This animal is a small size lizard and full grown only gets a size of 4 to 6 inches in length, and are very active, these animals are also diurnal meaning they are mostly active at day and are usually a brown in color with a bright pink and blue underside females are greyish to brown color, they are a great choice for one with not much room, these animals have been known too live up 6 to 8 years in captivity and seem too become pretty docile.
Habitat And Caging Requirements:
This species is usually quiet easy to keep as they do not require a large amount of space to keep and seem to do well at a temperature of around 75 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, 1 or 2 adult animal can be kept in a 15 or 20 gallon tank or vivarium and are best kept with 1 male per setup.
You can decorate the tank with wood, live plant’s, sand substrate and rock’s, this species seems to do best in a desert or tropical like aquarium or vivarium type setup with a basking area and some moss, chola wood for hiding places, and a water dish large enough too climb into, and keep the water clean by changing it every other day, also keep a water spray bottle handy to mist down the setup every 2 to 3 days and this will also help with your’ pet’s shedding, they also enjoy a basking area, some people also use a small heat pad at one end of the setup so the animal can move to and from heat as it needs.
Temperature And Lighting Requirements:
You want to use low wattage bulbs’ for best results’ to avoid over heating of your’ pet as over heating could cause your’ pet to dehydrate, these animals’ seem to fair well at temperatures of (75 to 84 degrees F.).
Sexing Your’ Animal: The male is larger and brighter brown with 2 pink patches under his belly surrounded by dark blue rings.
Feeding And Nutrition: For feeding your’ pet it is no problem as they are veracious feeders’ and will readily eat crickets’, meal worms, super worms, fruit flies, and wax worms.
Handling And Care:
“Alright for the care and handling of your pet”, I know these little guys’ are so cute that your’ going too want too handle them all the time right?, but when you first get them it is a good idea put them in their new home and mostly enjoy watching them get use to their new home and feed them well for at least a couple of day’s which is really a good idea for any new pet that you get of any kind and then gradually start too handle them from time to time, this is called acclimating your’ animal which cut’s down stress which in turn make’s you have a happier healthier pet, this species is pretty docile, it will just take a little while for it to get use to it’s new owner so start handling them a little at a time.