The Big-Headed Anole (Anolis cybotes) are a stunning relatively hardy diurnal lizard and make a fantastic display species, they are arboreal by nature so should be housed in a tall vivarium with high levels of UV and plenty of live plants with high humidity (60 to 80%). They need a background temperature of around 21 to 27C, a hotspot of 31C with a drop to 15 to 18 at night. This species gets its name from the male's strangely large head. It is often brownish in color with lighter stripes on the flanks.The higher the level of UV these animals are given the brighter in colour they appear, the males also develop even brighter colours in the breeding season.
*Photo credit to http://www.portcreditpets.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/ARS4713.jpg Our animals are juveniles which have not developed their adult colouration.
|LATIN NAME||Anolis cybotes|
|ADULT SIZE||Males 20cm (8in), Females smaller|
|TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS||21-27C with a basking site at 31C and night time drop to 19C|
|ADULT ENCLOSURE SIZE||24 x 18 x 36in (60cm x 45cm x 90cm) minimum|