Purchased from a legal source.
5 - 8 inches
The coloration changes based on mood, temperature, humidity, and health. It varies from bright green to browns and grays. The anole has a slender body and pointed snout. Males have a pink flap of skin that hangs under the neck called a dewlap which is used in attracting the females.
Trees, shrubs, tall grasses, vines. Prefers greenery for best camouflage and a moist environment.
Small insects and spiders. Prey must move to be detected.
Females lay 1 egg every 2 weeks from April to September in leaf litter and moist debris. Young hatch in 5 - 7 weeks.
Up to 6 years
- They are often referred to as the American chameleons, although they are not related to chameleons.
- Green Anoles have adhesive lamellae on their feet which allow them to crawl up walls like a gecko.
- The green anole is the only anole native to the United States.