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THE 70 GALLON TALL
You will notice that many of my buddies are a little on the hefty side. This is one of the downfalls of keeping mixed species together. I keep everyone well fed.
The Cuban Anole was an adult when purchased. Likely wild caught so I am not sure of his age. I really was under the impression that he was only half grown as he is about 6 inches in body length. Cubans are known for eating other lizards and I can see why...they have a mouth that opens like that of a crocodile. So far, we have been very lucky and haven't lost anyone to that mouth. I do mean very lucky. As one day I made him drop a green anole! OH! New house for him immediately.
A little Rainbow Skink. These little guys are so full of energy. Brave as can be. Hardy. Not handlable. If I have to catch one of these guys, I am having to tear apart from top to bottom and including sifting substrate as they bury themselves in it to avoid me. If you are looking for a display reptile to house in a natural setting, seriously consider one of these.
4 in 1 ~ Front right foreground is a male Swift. Following the same branch is the Skink.....along to the end of the branch on the large leaf is a female Day Gecko and to the right is the female Emerald Swift. I recently lost the male Swift. He came here in October of last year, was here for 8 months, wild caught I believe as he came to me from a commercial seller. I thought he had settled well, I saw no symptoms of disease prior to his passing.
My tiny brown anole is approximately 3.5 years of age, I have to say that he is not doing well lately, the past 6 weeks or so and I am not sure I will have him much longer. Anoles can live up to 5 or 6 years but he was grown when I got him. Although, I tried to provide remedies, this little guy passed a couple of days ago. RIP
The Giant Day Gecko in here is a small female. My female Day's have a lot of trouble with sheds and it doesn't seem to matter how high the humidity is kept. I do not keep any of the 3 Giant Days together. These little ones can be quite viscious to each other, if not a bonded pair. The male who is twice the size was getting quite beat up....though, very cautious at first and not liking really active cage mates given a little time they will settle in well. During the acclamation period I watch to ensure they are getting enough to eat and have safe places close to the heat sources.