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just wondering what people think of them? someone i know wants to get green and brown anole's, house gecko's and long tailed skinks! can these live together? she asked me but im not really a lizard person, dont even know what an anole is lol so thought id ask here. no abusive or unhelpful comments please.

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I advise not to mix species. Much better off for them to be housed separately. Take a look at the above thread and read what has been said about it.
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anoles can get along with other things so long as they are chosen wisely.

i've kept anoles with lots of things.



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The general rule to follow in my opinion would be...

a) Are they a similar size, would they prey on each other in the wild? If they would, they will probably take a snack in captivity too.
b) Do they come from the same area in the wild? If they don't, they may well have different climate expectations - different temps, different humidities, substrates, etc. etc.
c) Are they of the same origin? I would not recommend adding a WC to a group of CB animals due to parasite load and other possible transmitable diseases.

Now in my opinion, you can keep brown anoles, green anoles, and long tail lizards in the same housing, providing that it is adequately large, has a large amount of foliage, climbing opportunities and hiding spots for them not to get stressed. They are all diurnal species.

Adding a nocturnal white spot gecko may disturb the balance, as these are quite active at night, and I personally think that nocturnal and diurnal in the same tank does not avoid confrontation - but keeps one awake when they should be sleeping! Imagine someone scuttling around your room and pouncing on food items whilst you were trying to sleep.

I frequently hear people say "but ones awake in the day, ones awake at night, they'll never come into contact", but in my experience, they will keep each other awake at the wrong times.

Zoos very cleverly have enclosures large enough to create mini eco systems, different temperatures, different humidity, different climate almost in different parts of the enclosure, and because of the scale that they are working on, they usually have a great deal more success with communal living.
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as above, read the link.

as for anoles, they be the green things in my sig. *point*

edit: (well one species of anole that is, there are many. )
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green tree frogs do nicely. a 5 lined skink, others as well.



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