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Do blue belly lizards make good pets?

Do blue belly lizards make good pets?

Also known as blue-belly because of the blue color on its neck and underside, a western fence lizard can make a really great pet.

How big do blue belly lizards get?

The Western Fence Lizard is a medium-sized lizard: It only grows to a maximum of 8.5 inches in length. So it is safe to keep in a terrarium. The lizard is usually covered in spiny brown, tan, or gray scales and has a bluish underside hence the nickname blue belly lizard.

Are blue belly lizards poisonous?

No. Blue belly lizards, also know as western fence lizards are not poisonous, but can bite.

Why do blue belly lizards do push ups?

These western fence lizards, aka “blue bellies” are doing push-up as a mating display, flashing the blue markings on their bellies to attract the females. Their push-ups are also a territorial display, often to challenge other males if they get too near and fight one another when they enter their territory.

Can blue belly lizards eat fruit?

Lizards are omnivores, which means their diet consists of both animal and plant matter, including fruits and vegetables.

How often do blue belly lizards eat?

Feed wild lizards as many crickets and mealworms as they will eat, two to three times each week.

What do blue belly lizards eat and drink?

Blue belly lizards eat bugs of all kinds and will catch them on their own in the wild. Small lizards eat insects such as ants and baby crickets. As the blue belly lizard gets bigger, he will add larger prey to the menu, including spiders, earthworms, mealworms, waxworms, larger crickets and grasshoppers.

Why do lizards stare at you?

Staring could very well be their way of asking you for something good to eat! It happens when you and your gecko have formed a good bond, and they have connected you with being a food provider.

What kind of lizard is black with blue bellies?

They are brown to black in color (the brown may be sandy or greenish) and have black stripes on their backs, but their most distinguishing characteristic is their bright blue bellies. The ventral sides of the limbs are yellow.

How long does a blue belly lizard stay in its cage?

Turn the lights off for 10 to 12 hours each night; the cage temperature can safely fall to room temperature at night when the lights are off. Blue belly lizards primarily consume invertebrates in the wild, but they will eat small lizards from time to time.

What do you need to take care of a blue belly lizard?

Drinking Water. Your lizard needs access to clean, fresh water at all times, so provide him a shallow water dish. You can purchase a suitable bowl at a pet store, or you can repurpose a jar lid or plastic food container.

What does a western fence lizard look like?

What does the Western Fence (Blue Belly) Lizard look like? Their legs are yellow-orange colour underneath but primarily they can range from a black or brown colour. In reality they can change their colour depending on the environment. They also have small scales all over their body.