Anoles cage in chicken coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by tdgill, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. tdgill

    tdgill Overrun With Chickens

    thinking that some of those cute lizards would make a natural fly trap if I kept a wire cage out of reach of chickens! lol. oh what fun! Anyone?
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    LOL. Anoles are a nice snack for chickens and they'll go crazy trying to catch them! The chickens might get hurt in the wire somehow going after them.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2010
  3. tdgill

    tdgill Overrun With Chickens

    thinking of hanging an anole cage from my rafters way out of reach...we'll see.
  4. the funny farm6615

    the funny farm6615 Out Of The Brooder

    May 26, 2010
    please let us know how it works!
  5. ladycrotalus

    ladycrotalus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Massena, NY
    Anoles need access to unfiltered sunlight or a UVB bulb otherwise they will develop metabolic bone disease and die.
  6. tdgill

    tdgill Overrun With Chickens

    yes, thank you.
  7. OccamsTazer

    OccamsTazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Hm, I don't know about keeping them in a cage, it might work.
    I'd imagine loose ones could keep out of the way of chickens for the most part, you can get them in bulk and cheap from most reptile breeders.
  8. TwistedSerpent

    TwistedSerpent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Like said above, all the lizards will die unless they get access to unfiltered sunlight, as well as if youre not in an area theyre native too they wont survive without you maintaining the proper temps and humidity, not a good idea at all.

    If you're looking for a creature to control the flying insect population in dark cool areas spiders are a much better option.
  9. tdgill

    tdgill Overrun With Chickens

    my "coop" is a 12x20 barn style shed and here in maryland its warm and humid as we speak. I have the impression that I've caused some folks to worry. I am a animal lover and have had anoles a long time ago, would not want to put their little lives in jepardy. I have heat rocks, special vita-lights etc. for keeping anoles inside and was just entertaining the idea of making a little outdoor cage for the daytime....
  10. TwistedSerpent

    TwistedSerpent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Never meant you werent, was just saying that unless you live somewhere where they're native they wont do well outside especially with no acess to sunlight, and personally I love the idea of a barn with a bunch of big spiders.

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