| Common Name
||Collared Lizard (Mountain Boomer)
| Scientific Name
||About 8" to 12"
||During the daytime try to keep the temperature around 75-90 degrees,
and a basking spot temperature of 95-104 degrees. Then a drop down to 70-85
degrees for nighttime temperature.
||Females can be kept in multipiles of the same sex, however, adult males
can be highly teritorial when housed with other males. 3 to 4 females
can be housed with one male.
||Gravel & rocks will work very well. Repti-Bark can be used as well.
If using sand monitor your lizard to make sure it isn't ingesting lardge
amounts of substrate which can lead to health problems.
| Feeding Habits
||Collared Lizards are largely carnivorous. Young collareds will eat
crickets, mealworms, and super-meal-worms. Adults will on occasion accept
pinkie to small mice, goldfish, and grasshoppers.Some will also eat vegetables
(my favorite collard greens). Collared Lizards have also been known to
feed on small vertebrate (lizards and snakes), and invetabrates (spiders
||Collareds are roamers and they need a lot of space. If they do not
get enough space the lizard will become over stressed. You can't give a
collared too much room! An adult male requires a minimum size tank of 40
gallons. Bigger if your going to add females into the habitat. Hiding places
are essential. At least for each collared. Rocks are a good decoration,
but make sure there not going to fall and crush the animal. A dish of water
should be provided, with changes as nesecary. You must provide your Collareds
with UVB-providing fluorescent lights for calcium metabolism. Also it is
recommended to use an incandescent light for heat.