||Peru Sun Lizard
||Provide a temperature range between
75-80 during the day with a basking area temperature of 90 degrees. Temperatures
of 68-70 during the evening.
||From 3" to 6"
||As insectivores, this species feeds
strictly on crickets and mealworms, with a dusting of HERPACARE's Vitamin/Calcium
Supplement 3-4 times per week. A feeding of once per day should be provided
for young species with every other day feeding for adults. As a referance,
the food served should be 1/3 the size of the lizard's head, not larger.
||Because of their territorial nature,
species should be kept alone unless breeding is the goal.
||Successful permanent maintenace over
severl generations requires a 20-30 gallon terrarium with a screen locking
lid, a rock to bask on, a piece of wood or group of rocks to hide in, and
if possible a rock or cork bark wall. A deep layer of sandy substrae (ESU
Desert Blend) should work well. Other decorations are only needed to appeal
to the owners urge for a certain look. Fresh drinking water, and a suitable
basking are should be made avaliable. Ultraviolet light with a UVA and
UVB should be provided for 8 to 10 hours each day. Although this is a desert
species, it is still important that the habitat does not become too arid.
A through misting each mornig should keep the humidity at a moderate level
of approximately 30%.