Peru Sun Lizard Care Sheet
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desert areas of South America is home to the Peru Sun
Lizard. Theire bodies are made to be in hot climates,
as their scales are much harder than your average lizard.
||3 inches to 6.5 inches
Peru Sun Lizards are insectivores, meaning they
eat insects. In captive care they should be fed a varied
diet including crickets,
They may also eat earthworms from time to time. Remember
to use a multi-vitamin supplement on the insects every
couple of days. When your Peru Sun Lizards are
young, feed them everyday. When they are adults, feed
them every second day.
Keep a shallow water dish in the habitat. Your Peru
Sun Lizard will drink water from the dish. Make
sure to change the water every day, as it may become
dirty. Lizards tend tow defecate in the water, and if
this happens, change the water immediately.
Lighting, Temperature & Humidity
For sufficient lighting for your Peru Sun Lizard,
use full spectrum UVB lighting. Keep the lights on a
12 hour daylight cycle.
You must also use either incandescent lighting or a
ceramic light emitter to produce a temperature range
from 75 degrees F to 80 degrees F. There must also be
a basking spot that reaches 90 degrees F. Drop the temperature
at night down to 70 degrees F.
Keep the humidity level at 30 percent. A daily misting
will accomplish this.
The minimum size habitat for a Peru Sun Lizard
should be about 30 inches x 12 inches x 18 inches. These
lizards are from a desert environment, so use a playsand
substrate. Make sure to remove any small pebbles from
the sand, as they can be ingested and lead to impaction.
Place large stones and low branches from your lizards
to climb over, and bask on. You should also create an
area in the habitat that is cooler, allowing your Peru
Sun Lizard to regulate its body temperature.