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Sagebrush Lizard Care Sheet

Scientific Name: Sceloporus graciosus

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Sagebrush Lizards are fairly small lizards, with black striping down their backs and rusty colours on their legs.



Natural Location: Western U.S.
Estimated Size: 2" to 3"
Captive Care Information

Food & Water

Sagebrush Lizards will eat a variety of feeder insects. Like all lizards, make sure the insects are gut-loaded and dusted with a calcium and/or multi-vitamin supplement. Feed them crickets, mealworms, silkworms, butterworms, etc. Provide a water dish at all times, ensuring it is clean water.

Lighting, Temperature & Humidity

Keep the day lights on a 12 hour cycle, maintaining the temperature between 80 - 85 degrees F. At night, drop the temperature to 70 - 75 degrees F. You can maintain the temperatures by using a ceramic heat emitter, incandescent bulb, or a heating pas. Provide full-spectrum flourescent lighting.


Sagebrush Lizards are fairly small, and due to this, do not need that much space. Bigger is always better, but they will only need a 2' x 2' x 2' enclosure. Provide a lot of cover/hiding places, and branches for climbing. Use a playsand or fine gravel as a substrate. At night, your Sagebrush Lizard may burrow themselves under the sand to sleep.


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