Abronia graminea Care Sheet
Common name: Arboreal Alligator Lizard
Scientific name: Abronia graminea
Maximum adult size: 10”-12”
Life expectancy: 15 Years
Minimum enclosure size: 24”x18”x36”
Style of enclosure: Arboreal
Substrate: Sphagnum moss and coconut chip mix
Description of what’s needed:
The Mexican alligator lizard adopts an arboreal lifestyle and is commonly found inhabiting the bromeliads among mesic cloud or pine-oak forest canopies. This habitat offers a humid temperate climate with summer rains. The preferred diet of this species is a variety of insects.] Colour patterns of the Mexican alligator lizard can range from bright emerald, green to dark teal blue; juvenile colouration is a tan ground colour with dark crossbands. UV lighting is a must and bright LED lighting.
Ambient: 72F-78F Day. 60F-65F Night. Night time drop is required.
Abronia thrive on a varied diet. Crickets, locusts, roaches, moths. All feeders must be gutloaded and dusted.
Abronia do require a cooldown period. Two months of temps ranging from 50F-55F. Mating usually occurs between September and December; females give birth to 5–12 live young between April and June. Raise young ones individually with lots of UV light and plenty of food. Young ones are prone to dehydration, fill the ground of the box/cage with at least 5 cm humid sphagnum moss.