The Knight Anole will eat feeder insects:
(teboworms), flies, and sometimes even earthworms. Make
sure to dust, or gut load, your insects with a calcium/multi-vitamin
supplement. Provide your insects with some fruit as
well, as the natural vitamins found in the fruit will
also help your Knight Anole. These lizards have also
been known to eat fruit from time to time. You could
try leaving a bit of fruit baby food on a dish as well.
Mist the enclosure twice a day, as they will drink
the mist off the leaves. You can also use a drip system.
Some may even learn to drink from a shallow dish. If
you do include one, make sure the dish is very heavy,
and shallow, to avoid injury. If it is light, your Knight
Anole could flip the dish onto itself and possibly be
hurt. It is extremely important to wash the dish and
provide clean water every day.
Lighting, Temperature & Humidity
Keep the temperature during the day around 83 to 90
degrees F. At night, you can reduce the temperature
to 75 to 80 degrees F. The Knight Anole lives
in warm temperatures year round, and do not tolerate
the cold. Do not let the temperatures drop below 75
degrees F. A broad-spectrum heat bulb and full-spectrum
fluorescent lighting should be provided to obtain the
proper temperatures and vitamin intake.
Keep the humidity around 80 - 90% as Knight Anoles
come from semi-humid areas.
Knight Anoles prefer to climb, and they usually
do when threatened. Give them a large habitat, preferably
higher than wide. A 2' wide x 2' deep x 4' high enclosure
would do nicely. Make sure to include many items for
your Knight Anole to climb on and over.
Use a fully digestible substrate, as they will sometimes
consume parts of the ground while hunting insects. If
they cannot digest the ground material, it may lead
to impaction. If you provide a fully screened enclosure,
they will climb on the walls as well.
Never house two Knight Anole's together.
These lizards are extremely territorial and hostile.
Putting them together will cause undue stress, which
may lead to health complications. They will also fight