Green Basilisk Care

Green Basilisk Care About
Often referred to as the Jesus lizard for their ability to “walk on water.” The Green Basilisk requires handling to remain complacent about it. They are not well known as the hands on type of pet. They are fascinating to watch.
Sleep Pattern Diurnal
Max Size 2-2 ½ Feet
Life Span 10-15 Years
55 gallon tank is good for an adult. They enjoy having many climbing spaces and a good hideout. A large water hole is great with a few smooth rocks for resting. Moderate humidity is recommended.
  • TEMPERATURE: 85˚F during the day, 80˚F at night, and 95-100˚F for basking.
  • SUBSTRATE: Cypress Mulch is best. Keep it moist but not soaking wet.
  • LIGHTING: UV lights are essential as they are diurnal, a 5.0 works best. Use a heat pad under the tank to help with warmth and a ceramic heater also. A basking light is a must. Keep several thermometers in your tank to regulate heat. Timers are very helpful.
Diet 80% live-crickets, earthworms and small goldfish, the remainder are fruits and vegetables. The young need higher amounts of protein. Always dust food with calcium powder and gut-load crickets..
Water Green Basilisks love to be around water. Giving them constant access to a clean supply of chlorine-free water is essential to their good health. All water given to this pet for drinking, as well as water used for misting, soaking or bathing must be 100% free of chlorine and heavy metals. We recommend that you use unflavored bottled drinking water or bottled natural spring water and never untreated tap water.

*As with any pet, it is important that you find a veterinarian that practices in the certified care for your animal. This guide is general in nature and should not be used to diagnose your pet.