Basilisk lizard care guide 1. A basilisk enclosure must be spacious.
Male plumed basilisks are very territorial and become aggressive towards things they see as a threat.
Basilisk lizard enclosure size. As you are taming a wild animal the enclosure has to mimic the scenario of the wild. Uvb is important to the health of the lizard because it helps them use the calcium in their diet properly. Eight to ten weeks later the eggs hatch and the babies emerge as fully independent lizards.
Most of the length actually comes from the tail. The average size of a fully grown green basilisk is usually around 24 36 inches in length. The uvb fluorescent tube should be set up so that the light is not more than 10 inches above the basilisk with no glass or plastic between the light and the lizard as these materials block out vital uvb rays.
The species is the largest basilisk species with an average snout to vent length of approximately 10 inches. It is because these pets do not emit any body heat by itself. The total length includes the tail as well which can up to 3 ft in length.
Basilisks will need a lot of room to move around climb and even soak or swim. For this heat is an important criterion that tops the list. Plumed basilisk double crested basilisk jesus christ lizard.
Adult female plumed basilisk lay five to fifteen eggs at a time. Scientific facts common name brown basilisk striped or common scientific name basiliscus vittatus captive lifespan 8 12 years size 24 inches 60cm mass 0 44 1 32 lb. 200 600grams habitat vegetation along with water bodies with sufficient sun exposure country of origin central ame.
The minimum size enclosure for an adult basilisk is 4 feet wide by 3 feet deep by 4 feet tall. The common basilisk basiliscus basiliscus is a species of lizard in the family corytophanidae the species is endemic to central america and south america where it is found near rivers and streams in rainforests it is also known as the jesus christ lizard jesus lizard south american jesus lizard or lagarto de jesus cristo for its ability to run on the surface of water. For your basilisk to feel comfortable you need to replicate those conditions the best you can.
The ideal cage size for this species is 48 inch x 36 inch x 24 inches. For an adult pair or trio i recommend a vertically oriented glass walled enclosure that is at least 3 feet long by 3 feet wide and 4 feet tall with plenty of branches etc. It s important to really understand the potential size of this reptile at full maturity.
Their preferred area to lay them is in warm damp sand or soil. A female always slightly smaller than a male can grow to be around 18 24.