Diet: Crickets, Butter Worms, Phoenix
Worms, King Worms, and other grubs. Make sure to
dust the insects with a multi-vitamin supplement
as they will not get the natural vitamins they would
from a diverse diet in the wild.
Adult size: from head to tail, approximately
1 1/2 foot long.
Males are very aggressive towards each other and
should not be kept together. They can be sexed by
counting the Spurs on their hind legs. Females have
8 or less spurs, males 9- 18 or more. They should
be kept in at least 4 by 3 foot long cage. They
must be offered a UVB light to help with digestion
of Calcium and other vitamins. A shallow water dish
is a must, if too tall they will not use it. In
general, plated lizards are very tame and can be
handled often. They should be kept at 25- 28*C,
with one side of the cage being a bet cooler.