They drink water either from small puddles or by licking mist or dew from the leaves of plants.
Blue belly lizards eat bugs of all kinds and will catch them on their own in the wild. Spiny Lizards: Male blue belly lizards are territorial and need plenty of space in which to establish themselves. Blue belly lizards are sometimes preyed upon by ticks and other parasites, but these little lizards have a secret within them that science is working to unlock.
In captivity they should have sticks to climb on and pieces of bark or stones that they can climb on or hide under. Medical Miracles Blue belly lizards are sometimes preyed upon by ticks and other parasites, but these little lizards have a secret within them that science is working to unlock.
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Prairie Described: In the wild, blue belly lizards will bask on a rock or other sunny spot to soak in the warmth; in captivity they need a safe heat source. Sceloporus occidentalis Sonoma State University: Small lizards eat insects such as ants and baby crickets. Many of these foods are available from pet stores when the weather makes it hard to find them in the backyard.
As the blue belly lizard gets bigger, he will add larger prey to the menu, including spiders, earthworms, mealworms, waxworms, larger crickets and grasshoppers. A blue belly in captivity needs much the same diet.
Reptiles in Hercules: Video of the Day. Western fence lizards do best with daytime temperatures between 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and nighttime temperatures around 62 degrees, though they can survive if it gets colder.
Brought to you by Cuteness. This small grayish-brown lizard has a covering of shiny blue scales on its belly, giving rise to the better-known name of "blue belly lizard. Swifts and Fence Lizards Friends of Hercules: Never keep two males together in captivity.