The green anole is generally about five to eight inches (13 to 20 cm) long. Females are usually smaller and can be under five inches (13 cm) long. Green anoles have adhesive lamellae on their foot-pads for crawling along walls, much like geckos. Able to change color, the green anole can be anywhere from bright green to browns and grays. The green anole is generally about five to eight inches (13 to 20 cm) long. Females are usually smaller and can be under five inches (13 cm) long. Green anoles have adhesive lamellae on their foot-pads for crawling along walls, much like geckos. Able to change color, the green anole can be anywhere from bright green to browns and grays.

Green Anole Care Sheet written by Paul Flexman for TheReptilian.co.uk. Common name: Green Anole, but also known as the American chameleon due to its ability to change colour. It is not related to the chameleon at all. Scientific name: Anolis carolinensis Purchasing younger (smaller) anoles will ensure a longer life under your care. Housing. Despite their small size, green anoles should be given plenty of space as they are active and agile creatures. Consider a 10 gallon terrarium the absolute minimum size for a single anole.