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The Emerald Swift is a beautiful lizard and are indigenous to the high altitude cloud forests of the extreme southern Mexico and most of Central America. The name, Emerald Swift, was derived from the incredible bright green and blue coloration exhibited by males. The Female swift are not as ornately colored but still a very attractive specie.

Some would say that the Swift is a difficult to maintain, which simply isn’t true. This specie does quite well in captivity, but it must be maintained, cared for and habitat appropriately sustained. Many Emerald available in this country are imported, captive birth and less frequently, captive breeding is not unheard of

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The Emerald Swift is a small specie, rarely exceeding lengths of seven or eight inches. Males are usually a couple of inches larger than the female and are easily identified by a more vibrant color appearance.

Depending on the species background, it typically lives fix to six years. However, those born in captivity will live a decade or longer providing it’s properly cared for.

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You do have a number of options for housing of your Emerald Swift, but be sure to take humidity into a consideration as this is a definite requirement for the Emerald Swift. Glass terrariums with a screen lid, or a plastic enclosure will help retain moisture and control humidity levels.

The Emerald Swift is typically not an aggressive lizard but, just as with most species, they are territorial. Do not house more than one male in any given enclosure. Instead, house them in male/female pairs or multiple females to one male.

As a general rule of thumb, a male/female adult pair should be housed in tank that is a standard 20 gallon long terrarium. A tank this size will provide adequate space for normal activity and thermoregulating. If you plan on keeping more than a couple of Emeralds, it larger tank is highly suggested.

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As a general rule of thumb, food items should be no larger than the space between your pets eyes, and no larger then half the size of their head. Food items any larger than this may get caught in your lizards digestive tracks which could lead to death. Emerald Swift love a cricket diet and should be feed as many crickets as possible within a fifteen minute time period. For proper nutrition, the crickets should be gut loaded and dusted with a calcium supplement, for proper nutrition.

In addition, the Emerald Swift will also eat a larger worms, and many other insects that are of a good size. Use caution about feeding them insects from your yard because they may carry parasites that could make your pet very sick.

Lastly, it’s suggested to keep all food items out of your tank at night because they can keep your lizard u, disturbing its sleep cycle and cause loads of stress that may even hurt your lizard.

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When you get your new pet home, it will be skittish and stressed out. Place it in its new habitat and allow for a couple of weeks to lapse before handling it. Start by picking it up for a few minutes a day, while holding it inside the cage to prevent it from escaping. Do this for about a week. Do not attempt to lift your Emerald Swift from behind or from above, this may startle your pet. Place one hand in front of your pet and gently nudge him or her up onto your and.

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Although the Emerald Swift is from a relatively cool climate with limited sunshine, the best temperature for this specie when kept in captivity is approximately seventy-five degrees, while providing a basking area that reaches approximately ninety-degrees during the day.

A thermal gradient is an important aspect of your enclosure and vital for your Emerald Swift health and well-being. Such a thermal gradient allows your pet to rest in comfort at the cooler and of the gradient and while allowing for them to bask until a desired body temperature is reached. Always use a couple of good thermosets, affixed to the tank, at either end the help measure and maintain the gradient within the Emeralds environment.

There are number of acceptable ways to help create heat for your Emerald. For example, infrared bulb, heating pads, incandescent bulbs, heating pads and ceramic heat emitters are all good choices. Your will find many heating options here at Petware House, and don’t forget, we have the largest selection of reptiles in Fort Wayne.

Even though emerald swifts are exposed only to periodic sunlight in the wild, the use of full spectrum lighting in captivity has proven highly successful in rearing this species. Fluorescent bulbs designed specifically for reptile use, and that provide light in the ultraviolet B (UVB) range are your best option.

The light produced by these bulbs replicates the rays of the sun and plays a vital role in vitamin D3 production and calcium absorption.


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Cypress mulch or orchid bark are both excellent choices for Emerald Smith substrate as it promotes high levels of humidity without hording fungus or mould. Add to this green sphagnum moss and you will have an excellent combination to maintain adequate humidity levels.

The addition to appropriate, ample climbing and basking perches, while not necessary, are highly suggested. In addition logs and rocks can be used for both ornamental purposes as well as climbing structures which your pet will require for activity.

In addition to the mentioned décor be sure to include some live and/or plastic pants and a hiding place or two. When lizards become stressed out, he or she will retreat to their hiding place for a little while.

In addition to a steady supply of drinking water, ensure your swift enclosure is misted with room temperature water, a few times a day. You will learn through trial and error to determine how much misting your enclosure will require to an important moisture level. Ensure that your substrate is damp and never soggy. You will know when you must mist your enclosure as the substrate will be nearly dry.


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For the continued health of your Emerald Swift, as with any other lizard, you will have to ensure they have access to a steady supply of clean, fresh water. A shallow bowl is typically suggested to provide your pet with easy access and provides best suitability for evaporation of water for humidity purpose.

In addition to a steady supply of drinking water, ensure your swift enclosure is misted with room temperature water, a few times a day. You will learn through trial and error to determine how much misting your enclosure will require to an important moisture level. Ensure that your substrate is damp and never soggy. You will know when you must mist your enclosure as the substrate will be nearly dry.


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When you get your new pet home, it will be skittish and stressed out. Place it in its new habitat and allow for a couple of weeks to lapse before handling it. Start by picking it up for a few minutes a day, while holding it inside the cage to prevent it from escaping. Do this for about a week. Do not attempt to lift your Emerald Swift from behind or from above, this may startle your pet. Place one hand in front of your pet and gently nudge him or her up onto your and.

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